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Division of Nursing

Want to start earning your BSN after high school graduation? Plan to gain a master's degree in a specialized field of nursing? Pursue your doctorate? Become a Nurse Practitioner? Wherever you are in your nursing journey, DeSales has a program for you.

The DeSales University Division of Nursing offers quality, innovative nursing programs. If career preparation is important to you, you've found the right school. As a DeSales nursing student, you'll study under credentialed faculty, conduct innovative research in state-of-the-art labs, and learn through hands-on clinical assignments.

The DeSales Difference
The DeSales Nursing Program is the largest in the Lehigh Valley. Our graduates are unparalleled in their reputation for excellence.

BSN Degree Programs


MSN Degree Programs


Nurse Practitioner Programs


DNP Degree Programs


Certification Programs

Advanced Labs & Facilities

The Gambet Center

Our newest 77,000 square foot academic building has some of the most exciting and cutting-edge technology available in healthcare education. The facility features:

  • simulation labs
  • the area's only gross anatomy lab
  • a standardized patient lab

The Center is a showcase of green architecture featuring environmentally advanced design consistent with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Explore the Gambet Center

CCNE Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at DeSales University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

CCNE - Accredited
Nursing at DeSales

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society - Mu Omicron Chapter

The Mu Omicron Chapter at DeSales University has inducted over 500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students along with community nurse leaders into this prestigious society.

Learn More about the nursing honor society

Nursing News

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Jan 25, 2022
Four Graduate Programs Rank in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs
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Jan 21, 2022
Dean's List for Fall 2021: Accelerated Nursing
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Jan 3, 2022
From Crime Scenes to Raceways—DeSales Scholar Series Examines History of LVHN’s MedEvac Program
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Dec 14, 2021
50 Years Later: A Celebration of Women at DeSales
Sarah Brown
Nov 24, 2021
Meet Sarah Brown: 2021 Leadership Scholarship Winner
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Nov 22, 2021
Advocating for DEI: Students Present at Fourth Annual Modern Languages Undergraduate Student Conference
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Nov 8, 2021
DeSales to Offer Only Four-Year BSN-DNP Nurse Practitioner Tracks in the Lehigh Valley
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Sep 20, 2021
Celebrating 14 Years of Bridging the Gaps
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Sep 2, 2021
Dean's List for Summer 2021: Lifelong Learning & Accelerated Nursing
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Jul 9, 2021
Dean's List for Spring 2021: Accelerated Nursing
2021 out of the darkness walk participants
Jul 5, 2021
Mu Omicron Earns Showcase of Regional Excellence Award
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Jun 28, 2021
DeSales Places Third in Organ Donation Campus Drive
Baccalaureate 2021
May 21, 2021
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 Award Winners
2021 out of the darkness walk participants
Apr 21, 2021
Walking for Hope: DeSales Hosts Expanded Out of the Darkness Walk
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Apr 12, 2021
Dr. Carol Gullo Mest Named Health Care Hero
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Mar 31, 2021
Four Healthcare Programs Among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools
scholarship recipient Rachel Medlar
Mar 23, 2021
Nursing Student Rachel Medlar Receives LeCoMASE Scholarship
DeSales students from the FNP program
Mar 19, 2021
Advanced Practice Nursing Students in FNP Program Earn Perfect First-Time Pass Rate on National Exam
Library News
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Feb 10, 2021
Welcome New Health Science & Nursing Librarian
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Feb 9, 2021
Accelerated BSN Students Score Perfect Pass Rate on National Nursing Licensure Exam