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Student Support

You'll have plenty of support as a student in the DNP Program at DeSales.

New Student Orientation

The DeSales DNP program includes a thorough orientation to the curriculum, policies, procedures, technology, and course methods. In addition, eight hours of each of the first two courses are taught in real-time during the orientation residency. 

All accommodations, food, and travel to and from the campus are included in the cost of tuition. DeSales will arrange everything for the cohort in advance to provide an optimal learning environment.


 As a DNP student, you are expected to have your own laptop computer and are responsible for the maintenance of your own personal hardware. However, DeSales does provide support for your required software and networking systems.


The DeSales HelpDesk will guide you through any problem you are experiencing with a DeSales technology system. 

Distance Education Instructional Technology (DEIT)

DEIT provides free instructional workshops and support to help you get the most out of your distance learning experience.

Trexler Library

Access to Trexler Library is available both on-campus and online. The Library maintains an extensive collection of medical books in electronic format that are available through our online catalog.

Cooperative library agreements exist between DeSales and two major consortial partners. Trexler Library's collection is augmented by the collections available at all Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC) institutions. Trexler Library is also a member of LYRASIS, the nation's largest regional library consortia. This enables students to retrieve resources not held at the DeSales library or other LVAIC institutions.

Trexler Library

Extensive healthcare resources available from Trexler Library include:

  • Cochrane Reviews
  • Joanna Briggs Institute
  • CINAHL Plus Full-Text
  • PsychINFO
  • EBSCO Health Source: Nursing Academic Edition
  • Epocrates
  • Nursing Reference Center
  • PubMed 

Contact Us

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Gambet Center