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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) & Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Competent. Caring. Professional. With a graduate degree in nursing from DeSales, you'll learn to be just that. Here, skills and specializations meet spiritual principles of compassionate patient care.

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If you are thinking about getting your MSN degree, it is important to choose a program that will meet your nursing career and professional development needs. With so many choices, investigating different programs can be confusing and time-consuming. So, which MSN program is right for you? The following videos will help you learn more about some of the advanced nursing practice degrees available at DeSales University.

Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed to prepare you to respond to the complex demands of patients, health care consumers, and the modern healthcare system. At DeSales, you have the opportunity to combine the science of nursing with the best practice evidence of other disciplines—including medicine, ethics, economics, and public health. If you want to pursue a specialized area of nursing as a nurse practitioner, healthcare executive, advanced clinician, or educator, you'll find your program in the DeSales Division of Nursing.

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Health Humanities Scholars (HHS) Association

HHS is a student-led, faculty mentored program for students in our graduate healthcare curricula (PA, DPT, NP, DNP, Healthcare MBA, SLP). Students will facilitate humanities content and develop reflective practice through narrative medicine concepts in order to foster resiliency, empathy, and avoidance of burn-out.

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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.

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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
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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


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