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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 & Nurse Practitioner Degree 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

Student Nurses' Association

The DeSales University Student Nurses' Association (SNA) assumes responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality of health care. The SNA also aids in the development of the NSNA core values, including care, professionalism, advocacy, leadership and autonomy, diversity and quality education. 

NSNA stellar school The DeSales SNA has been recognized by the NSNA with a Stellar School Chapter award, for their superior support and commitment to developing student leaders.

Learn more about the DeSales SNA
members of the 2021-2022 student nurses' association

Nursing News

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Sep 29, 2022
Nursing, Homeland Security Students Join Forces for Interprofessional Disaster Simulation
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Sep 27, 2022
Bridging the Gaps: A New Perspective in Community Health
DeSales students walking on campus
Sep 19, 2022
Dean's List for Summer 2022: Accelerated Nursing
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Sep 19, 2022
A Very Rewarding Experience: First-Year Students Participate in Outreach DeSales
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Sep 12, 2022
DeSales University Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best National Universities
Carly Perez and other first-year students preparing meals
Aug 24, 2022
DeSales Welcomes Record Class
Averi Jordan at Commencement 2022
Jun 14, 2022
Averi Jordan Wins President’s Medal
DeSales students walking on campus
Jun 13, 2022
Dean's List for Spring 2022: Accelerated Nursing
St Francis de Sales statue on campus
Jun 9, 2022
DeSales Named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction
2022 commencement ceremony
May 25, 2022
The Class of 2022 Award Winners
Cameron Kieffer Receives LeCoMASE Scholarship
May 5, 2022
Nursing Student Cameron Kieffer Receives LeCoMASE Scholarship
out of darkness walk to stop suicide
Apr 19, 2022
DeSales Receives National Recognition for Out of the Darkness Campus Walk
Gambet Center
Mar 30, 2022
MSN, DNP Programs Among U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Nursing Schools
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Mar 18, 2022
Student Group, Employees Rally to Aid Standardized Patient
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Jan 25, 2022
Four Graduate Programs Rank in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Online Programs
DeSales students walking on campus
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