La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Science | 87% NCLEX Pass Rates

La Salle University, founded in 1863 as a private Catholic university, is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The university offers nursing programs at the main campus as well as at the Bucks County Center. La Salle also collaborates with the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia to offer advanced education in nurse anesthesia.

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  • Accreditation ccne Accredited coa Accredited
  • Programs RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, LPN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, CNL, BSN-to-DNP, Accelerated BSN, BSN, DNP, MSN, Post-grad Certificate, NP, CRNA, CNS, Other
  • Location Philadelphia, PA
  • Telephone 1-215-991-3797
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Undergraduate Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is 4 years in length and prepares the graduate to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become licensed as a registered nurse.

The ACHIEVE Program is a special program for students who have other obligations, but have the evenings/weekends available to complete their BSN at the Bucks County Center in Newtown, Pa. and at the Main Campus. The lecture portion of the courses takes place in the evening hours and clinical experiences for day, evening, and weekend hours. The length of the BSN program is three years assuming prerequisites have been completed.

The Accelerated RN to BSN is a program for Registered Nurses who would like to the complete their BSN at a pace that fits their busy schedule. The RN to BSN program can be completed within 13 months.

Graduate Programs

RN-BSN to MSN is designed for RNs to bring their undergraduate education to a graduate level. At the end of the program, the nurse will graduate with a BSN and MSN. The program is for nurses who have associate degrees or diplomas in nursing.

The RN to MSN Bridge program is designed for RNs who have a non-nursing bachelor's degree.  Applicants must have official copies of transcripts from nursing programs, colleges, and/or universities and a current RN license.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - The La Salle Main campus houses the classes for the MSN program. There are also classes held at Bucks County Center, Pennsylvania Hospital and Abington Hospital.

Academic Specialty Tracks

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

Nursing Administration

Nursing Administration / MBA

Nursing Service Administration (with prior MBA)

Nurse Anesthetist

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Public Health Nursing

Public Health Nursing/Master of Public Health (MSN/MPH)

Post Baccalaureate Certificate Programs


School Nursing

Post Master’s Certificate Programs

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nursing Administration

Nursing Education

Nurse Anesthetist

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Public Health Nursing

Nurse Anesthetist (NAST)

Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery joins La Salle to offer the Nurse Anesthetist program.

There is at least 800 hours of clinical instruction as well as 500 various clinical cases. The nurse anesthetist specific courses are in a 27-month long session after the seven core and advanced core courses are completed. Students must be accepted at the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery before being accepted to the La Salle University School of Nursing.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) - This post-Master’s program is designed for nurses who would like to take their degree to the terminal level of a DNP. The DNP program follows the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Position Statement on Doctoral Education and The DNP Essentials and is delivered mostly online with immersion experiences three times throughout the program.

Options for part or full time enrollment are available. 1,000 hours of supervised, post-baccalaureate clinical practice in an academic program are required. Advanced Practice Nurses (CNS, CRNA, NP and Nurse Midwives) as well as other Master’s prepared nurses may apply.

2017 Rankings

#35 (tie) in Regional Universities North by the US News & World Report

#19 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans by the US News & World Report

#16 in Best Value Schools  by the US News & World Report


The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) fully accredited La Salle’s BSN, MSN, DNP, and APRN Post-master’s Certificate programs.

The Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) fully accredited the Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia and La Salle University School of Nursing and Health Sciences Nurse Anesthesia program.

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    Experience: 5 stars
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    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
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    Program: Accelerated BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2012

    My Experience

    The ACHIEVE program allowed me to obtain my BSN without missing a beat with my personal life; the instructors that I encountered are amazing individuals that help continue to shape students while upholding the university values that I find in my nursing practice everyday.

    About The Staff

    The staff has instructors who conduct nursing research, have been published that has carried over into assisting with my practice and the organization where I currently work. I am very proud to have been instructed by them, which has allowed me as a nurse to carry the excellent skills of critical thinking, researching, analyzing and synthesis of research at the bedside.

    Things To Know

    La Salle's ACHIEVE program lives up to their name-they want their student to do just that-at the bedside and in the community.

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