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Overview

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Nursing
Programs

Undergraduate (on-site)
BSN
Second Degree BSN

Undergraduate (online)
RN-BSN

Graduate (online)
MSN
Post-Master's
  Certificates
PhD
DNP

Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Approval

PA State Board of Nursing

Distinction

NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education:
Outstanding Achievements in Student Learning and
Professional Development, 2008-2015

Ranked #3 by U.S. News & World Report
- Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for
Veterans 2014

Ranked #6 by U.S. News & World Report
- Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs 2014

Size

665 Undergraduate, 290 Graduate Students

Labs

Irene Fritzky Nursing Simulation Lab - Take a virtual tour
Nursing Computer Lab

Nursing
Organizations

Alpha Tau Delta
Chi Eta Phi
Nurses Christian Fellowship
Sigma Theta Tau
Student Nurses' Association of PA

International
Opportunities

Short-term international nursing trips
University study abroad

Faculty

35 full time
88 part time


Undergraduate Program

See what it's like to be a Duquesne nursing student.

BSN Program
(2014-15)

Tuition and University Fees  = $32,636.00

Second Degree BSN (2014-15)

Tuition and University Fees = $45,168.00

RN-BSN Program (2014-15)

Tuition and University Fees = $787 per credit

Nursing Class Size

BSN = 150
Second Degree BSN = 130
RN-BSN = 20

Clinical Student/Faculty Ratio

8:1

Clinical
Experiences

BSN = 810clinical hours
Second Degree BSN = 630 clinical hours
RN-BSN = 135 clinical hours

Student
Support

Academic Advisement
Faculty Mentors
Nursing Tutors
Freshman Orientation and
   Retention Program
Gumberg Library - Health
  Care Resources

Learning Skills Center
The Writing Center
Counseling Center
Campus Ministry
Office of Multicultural Affairs

Student Employment

Work-study, health care jobs, internships

Retention Rate

85%

Graduation Rate

More than 90% graduate in four years


Graduate Program

MSN

Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
Forensic Nursing
Nursing Education and Faculty Role

Post-Master's
Certificates

Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
Forensic Nursing
Nursing Education and Faculty Role

Doctoral
Programs

PhD in Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Tuition and Fees
(2014-15)

$1,177 per credit

Tuition Discount
Program

30% tuition discount for RNs in our graduate program who are employed at one of our partnering organizations

Online Format

Blackboard Course Management System

Online Class
Size

20 students

Student
Support

New Student On-campus Orientation Program
Graduate Academic Advisor
Nursing Faculty Mentor
Research Assistance from the Center for Research
   for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations
Technical Support for Blackboard from Computing and
    Technology Services
Online Writing Support from The Writing Center
Extensive Health Care Resources and Assistance
   at Gumberg Library
Distance Continuing Education and Conference Opportunities

Residency
Requirement

Mandatory on-campus visit