Nursing Degrees for Military Personnel and Veterans
Duquesne University and the School of Nursing is proud to have veterans, active-duty personnel, members of the National Guard and Reserves, as well as their dependents, among our student population.
The School of Nursing has a sustained and strong track record of providing military friendly, quality nursing education, with superior outcomes. We are committed to providing veteran students and their dependents the support to enable them to pursue their education and successfully join or advance in the profession of nursing.
Our goal is to help our veterans, military members, and their dependents to achieve a first class undergraduate or graduate nursing education.
Military Friendly School
Duquesne University School of Nursing has been named a Gold Medal (Schools scoring within 20% of the last-ranked [10th] institution) Military Friendly® School Award recipient for 2017. For more than a decade, Military Friendly® ratings have set the standard for companies and colleges demonstrating positive employment and education outcomes for veterans and their families. Read more...
Article on VBSN Library Project
Working with the Duquesne University School of Nursing and Office of Military and Veteran Students, Duquesne's Gumberg Library used grant funds to purchase a collection of resources that address the social, economic, physical, and psychological issues veterans face in the transition to civilian and student life.
Students at the Duquesne University Italian Campus Visit the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery
On November 9, 2016, Duquesne students and the Istituto Bachelet high school students visited Anzio Cemetery. They worked in small groups (2 Americans with 2 Italians) to research soldiers buried there. They wrote their story from their findings and planned a creative homage to the soldier to show at the cemetery.
Students with soldier Nicholas Alfier
Brothers in Arms statue
Students with soldier Edgar G. Adams
Students in front of the Reflecting Pond
Group photo at Brothers Monument
Duquesne School of Nursing Receives $915,000 HRSA Grant for the Veteran to BSN (VBSN) Program to Educate Veterans and Military Members
The purpose of this grant is to provide unique and individualized support for veterans and military personnel to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
About the VBSN Grant
The Duquesne University School of Nursing Veteran BSN program is committed to the facilitation of quality nursing education to military and veteran personnel.
The Duquesne University School of Nursing Veteran BSN program will increase employment opportunities for veterans, and contribute to a diverse professional nursing workforce that improves health care services to communities worldwide.
Student Benefits from the Grant
Personalized student support exclusively for veterans:
- Nursing Recruiter
- Academic Coach/Mentor
- Duquesne's Psychology Clinic military services
- Duquesne School of Law Tribone Center and Veterans Clinic
College credits may be awarded for your experience after an individualized evaluation of:
- Medical training
- Health care experience
Pathways to a BSN Degree
1. Do you already have a BS or BA Degree and are interested in becoming a Nurse?
12-month Second Degree BSN
2. Have some college credits?
BSN Transfer Admissions
3. No college experience and looking for a Nursing degree?
Traditional four-year BSN Program
4. Already a Nurse with an Associate Degree in Nursing or an Associate of Science in Nursing and interested in obtaining your BSN?