Among Duquesne University's ranking and honors, the School of Nursing is consistently recognized for its academic excellence, including:

  • Designated the #1 Military Friendly graduate school for 2023-24.
  • A high NCLEX-RN exam first-time pass rate - 97.15% (2023-24)
  • Re-designation as a Center of Excellence in Enhancing Student Learning and Professional Development by the National League for Nursing (designation has been held since 2008)
  • Four online graduate programs ranked among the top 10 nationally in the 2024 U.S. News Best Online Programs Rankings.

2024 National Rankings

U.S. News & World Report School of Nursing Rankings for 2024

#3MSN Nursing Education Program

Best Online Master's in Nursing Education Program 2024

#4MSN Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Best Master's in Family Nurse Practitioner Program 2024

#6MSN Nursing Administration and Leadership Program

Best Online Master's in Nursing Administration and Leadership Program 2024

#9Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans

Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans 2024

#36Online Graduate Program

Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs 2024

52BSN Program

Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2024

#62DNP Program

Best Doctor of Nursing Practice 2024

Other Rankings

College Factual | Best Colleges 2024
#5 Undergraduate Nursing program out of 50 in the state of Pennsylvania

Fortune | Education, Top Graduate Schools 2024
#5 Online MSN Program in the United States

Nursing Schools Almanac 2024
#22 Nursing School in the United States
#10 Private Nursing School
#8 Overall in the Mid-Atlantic Region
#4 Overall in Pennsylvania
#2 Overall in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area
#11 Best Online MSN Programs
#9 of the 100 Most Social Media Friendly Nursing Schools
#5 of the Top 50 Online Nurse Practitioner Programs (rated as Best Faculty)
#16 of the Top 50 Nursing Programs (rated as Best Catholic University)
#36 of the Top 50 Online MSN Programs
#1 Military Friendly School
#9 Top Online PhD in Nursing Program

Accreditations and Approvals

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Duquesne University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Allegheny School of Anesthesia's Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) program, a partnership established with Duquesne University, is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA):

Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
10275 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 906
Rosemont, IL  60018-5603
Telephone number: (847) 655-1160

Duquesne University, School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Our programs are fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, available for contact at:

P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Telephone Number: (717) 783-7142

Duquesne University
Duquesne University is accredited by:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone Number: (267) 284-5000

The State Board of Education of the Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
Telephone Number: (717) 783-6788