Online and Hybrid Nursing Graduate Degrees and Certificates
Advanced Nursing Degrees and Certificates
Student-centered scholarship and innovation define the Duquesne University School
In our leading-edge online nursing graduate programs, you will have flexibility to
study from anywhere on a schedule that you choose. You'll learn alongside fellow students
with curious minds, compassionate hearts, and collaborative hands. Duquesne's distinguished
faculty will share their expertise and mentorship far beyond the classroom to help
support your growth and professional advancement.
Several graduate courses involve a clinical preceptorship, which allows you to apply the knowledge, skills and theories from your coursework
to clinical practice in a supervised setting.
We help all nurses achieve bigger goals through online graduate programs. Our online
graduate nursing programs are among the nation's highest ranked programs for current
and veteran service members, as well as their dependents.
#1 Military-Friendly Ranking
In 2023-24, we have risen to the top; we were designated the #1 Military Friendly
graduate school on March 7, 2023. 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. We're here to help you advance
Prepare to advance your career as a primary care provider with expertise to diagnose
and develop advanced treatment plans for individuals of all ages and in a variety
of settings, including independent practice.
Earn a post-master's certificate to build on your MSN degree with specialized skills
in areas like gerontology, family, and forensic nursing. By earning an online certificate
in nursing, you'll prepare for formal certification from professional organizations
and advance your career opportunities.
Better position yourself to deliver exceptional service to adult patients with acute
or chronic illnesses.
This program is designed for working professionals to complete in as few as 2.5 years
and can prepare you for the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification – Adult Gerontology
(ACNPC-BC) certification exam.
Learn how to deliver primary care and provide diagnoses and treatment plans to individuals
of all ages in a variety of settings, including independent practice. Work closely
with faculty experts to complete your clinical hours and prepare for the national
Family Nurse Practitioner licensure exam.
Gain the skills to lead innovative health care systems by collaborating with other
health care professionals, analyzing data to make data-driven decisions and promoting
complex care services to people across the lifespan.
Gain the skills to collaborate with other professionals for the care of victims and
prosecution of the perpetrators. This certificate connects you to expert forensic
nurses and prepares you with formalized training to sit for the Sexual Assault Nurse
Examiner (SANE) certification exam.
Set yourself apart in a field with increasing demand for doctorates. At Duquesne,
you can earn a clinical practice Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctor of Nurse
Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree, or a research-focused Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Developed for those seeking a long-term career in the nursing field, our online DNP
in Clinical Leadership is heavily invested in practical, hands-on education and experiential
Developed in partnership with Duquesne’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, this
online DNP will teach you how to apply your leadership experience toward the business
and administrative side of health care. Choose from two tracks: BSN to DNP or MSN
Learn to think and debate about ethics in a rigorous and rational manner. With intellectual
skills and practical ethics knowledge, graduates will be prepared and empowered to
stand up for what they know is right.