Nurses are needed now more than ever, so become the nurse you want to be with Duquesne University's holistic approach to health care and leadership.

At Duquesne University's nationally-ranked School of Nursing, our rigorous academic programs help compassionate, motivated people like you become the best nurses they can be. Here you'll be inspired to develop the personal and ethical values that make you a care provider—and a health care leader.

If you want to become a nurse —or if you already are a nurse and you aspire to higher levels of professionalism—we have undergraduate, graduate and online programs to fit your needs.

Individual Attention and Support

Our focus is you. As a nursing student, you'll receive the kind of personalized attention found at smaller schools, but in a high-tech learning environment typical of larger institutions.

We have a caring faculty committed to teaching, which helps ensure that you can achieve your very best. In addition to being expert practitioners, role models and mentors, our faculty are outstanding scholars and researchers who are committed to academic and professional excellence for all students.

 

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Opportunities to incorporate a global experience into your nursing education exist at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Gain the skills, knowledge and clinical experience needed to deliver the best patient care possible while learning how to recognize and appreciate cultural differences in health care values, beliefs and customs.

Clinical Immersion Experience

The 21-week clinical immersion, in partnership with UPMC, is designed for junior or senior nursing students to work under the supervision of a professional registered nurse within Pittsburgh-area UPMC facilities. This innovative initiative is designed to create a robust clinical experience to enhance student learning and prepare them for future employment. Students will grow professionally by gaining additional clinical patient care experience, maturity, confidence and competency.

95.58% First Time NCLEX Pass Rate

Duquesne School of Nursing will help to prepare you to be successful on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam post-graduation. We are very proud of our faculty and students for our 2021-2022 pass rate of 95.58%!

Nursing is always evolving. So are we. 

 

Second Degree BSN White Coat Ceremony

New funding opportunities for Second Degree BSN.

$10,000 Tuition Award and other funding opportunities for incoming Second Degree BSN students. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree for the non-nurse who has a baccalaureate degree. We offer a 12-month or a 16-month option with unique funding opportunities.

New Funding Opportunities
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DUQ Days

Our next DUQ Day is a virtual open house on Wednesday, December 14, 6-8 PM (Eastern)

Register to attend
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Become a Preceptor for Graduate Students

Would you consider pursing bigger goals by becoming a preceptor? You are needed.

Nursing Preceptorship
Grace Campbell, PhD, MSW, BSN, RN, CNL, CRRN, FARN

Grace Campbell, PhD, MSW, BSN, RN, CNL, CRRN, FARN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Laura Crimm, DNP, FNP-BC

Laura Crimm, DNP, FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Program

Christine D'Antonio, MSN, RN

Christine D'Antonio, MSN, RN

Instructor and Clinical Immersion Director

Jessica Devido, PhD, CPNP

Jessica Devido, PhD, CPNP

Associate Professor

Deborah Dillon, DNP, RN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CHFN, FAANP, FAAN

Deborah Dillon, DNP, RN, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CHFN, FAANP, FAAN

Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program,

Manjulata Evatt, DNP, RN, CMSRN

Manjulata Evatt, DNP, RN, CMSRN

Clinical Associate Professor

Linda Garand PhD, GCNS-BC

Linda Garand PhD, GCNS-BC

Associate Professor

Rosanna Henry, MSN, RN, CHSE

Rosanna Henry, MSN, RN, CHSE

Assistant Dean for Clinical Skills and Simulation Education and Instructor

Ruth Irwin, PhD, RN

Ruth Irwin, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Karen Jakub, PhD, RN

Karen Jakub, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Catherine Johnson, PhD, FNP, PNP

Catherine Johnson, PhD, FNP, PNP

Clinical Associate Professor

Angela Karakachian, PhD, RN

Angela Karakachian, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Susan Kelly, EdD, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHSE

Susan Kelly, EdD, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE, CHSE

Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Undergraduate Adjunct Faculty and Clinical Affairs

Ralph Klotzbaugh, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Ralph Klotzbaugh, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Amber Kolesar, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN-K

Amber Kolesar, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN-K

Instructor and Director, Second Degree BSN Program

Rebecca Kronk, PhD, MSN, CRNP, ANEF, FAAN, CNE

Rebecca Kronk, PhD, MSN, CRNP, ANEF, FAAN, CNE

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor

Mary Kay Loughran, DNP, MHA, RN

Mary Kay Loughran, DNP, MHA, RN

Clinical Associate Professor

Denise Lucas, PhD, FNP-BC, CRNP, FAANP

Denise Lucas, PhD, FNP-BC, CRNP, FAANP

Clinical Associate Professor, and Chair, Advanced Practice Programs

Sr. Mary Meyers, C.S.J., DNP, MSN, BA, MS, RN, AGNP-C

Sr. Mary Meyers, C.S.J., DNP, MSN, BA, MS, RN, AGNP-C

Director of Academic Support and NCLEX RN Success

Cara Morrill-Stoklosa, DNP, RN

Cara Morrill-Stoklosa, DNP, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael Neft, PhD, DNP, MHA, RN, CRNA, FNAP, FAANA, FAAN

Michael Neft, PhD, DNP, MHA, RN, CRNA, FNAP, FAANA, FAAN

Clinical Professor, School of Nursing

Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, PhD

Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, PhD

Assistant Professor

Sr. Rosemary Donley PhD, APRN, FAAN

Sr. Rosemary Donley PhD, APRN, FAAN

Professor, The Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations

Cynthia Tomcanin Rost, DNP, RN

Cynthia Tomcanin Rost, DNP, RN

Assistant Professor

Khlood F. Salman, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Khlood F. Salman, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor

L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, PMHCNS, FAAN

L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, PMHCNS, FAAN

Professor, Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Academic Leadership, School of Nursing

Cherith Simmer, MS, RN

Cherith Simmer, MS, RN

Assistant Professor, Assistant Dean

Elizabeth Skrovanek, PhD, RN

Elizabeth Skrovanek, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Torrie Snyder, PhD, RN

Torrie Snyder, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor/Undergraduate Programs Chair

Mayra Toney, DNP, RN

Mayra Toney, DNP, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Ian Tully, PhD

Ian Tully, PhD

Assistant Professor

Melanie Turk, PhD, RN

Melanie Turk, PhD, RN

Associate Professor

Yvonne L. Weideman, DNP, MBA, RN, AHN-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, GAHN

Yvonne L. Weideman, DNP, MBA, RN, AHN-BC, CWOCN, CFCN, GAHN

Clinical Associate Professor and Director, BME/BSN Program,

Donna White, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC

Donna White, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC

Director of Graduate Clinical Faculty & Clinical Affairs

Susan Williams, MSN, RN, CHSE

Susan Williams, MSN, RN, CHSE

Instructor, Simulated Participant Coordinator

Rick Zoucha, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN

Rick Zoucha, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, CTN-A, FAAN

Professor/Chair of Advanced Role and PhD Program, Joseph A. Lauritis, C.S.Sp. Chair for Teaching and Technology

Marci L. Zsamboky, DNP, APN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, CNE

Marci L. Zsamboky, DNP, APN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, CNE

Clinical Associate Professor/ Director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner Program