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Our nursing graduates and faculty are making a difference as practitioners and researchers, educators and scholars, leaders and innovators. It’s your turn now.

  • Programs include BSN, MSN, Post-Master’s Certificates, DNP, PhD and Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • 100% pass rate on the FNP Certification Exam
  • 96% NCLEX-RN first time pass rate
  • 100% Psychiatric Mental Health nurse practitioner first time pass rate
  • 100% Adult Acute Gerontology Nurse Practitioner first time pass rate
  •  30% Tuition Discount for Most Graduate Programs
  •  Leader in online education
  • Among the first to offer BSN and PhD programs
  • Unique educational opportunities
  • High post-graduate employment rates
  • Extraordinary clinical sites located in the heart of Pittsburgh, which is on the cutting edge of health care opportunities and research
  • Programs built to fit your needs
  • Holistic approach with our students and patient care
  • Real connections with world-renowned faculty
  • Global study opportunities
  • Established in 1937

Programs

 
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Undergraduate Programs

BSN, BSN Second Degree, BME/BSN Dual Degree

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Graduate Programs

Master’s Programs, Post-Master’s Certificates, Doctoral Programs

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Rankings & Accreditations

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2023 National Rankings

U.S. News & World Report School of Nursing Rankings for 2023

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#2 MSN Nursing Education Program

Best Online Master's in Nursing Education Program 2023

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#4 MSN FNP Program

Best Online Master's in Family Nurse Practitioner Program 2023

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#9 MSN Nursing Administration and Leadership

Best Online Master's in Nursing Administration and Leadership Program 2023

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#9 Graduate Programs for Veterans

Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans 2023

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#37 Online Graduate Programs

Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs 2023

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#41 MSN Program

Best Master's of Science in Nursing 2023

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#62 DNP Program

Best Doctor of Nursing Practice 2023

Nursing Events

Second Degree BSN Virtual Information Session

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Nursing Stories and News

‘U.S. News’ Ranks Duquesne University Among Nation’s Best Online Programs

Several online programs at Duquesne University have again been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, a respected authority in education rankings.

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Dean Steps Down as Vice-Provost

Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, Dean of the School of Nursing and Vice Provost for Research, is stepping down from her role as Vice Provost for Research for Duquesne University Office of Research and Innovation.

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Blasko Among First Graduates to Complete BSN to DNP Nurse Executive Track

Carrie Blasko is among the first graduates to complete the rigorous DSN-to-DNP track.

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Christopher Baker, DNP, FNP-BC, CRNP

Christopher Baker, DNP, FNP-BC, CRNP

Clinical Assistant Professor

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

Sr. Rosemary Donley PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

Sr. Rosemary Donley PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN

Professor, The Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations

Manjulata Evatt, DNP, RN, CMSRN

Manjulata Evatt, DNP, RN, CMSRN

Clinical Associate Professor

Ruth Irwin, PhD, RN, CSN

Ruth Irwin, PhD, RN, CSN

Clinical Associate Professor

Melissa Kalarchian, PhD

Melissa Kalarchian, PhD

Professor & Associate Dean for Research, Duquesne University

Angela Karakachian, Ph.D., R.N.

Angela Karakachian, Ph.D., R.N.

Assistant Professor

Kimberly A. Kasper, DHSc, ACNP-BC

Kimberly A. Kasper, DHSc, ACNP-BC

Assistant Professor

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

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

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Clinical Faculty & Affairs

Ralph Klotzbaugh, PhD, FNP-BC

Ralph Klotzbaugh, PhD, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor

Amber Kolesar, PhD, RN, CNE, CCRN

Amber Kolesar, PhD, RN, CNE, CCRN

Instructor and Director, Second Degree BSN Program

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

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

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor

Jodi Licata, DNP, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNL

Jodi Licata, DNP, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNL

Clinical Assistant 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, DNP, MSN, AGNP-C, BSN, MS, BA

Sr. Mary Meyers, DNP, MSN, AGNP-C, BSN, MS, BA

Director of Academic Support and NCLEX RN Success

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

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

Clinical Professor/ Director of Nurse Anesthesia Studies and Scholarly Projects

Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, PhD

Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, PhD

Assistant Professor

Nicole Pacella, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Nicole Pacella, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Khlood F. Salman, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Khlood F. Salman, DrPH, RN, FAAN

Associate Professor

L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAFS, FAAN

L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAFS, FAAN

Professor, Noble J. Dick Endowed Chair in Academic Leadership

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

Karina Strange, PhD, RN

Karina Strange, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Theresa Stujenske, PhD, RN

Theresa Stujenske, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Mayra Toney, DNP, RN

Mayra Toney, DNP, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Ian Tully, PhD

Ian Tully, PhD

Assistant Professor

Melanie Turk, PhD, RN, FTNSS

Melanie Turk, PhD, RN, FTNSS

Associate Professor

Eric Vogelstein, PhD

Eric Vogelstein, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of Ethics for the School of Nursing

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

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

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; Assistant Clinical Professor

Susan Williams, MSN, RN, CHSE

Susan Williams, MSN, RN, CHSE

Assistant Dean for Clinical Skills and Simulation Education, Instructor, Simulated Participant Coordinator

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

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

Professor, Chair of Advanced Role and PhD Program, Director of Nursing Education

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 Practitioner Program

Duquesne - Pittsburgh Connection

Duquesne prepared me well, by offering some of the best clinical experiences in all of Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh has a lot of trauma and specialized hospitals, such as Allegheny General Hospital, UPMC Presbyterian and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. My clinical experiences provided a well-rounded education and prepared me for my role as a Mayo Clinic’s Medical ICU nurse after graduation.

Aidan ShieldsBSN 2022

What drew me to Duquesne are the number of hospitals in the area. There are major hospital systems like UPMC and Allegheny Health Network along with dozens of hospitals within a 30-minute drive. It’s great to be able to experience these health care networks and use these different types of nursing software.

Kristy McGaugheyBSN 2023

Pittsburgh has an international reputation for leadership in medicine and technology. As a member of both the Biomedical Engineering and Nursing communities at Duquesne, I have loved the endless opportunities that both programs have offered and I cannot wait to begin to narrow down the many career choices.

Celia GambacortaBME/BSN 2022

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