You have chosen to enter a challenging but highly rewarding career, and we are here to ensure you are prepared for anything. We want to support you in whatever you may need right now as well as throughout your entire academic career at Duquesne and into the future.

Duquesne nurses are compassionate individuals with strong critical thinking skills and a holistic approach to health care. You will learn to consider the physical, mental, cultural, emotional and spiritual aspects of a patient's needs and treatment, making you an indispensable citizen to our community and world.

We can't wait to welcome you on campus. Until then, please refer to this page for resources and different ways of connecting with campus contacts, current students and your fellow classmates.

Advice from a BSN

"Keep an open mind and make sure you enjoy each and every experience that you can get. Ask questions when you are not sure and take advantage of all the resources that the school offers to ensure your success as a student and as a future nurse."

Ivy Mwakughu 2022 Alumna
Liam Miriello

"Enjoy that you get to learn from an amazing and qualified staff in a state-of-the-art facility, as well as in nationally recognized hospitals all around the Pittsburgh area. Duquesne University is among some of the top recognized and respected nursing programs in the country."

Liam Miriello 2022 Alumnus

Meet Meghan Gamble, Recent Alumna

Why did you decide to attend Duquesne University School of Nursing?

When I came to Accepted Student Day in February 2019, I really felt at home. Hearing some current students talk about their experiences at Duquesne as a nursing student helped me picture myself in their shoes a few years later. It was nice touring the Sim lab and also talking to Sister Mary Myers. Doing all of these things helped me to solidify my choice to attend Duquesne University School of Nursing to pursue my BSN.

What does an average "day in the life" look like for a Duquesne Nursing student?

Let's just say lots of classes and studying. All weeks are different, though. Most days this semester I have two classes, which is pretty nice. I start my day pretty early at 8 or 9:25 a.m. Then I have a break for lunch, and then I have class again at 1 or 1:40 p.m. I'm usually done my classes by 3 p.m. Sometimes you do have late night classes that start at 6 p.m.

Clinical days start at 6:30 a.m., so I'm usually up by 5 and out the door by 6. These days are my favorite because I spend the whole day learning my way through different nursing tasks hands on. You really get to experience what a workday is like at the hospital.

Do you know what type of nurse you want to become and/or your career goals?

When I was little, I spent a lot of my time in and out of hospitals and worrying about my health. The nurses that I came in contact with were always so caring and did everything they could to make my hospital stay as enjoyable as possible. They inspired me to do the same for others. I know firsthand what it's like to have a restrictive medical condition, and I want to help those going through the same thing I did. At the moment, I'm not sure exactly what type of nurse I want to become but I do have a larger career goal. My main goal is to become a traveling nurse so I can help countries and people whose health care isn't the best. But that all starts with me earning my BSN.

What do you like about Pittsburgh?

You never get bored in Pittsburgh. There are so many places to explore and things going on; there's always something to do. Being on the Bluff in downtown Pittsburgh is also really nice. It gives you easy access to Point State Park, the South Side and the North Shore. My favorite thing to do is go for walks. In the South Side, there's lots of cool shops and restaurants to check out. One of my favorites being The Cheesecake Factory. Downtown you can check out Market Square, where the Winter Market takes place around Christmas, or the North Shore, where the Steelers' stadium and the Andy Warhol Museum are.

Meghan Gamble

Meghan Gamble

2023 Alumna