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School of Nursing

Academics That Will Set You Apart

The School of Nursing is a widely recognized pioneer in nursing education and is recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Center of Excellence. No matter where you are in your life and career journey, the School of Nursing has a program to fit your needs:

Undergraduate

  • BSN - This traditional, four-year degree program is for graduating high school and transfer students who want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
  • BME/BSN - A new, innovative 5-year dual degree program in both biomedical engineering (BME) and nursing (BSN).
  • Second-Degree BSN - This unique program allows non-nurse baccalaureate degree holders to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 3 semesters.
  • RN-BSN - A BSN completion program for RN's with an ADN or a Diploma in Nursing.

Graduate 

  • MSN - Our Master of Science in Nursing program offers three distinctive areas of specialization: Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing and Nursing Education and Faculty Role.
  • Post-Master's Certificates - These certificate programs allow nurses with MSN degrees to acquire specialized skills that may not have been offered in their master's programs
  • PhD in Nursing - An online doctorate with a research focus.
  • PhD in Nursing Ethics - An online doctorate with a research and ethics focus.
  • DNP - An online doctorate with a clinical focus.
  • DNP to PhD Program

Preparing Tomorrow’s Health Care Leaders

If you want to become a nurse—or if you already are a nurse and you aspire to higher levels of professionalism—then we have a program for you. The Duquesne University School of Nursing can match your ambition with an academic program that will help you become the best nurse you can be. 

Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, Duquesne will prepare you to excel in the rapidly changing profession of nursing.  While you’re learning the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver the best patient care possible, you also will be inspired to develop personal and ethical values that make you not just a care provider, but a health care leader.

Ranked Among the Best Nationally

As a testament to the quality of our academic programs, Duquesne University School of Nursing has earned important national accolades:

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U.S. News & World Report
Best Graduate Schools 2019

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Best Graduate Schools - Doctor of Nursing Practice degree 2019

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Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans 2018

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Number of times designated as a National League for Nursing Center of Excellence