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About the School and Pittsburgh

School of Nursing Overview

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Nursing
Programs

Undergraduate Programs
- BSN
- Second Degree BSN
- RN-BSN (online)

Graduate Programs (online)
- MSN
- Post-Master's
  Certificates
- DNP
- PhD

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and
master's degree in nursing at Duquesne
University are accredited by the Commission
on Collegiate Nursing Education
(http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation)

Approval

PA State Board of Nursing

Distinction

NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education:
Outstanding Achievements in Student Learning and
Professional Development, 2008-2020

U.S. News & World Report Rankings:

#67 - Best Graduate Schools 2018

#35 - Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs 2019

#17 - Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for
Veterans 2018

Military Friendly School Gold Status

Size

781 Undergraduate, 425 Graduate Students

Labs

Learning and Simulation Center
Take a Virtual Tour

Nursing Computer Lab

Nursing
Organizations

Alpha Tau Delta
Chi Eta Phi
Nurses Christian Fellowship
Sigma Theta Tau
Student Nurses' Association of PA

International
Opportunities

Short-term international nursing trips
University study abroad

Faculty

45 full time faculty
108 adjunct clinical faculty


Undergraduate Programs

BSN Program
(2019-20)

Tuition = $39,992

Second Degree BSN (2019-20)

12-month program: $55,976 = Tuition and Fees
16-month program: $56,0990 = Tuition and Fees

RN-BSN Program (2019-20)

Tuition and University Fees = $965 per credit

Nursing Class Size

BSN = 180
Second Degree BSN = 130
RN-BSN = 10

Clinical Student/Faculty Ratio

8:1

Clinical
Experiences

View a list of Clinical Sites

Student
Support

Academic Advisement
Faculty Mentors
Nursing Tutors
Freshman Orientation
Gumberg Library - Health Care Resources
Learning Skills Center

The Writing Center
Counseling and Wellbeing Center
Campus Ministry
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Disability Services
Office for Veteran and Military Students

Student Employment

Work-study, health care jobs, internships

Retention Rate

90%

Graduation Rate

85-90% graduate in four years


Graduate Programs

MSN

Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
Forensic Nursing
Nursing Education and Faculty Role

Post-Master's
Certificates

Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
Forensic Nursing
Nursing Education and Faculty Role

Doctoral
Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
PhD in Nursing
PhD in Nursing Ethics

Tuition and Fees
(2018-19)

$1,441 per credit

Tuition Discount
Program

30% tuition reduction for RNs in our graduate program who are employed at one of our partnering organizations

55% tuition reduction for Duquesne University School of Nursing Undergraduate Adjunct Clinical Instructors or Graduate Adjunct Clinical Faculty members

Online Format

Blackboard Course Management System

Online Class
Size

Approximately 20 students

Student
Support

New Student On-campus Orientation Program
Graduate Academic Advisor
Nursing Faculty Mentor
Research Assistance from the Center for Research
   for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations
Technical Support for Blackboard from Computing and
    Technology Services
Online Writing Support from The Writing Center
Extensive Health Care Resources and Assistance
   at Gumberg Library
Distance Continuing Education and Conference Opportunities

Residency
Requirement

Varies by program

Page updated 2-5-19