Male faculty member with male and female nursing students in clinical setting

Accreditation and Rankings

Among Duquesne University's ranking and honors, the School of Nursing is nationally recognized each year for its academic excellence, including:

Our rigorous academic programs will prepare you to become a compassionate, capable nurse prepared for anything.

Accreditations and Approvals

School of Nursing

CCNE logoAccredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Duquesne University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Approved by PA State Board of Nursing

Our programs are fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, available for contact at:

P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
(Phone: 1.717.783.7142)

Duquesne University

Duquesne University is accredited by:

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The State Board of Education of the Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
(Phone: 1.717.783.6788)

National Rankings

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

U.S. News & World Report 2022 rankings badge for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

#63 Best Doctor of Nursing Practice

#58 Best Undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs 2022

#45 Best Master's of Science in Nursing 2023

#46 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs 2022

#2 Best Online Master's in Nurse Education 2022

#5 Best Graduate Schools - Family Nurse Practitioner Program 2022

#6 Best Online Master's in Nursing Administration 2022

#17 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans 2022

Other Rankings