From its beginning, the Duquesne University School of Nursing has been defined by scholarship, innovation and student centeredness. These qualities have led us to become a pioneer in graduate nursing education, offering online programs for nurses like you to advance your career. These include the:
- First online PhD in Nursing program in the U.S. in 1997.
- First graduate online MSN in Forensic Nursing in 2002.
- First online PhD in Nursing Ethics in 2017.
Our online graduate programs are designed so that you can complete coursework from anywhere and on your own schedule. Courses are structured so that students share their learning and motivate each other. And our distinguished faculty are easily accessible and ready to help support you in your next level of learning and advancement.
Certain graduate courses require students to participate in a clinical preceptorship. A clinical preceptorship is a supervised clinical experience which provides the opportunity for students to apply knowledge gained in the theory portion of the graduate program to clinical practice.
Master of Science in Nursing
If you have earned your BSN and are looking to take the next step in your nursing career, our online Master of Science (MSN) in Nursing program offers the following specializations to help give you the focus to accomplish your goals:
- MSN in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- MSN in Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
- MSN in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- MSN in Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management
- MSN in Forensic Nursing
- MSN in Nursing Education and Faculty Role
MSN students can also earn concentrations in Nurse Education, Forensic Nursing and Transcultural Nursing.
Online nursing certificate programs offer nurses with an MSN degree an opportunity to acquire specialized skills that may not have been offered in their master's degree program. Our post-master's certificates will prepare you for formal certification by professional organizations and include:
- Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management
- Forensic Nursing
- Nursing Education and Faculty Role
The need for doctoral prepared nurses has never been higher. And as it stands, less than 1% of all U.S. nurses hold this in demand credential. Through our doctoral programs, you can earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), which is a clinical practice degree, or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), which is a research-focused degree.
- Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
- Doctor of Nursing (DNP) in Clinical Leadership
- Post-Bachelor's to DNP in Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management
- Post-Master's to DNP Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management
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