Nursing students

You can make a difference as a nurse.

Do you already have a bachelor's degree, but want to be a nurse? The booming health care industry needs you and we can help you get there in as little as 12 to 16 months with the accelerated Second Degree Nursing program.

We are excited to announce that starting in Fall 2022, all NEW Second Degree Nursing students will automatically receive a $10,000 scholarship!

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Turn your compassion for others into a career.

Nurses are in high demand throughout the health care industry. Duquesne's School of Nursing has been a leader in nursing education for more than 80 years and consistently recognized as an NLN Center of Excellence. We offer:

  • A 12- or 16-month accelerated Second Degree BSN program that prepares you to advance and lead in the growing nursing profession.
  • Immediate hands-on clinical training in community hospitals and facilities as well as simulation labs where you have access to the latest in technology.
  • Support to prepare you for success on the NCLEX-RN exam, which you are eligible to take upon completion of this program for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). Our most recent BSN class scored a 95% on the NCLEX-RN exam! This is well over the national average.

Hear From Jourdan, A Second Degree BSN Graduate