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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Prepare to Transform Lives

It takes a special person to be a nurse.

You care about helping others and want to make it a defining part of your life. At Duquesne, our direct admit Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program will prepare you to become a highly competent, caring nurse who possesses the knowledge and skills needed to practice in a variety of health care settings.

Why Nursing at Duquesne?

For more than 80 years, the Duquesne School of Nursing has been preparing nurses who make an impact not only in the lives of others and the communities in which they live, but on health care as a whole. Here you will prepare for the challenges of nursing in an environment that combines a holistic approach to care with the latest in health care technology.

Hands-on Learning

State-of-the-art nursing simulations in our Learning and Simulation Center and hands-on clinical experiences in a broad range of health care settings such as hospitals, clinics, and acute care and long-term care facilities begin your sophomore year. A 21-week Clinical Immersion introduced your junior year will further enhance your real world, hands-on knowledge.

Latest Technology

Using a stethoscope to hear a heartbeat is cool. Using a smart stethoscope and augmented reality to listen and learn how to identify normal and abnormal heart sounds is way better. You'll find this and more in our Learning and Simulation Center, where you'll practice skills such as suctioning an intubated patient, responding to a code, performing CPR on an infant or learning to administer wound care.


We will help you prepare to be successful on the NCLEX-RN exam, which you are eligible to take after graduation for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). 90.97% of our most recent graduates passed the licensure exam on the first try — higher than the national (83.22%) pass rate — and you'll understand why once you meet our Director of Academic Support and NCLEX RN Success, Sr. Mary Meyers, whose full-time job is to help you succeed academically.

Succeed in a Growing Industry

Nurses are in demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts RN employment will grow faster than average for all occupations. When you graduate, you'll be prepared to enter and excel in this growing profession — and make a real difference in the lives of others.

Note These Important Dates

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Deadline to Apply: July 1 (University deadline)

The School of Nursing remains test optional for Fall 2023 Freshman applicants. Learn more about test-optional admission.

Apply now.

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Deadline to Deposit: May 1 to secure your spot in the School of Nursing

Once accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to become a student.

Pay your deposit.

Get Connected to Learn More

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Attend an Info Session

In our information sessions, you'll hear more about the BSN program and Duquesne University from Nursing Recuiter Brian Bost.

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Hear from Students about Their Experiences

Learn more about our program and hear from current nursing students by watching a recording of our most recent Accepted Students Day presentation.

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Parents: Hear What Other Parents Have to Say about Duquesne

As your family explores Duquesne's School of Nursing, take a moment to hear from parents of Duquesne students talk about their experiences, including academics, living in Pittsburgh, and why they chose Duquesne University.

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Request More Information

Receive additional information about Duquesne University and the School of Nursing.

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Ask a Question

Contact Nursing Recruiter Brian Bost at or 412.396.6539.

Additional Resources

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Viewbooks and Catalogs

Nursing Viewbook
University Viewbook
Undergraduate University Catalog

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Student Publications and Resources

Student/Professional Nursing Organizations
The Scope: A publication of the Duquesne University Student Nurses' Association

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Student Handbooks

Traditional BSN,Second Degree BSN and BME/BSN Student Handbook