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Fast Track Your Way to a Fulfilling Career

Choosing to become a nurse may be one of the best decisions you will ever make. You have chosen to enter a challenging but highly rewarding career, and we are here to ensure you are prepared for anything.

As a Duquesne nursing student, you will gain critical thinking skills needed for the dynamic health care environment, while also learning how to see and treat a patient holistically. By blending traditional classroom instruction with simulation labs and hands-on clinical experiences, you will enter the profession with a strong, broad-based clinical foundation for nursing practice.

We can't wait to welcome you on campus. Until then, please refer to this page for resources and different ways of connecting with campus contacts, current students and your fellow classmates.

Meet the School of Nursing

Current Students

In the following video, current students and one alumna share their experiences in the Second Degree progam.

Brian Boost Opening Statements for Accepted Student Day 2022

Three students share their experiences below, and you can read more experiences from these and other students.





Our faculty will walk alongside you to help you excel--not only academically and professionally but also as an individual. Read more from the following faculty members and others in our faculty features, where they share about their passion for nursing, teaching and student success.


Your Peers

Join our exclusive Facebook Group for incoming Second Degree BSN students. It's a great way to connect with your fellow classmates before you meet on campus.

Important Dates

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Deadline to Deposit: June 1

A non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to become a student, and the deposit must be made by June 1.

Pay your deposit.

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Next Steps Communication: Early June

In early June, School of Nursing welcome packets will be emailed and are filled with useful information such as class registrations, student handbook review, and health and clinical requirements.

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Start of Fall Semester: August 22

Classes begin on August 22. The academic calendar has important dates for the semester.

Virtual Tours

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Duquesne University Tour

View our beautiful campus via this virtual tour, which is led by Duquesne students.

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Learning and Simulation Center

The Learning & Simulation Center will help you learn practical nursing skills in the safety of a simulation lab. Watch an official video tour of the Learning and Simulation Center and/or join our nursing recruiters for a walkthrough of the Center.

School of Nursing Resources

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Recording Available: Second Degree BSN Virtual Q&A for Accepted and Deposited Students

Watch this recording of a virtual Q&A session in which our program staff, faculty and students answered your questions.

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Virtual Info Sessions for Accepted Students

Nursing Recruiter Janey Mazur will be holding group information sessions for accepted students over the next few months. See available dates below and click to register in advance.

You are also welcome to connect with Janey directly. You can contact her at

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Video Resources

Learn more about Duquesne University, the School of Nursing, and our Second Degree BSN program by viewing videos from current students, faculty and staff.

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Reference Documents

Second Degree BSN Overview
Program Plan
Estimated Tuition Breakdown by Track
Financial Aid Presentation
Housing Flyer
Multipass Setup
Next Steps Checklist
Nursing Viewbook
Prerequisite Resource
Prerequisites through Portage Learning
Technology Requirements
Welcome Guide

University Resources

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Disability Services

Our diverse student body includes people of all abilities and disabilities. We have accommodations in place to help you through your academic courses and time at Duquesne University.

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Office of Financial Aid

Duquesne University is pleased to announce a $10,000 Tuition Award to all new Second Degree BSN students enrolled in the Fall 2021 semester, regardless of whether you select the 12-month or 16-month format of study. Visit the Office of Financial Aid website to learn more.

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Office of Commuter Affairs

The Office of Commuter Affairs works diligently to help you feel at home and part of the Duquesne family. See what sort of resources are available to commuters.

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Office of Residence Life

The Office of Residence Life provides a highly trained staff of live-in Resident Directors, Assistant Resident Directors and Resident Assistants who are available to support you on a daily basis (24 hours a day, in fact).