Online Nursing Degrees

Online Nursing Degrees

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Graduate as a leader.

The nursing workforce in hospitals is expected to grow by 36% in the coming years. The federal government also predicts that nursing will become the top occupation in terms of job growth through 2020. This means there’s never been a better time to be a nurse — or to study nursing at Duquesne University.

We offer you a unique educational experience at every level, one that takes advantage of new technologies to enrich clinical and online learning. We’ve led the way in nursing education for more than 80 years; now let us lead you into the next phase of your career.

Study 100% online

3 start dates per year

No GRE or application fee

Some transfer credits accepted

Choose from 9 online nursing degrees and certificates

Tuition discounts available

Why Choose Duquesne for Your Online Nursing Degree?

Duquesne University, with its long tradition of academic excellence and community service, is a widely recognized pioneer in online graduate nursing education. Our students and faculty are passionate about advancing the practice of nursing and serious about making a difference in the world. And now you can join them.

Learn from nursing leaders and researchers.

Study online with us, and the first thing you’ll notice is the high caliber of instruction. That’s because the faculty who lead our online nursing programs are among the best in their fields. They exemplify the highest ideals of the teacher-scholar, and they place as much emphasis on your achievements as on their own. They’ll also know you by name.

8:1 Clinical student-faculty ratio. Average online class size of 13.

Benefit from rigorous, specialized instruction.

The way nurses are prepared at Duquesne University stands apart from traditional approaches to nursing education. Our innovative instructional methods are based on the Synergy Model, developed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Adopting this model helps us equip you with a wide range of clinical competencies, ensuring that you’ll graduate with a full complement of essential knowledge and skills.

Prepare to set new standards in service and care.

You care about helping others. It’s a defining part of your life. And we’re here to support that. That’s why our online nursing programs are structured to help turn compassionate, motivated people like you into the best nurses you can be. Remaining true to our school’s values and mission, we offer a rich online learning environment where evidence-based nursing, critical thinking and intellectual curiosity go hand-in-hand with ethical practice, community service and a commitment to social justice.

Choose the convenience of online learning.

You’re making a choice to further your nursing career. And we’re making it as convenient for you as possible. The Duquesne University School of Nursing is an early adopter and innovator in online graduate nursing education. We were the first in the nation to offer a completely online PhD in Nursing, and we continue to offer working nurses like you the chance to advance your career. Our online programs are designed so you can complete coursework anywhere on your own schedule.

Sarah Thorn"My experience at Duquesne has been like no other. The flexibility and support by the faculty is without parallel. The program allows me to continue to practice full time as a family nurse practitioner while working from home on my doctorate."
— Sarah Thorn, DNP Student

Experience a new level of student support.

Earning your nursing degree online with Duquesne means that you’ll benefit from individual attention and unmatched support. Once you’re accepted to one of our online nursing programs, you’ll be assigned a faculty mentor who will assist you in completion of a program plan.

You’ll also have access to:

  • New student orientation programs
  • Specialized academic advising
  • Research support from the Center for Research for Underserved and Vulnerable Populations
  • Technical support for Blackboard from Computing and Technology Services
  • Online writing support from the Writing Center
  • Extensive health care resources and assistance via the online Gumberg Library

Which Nursing Degree Is Right For You?

Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online RN to BSN

If you’ve earned a diploma in nursing or an associate degree in nursing (ADN), we offer a new, flexible RN-BSN program — 100% online. It combines academic theory with real-world practice to impart the specialized knowledge you need to thrive on the front lines and prepare for nursing leadership.

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Online Master of Science in Nursing

Forensic Nursing

Forensic nursing is a fast-growing, niche field of study. It requires highly skilled, deeply committed practitioners with the specialized expertise to care for crime victims and teach others how to do the same. Choose this program, and you can gain the expertise to function not only as a practitioner in the field, but also as leader in this emerging specialty area.

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Family Nurse Practitioner

In today’s health care environment, Family Nurse Practitioners operate with more responsibility and greater autonomy than ever before. With our online MSN-FNP, you can develop the skills to diagnose illnesses, conduct examinations, and provide care to patients at any age — and in any health care setting.

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Nursing Education and Faculty Role

Why should you learn to leverage the latest innovations in nursing education? Because doing so can prepare you to excel as an educator in any type of learning environment — from classrooms and clinical settings to the virtual environments of labs, simulations and online instruction.

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Online Doctor of Nursing Practice

Online DNP

As an advanced-practice nurse, you’ve devoted your career to serving others. Now it’s time to gain the higher-level credential needed to not only elevate patient care — but to also lead industry change and position yourself for advancement.

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Online Post-Master’s Certificates in Nursing

Online Graduate Certificates in Nursing

Our online nursing certificate programs allow you to build upon your clinical expertise and enable you to explore new professional directions.

Choose from three options:

Forensic
Nursing
Nursing Education
and Faculty Role
Family Nurse
Practitioner

Online Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

Online PhD

Duquesne’s PhD in Nursing is research-focused and designed to prepare you for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry and creative scholarship. The program’s curriculum reflects not only the national trends in nursing, but also the faculty research agenda — including vulnerable and underserved populations.

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