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Study 100% online

We make it easy to log in and learn from anywhere.

3 start dates per year for most programs

Having multiple start dates allows you to begin a program when it fits your life.

No GRE or application fee

We help you save time and money with no application fees and no GRE scores required.

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100% nurse practitioner certification first-time pass rate

Graduates of our FNP, PMHNP, and AGACNP programs consistently achieve high results.

Tuition discounts available

Nurses employed at any of our Partner Organizations are eligible.

Duquesne has led the way in nursing education for over 80 years.

Let us lead you into the next phase of your career.

Which online nursing program is right for you?

Job growth for nurse practitioners, midwives and nurse anesthetists is projected to grow 40% between 2021 and 2031, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. With nearly 30,200 new roles being introduced each year over the decade, there’s never been a better time to further your career as a nurse.

Why choose Duquesne University for your online nursing degree?

Why Choose DU?

Learn from nursing leaders and researchers

Our online nursing programs are led by faculty who are among the best in their fields. We exemplify the highest ideals of the teacher-scholar and place as much emphasis on your achievements as on our own. We will also know you by name.

Benefit from rigorous and specialized instruction

Our innovative instructional methods are based on the Synergy Model, developed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. This model helps equip you with a wide range of clinical competencies so you can graduate with the essential knowledge and skills to thrive.


Prepare to set new standards in service and care

You care about helping others, and we are here to support you. We have created 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.

Enjoy the convenience of online learning

As an early adopter and innovator in online graduate nursing education, our programs are designed to let you complete coursework anywhere and on your own schedule. You want to further your nursing career, and we are here to make that as convenient as possible.

Experience a new level of student support.

Earning your nursing degree online with Duquesne means you will benefit from individual attention and unmatched support. Once you are accepted into one of our online nursing programs, you will be assigned a faculty mentor who will help you build a program plan.

You will 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 Canvas from Computing and Technology Services
  • Online writing support from the Writing Center
  • Extensive resources and assistance via the online Gumberg Library
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CCNE Accredited
NLN Center of Excellence in Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Duquesne University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).