Lead the Future of Nursing

Study 100% online

3 start dates per year for most programs

No GRE or application fee

Some transfer credits accepted

Tuition discounts available

Enroll as a nurse. Graduate as a leader.

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.

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

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.

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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).

Learn From Nursing Leaders and Researchers

Study online with us, and the first thing you will 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. Our faculty exemplify the highest ideals of the teacher-scholar model, and they place as much emphasis on your achievements as on their own. They will also know you by name.

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 will graduate with a full complement of essential knowledge and skills.

Prepare to Set New Standards in Service and Care

You care about helping others. This is a defining part of your life. And we are 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 are making a choice to further your nursing career, and we are 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 opportunity to advance your career. Our online programs are designed so you can complete coursework anywhere, and on your own schedule.

Experience a New Level of Student Support.

Earning your nursing degree online with Duquesne means that 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 assist you in completing a program plan.

You will 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 Canvas 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?

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Online Master of Science in Nursing

You are ready for the next step in your nursing career, and our online MSN programs are designed to help you advance your knowledge and skills as a nurse. Choose one of our six specializations to further your focus in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management, Family Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nursing, Nursing Education and Faculty Role, or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

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Online Doctor of Nursing Practice

You have devoted your career to serving others as an advanced-practice nurse, now it is time to impact patient care and improve outcomes through evidence-based practice. You can shape the future of nursing practice by choosing our Clinical Leadership or Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management DNP tracks.

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Online Post-Master’s Certificates

Build upon your existing knowledge as a master’s-prepared nurse with an online post-master’s certificate that can open doors for new career opportunities as a Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Executive Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Forensic Nurse, Nurse Educator, or Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

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