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Providing global perspectives
and cultural awareness in nursing.

Beyond offering the best possible health care, nurses play a critical role as patient advocates. One meaningful way to do this is to understand, respect and observe important cultural beliefs or practices ― all of which fits into Duquesne’s commitment to equitable medical care and social justice.

No matter where you are in your nursing career, there’s always more to learn. That’s why Duquesne offers a suite of online graduate nursing programs — each designed to help you advance as a caregiver and a leader. 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 nursing career.


Transcultural Nursing Society Tuition Discount Partnership

The mission of the Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS) is to enhance the quality of culturally congruent, competent, and equitable care that results in improved health and well-being for people worldwide. Your work is essential for ensuring the health of our diverse communities, and we want to support you in furthering your nursing education by offering a 30% tuition discount on online graduate nursing programs at Duquesne University. You must be a registered nurse, a current member of the Transcultural Nursing Society for at least one full calendar year, and enroll as a full-time or part-time graduate student in order to qualify.

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100% online coursework

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3 start dates per year

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No GRE or application fee

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Tuition discounts available

Find the program that’s right for you.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Tracks

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Nursing Education and Faculty Role

PhD in Nursing Programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Tracks

  • Clinical Leadership
  • Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management
  • Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management

Post-Master’s Certificate Programs

  • Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management
  • Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Nursing Education and Faculty Role

Why choose Duquesne for your online graduate nursing degree?

Our students choose Duquesne for many reasons, including our reputation as a leader in nursing education, the support we offer and the long-term relationships they are able to create with our expert faculty. Our graduate nursing programs are CCNE-accredited and our School of Nursing has been recognized as a Center of Excellence in Nursing by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

U.S. News & World Report 2020 ranks Duquesne University:

  • No. 45 in the nation for “Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs”
  • No. 57 “Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice”
  • No. 51 in “Best Value Schools”

As a TCNS member pursuing your graduate education at Duquesne University, you’ll experience a high level of student support.

  • 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

We’ve spent the past 80 years serving as a pioneer in nursing education.

Duquesne University’s online graduate nursing programs are designed to help you achieve the clinical and leadership skills needed to care for patients across all health care settings. Compassion and service are at the core of our nursing curriculum and remain a critical component in our approach to education. No matter where you are in your career, we have the experience and support to ensure you grow as a person, care provider and nursing leader.

  • Established one of the first forensic nursing programs in the country.
  • First university in the nation to offer an online PhD in Nursing.
  • First university in Pennsylvania to grant a BSN degree.

*Tuition discount offerings are subject to change at any time.