Enhance the profession of nursing. Transform the future of health care.
Demand for nurses is increasing, and health care systems continue to depend on nurses prepared to plan, initiate, effect and evaluate change through holistic patient care, advocating for patients and continuing education at all levels.
Earning your MSN degree at Duquesne University allows you to expand your knowledge of nursing practice and patient care. An MSN can make you more autonomous in your career and prepare you to teach future nurses.
Choose Duquesne University for your online MSN and specialize your education in:
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 CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing program is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for 2020”.
We pride ourselves on offering you an authentic learning experience as an MSN student at Duquesne. We offer small class sizes, which allow your colleagues and professors to know you by name. Our students consistently tell us this means they don’t feel like just a number as in other nursing programs.
As an online student, you will benefit from:
- Convenient online coursework you can complete around your schedule.
- Preparation courses for certification examinations.
- Access to resources like our online libraries, writing centers, continuing education and conference opportunities, and online orientation.
- A dedicated support team to help you every step of the way, from enrollment, through your courses and even after graduation.
Online MSN Curriculum
Our goal is to prepare you as a master’s-level nurse for a lifetime of success in your nursing career and beyond. Our rigorous yet practical curriculum is focused on leadership, management, ethics and evidence-based practice. The core curriculum in each of our MSN online programs highlights historical and contemporary nursing foundations and emphasizes the importance of ethics in all facets of health care ― from patient care to policy.
MSN On-Campus Residency
Our online MSN students benefit from on-campus residencies where they go deeper into each body system through physical assessments prior to their clinical rotations. These on-campus visits also allow our online students to connect with classmates and network with faculty they have interacted with online.
“The on-campus residency weeks are great. I knew nothing about advanced physical assessment or anything. Even working every day with patients as a nurse, I still had no idea about some of these other techniques. Being able to practice them firsthand with people who could assist me was tremendously helpful.”
― Christopher Baker, MSN-FNP Student
Is the online MSN program at Duquesne right for you?
Duquesne University’s School of Nursing provides our students with a path for professional and personal growth. Our MSN programs give nurses the opportunity to further their education with a dedicated support team to help them reach their highest potential.
Duquesne nurses are:
- Dedicated to their patients and to the development and continuous improvement of the nursing field.
- Adaptable to various health care environments and respectful in the care they provide patients of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
- Eager to learn and take control of their learning experience by networking with colleagues and faculty, taking their class assignments a step further and using their critical thinking skills to solve problems.
Which online Master of Science in Nursing program is right for you?
Master of Science in Nursing - Online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
As a nurse, you are dedicated to the well-being of your patients, ensuring they receive the care they deserve. Choose Duquesne University’s online Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) MSN program and expand your knowledge to provide advanced acute care to patients ranging from young adults to the elderly.
Master of Science in Nursing - Online Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management
You are passionate about taking on nursing leadership roles and ready to develop your professional and business skills. Earn your MSN in Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management to expand your understanding of how health care systems function and how you can make an impact as a nurse executive.
Master of Science in Nursing - Online Family Nurse Practitioner
In today’s healthcare 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 healthcare setting.
Master of Science in Nursing - Online 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 a leader in this emerging specialty area.
Master of Science in Nursing - Online Nurse Education & 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.
Master of Science in Nursing - Online Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Our MSN in Psychiatric – Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program will prepare you to evaluate, diagnose, manage and treat patients with mental health disorders, both acute and chronic. In addition, as an advanced practice nurse working in the psychiatric field, you’ll also have the chance to work with families and large groups.
Online Doctor of Nursing Practice
You’ve devoted your career to serving others as an advanced-practice nurse. Now it’s time to elevate patient care and improve outcomes through evidence-based practice. Gain the higher-level credential needed to lead industry change and position yourself for advancement. You can shape the future of nursing practice.
Post-Master's Online Executive Nurse Leadership & Health Care Management Certificate
Prepare to improve quality health care delivery by earning your Post-Master’s Certificate in Executive Nurse Leadership and Health Care Management, designed to introduce you to social justice and vulnerable populations, health care finance, budgeting and business operations, entrepreneurial and business strategies, and human resource management.
Post-Master's Online Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate
There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. And since people experience stages of life differently, it means that they’ll respond to treatment differently, too. This program will build upon your existing knowledge and prepare you to care for patients of all ages — from pediatric to geriatric.
Post-Master's Online Forensic Nursing Certificate
Whether your patient was violently attacked or sexually assaulted, it’s important to know the type of care they need. This program empowers you to act as an advocate for victims and equips you with the tools to prosecute the perpetrators. You’ll learn how to use forensic science and medical analysis to build strong legal defenses that impact patient recovery.
Post-Master's Online Nurse Educator Certificate
Quality teachers create quality nurses. And right now, there’s a growing demand for both. Together, we can change that. This program is designed for nurse educators by nurse education leaders. You’ll learn how to build a curriculum that’s innovative and incorporates trends from health care’s evolving landscape. You’ll do more than prepare the next generation of nurses, you’ll inspire them.
Post-Master's Online PhD in Nursing
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.
Post-Master's Online PhD in Nursing Ethics
You, along with nurses across the nation, overcome ethical challenges on a daily basis — balancing patient needs versus wants. It’s why patients and their families trust you to make medical decisions for them. This program analyzes the relationship between healthcare and ethics to equip you with answers.