Duquesne University

School of Nursing

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Duquesne was founded more than 130 years ago and has grown to become one of the nation's top Catholic universities.

The nursing workforce is expected to grow by 36% and the federal government predicts that nursing will become the top occupation in terms of job growth through 2020 which means there’s never been a better time to become a nurse

Online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

If you have vast experience as a nurse practitioner, take the lead in patient care, and are ready for your next challenge, pursue your Doctor of Nursing Practice at Duquesne University.

Duquesne’s online DNP focuses on evidence-based practice, as opposed to a more research-based curriculum. Course topics include:

  • Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice
  • Program Analysis and Measuring Change
  • Health Care Information Systems
  • Foundations of Transformation: Translating Evidence to Practice

When you’ve completed your degree, you will be positioned for roles such as:

  • Nurse executive
  • Nurse administrator
  • Chief nursing officer
  • Nursing director
  • Health care director
  •  Nursing care facility manager

Why Choose Duquesne for your Online Nursing Degree?

  • Study 100% online, and complete your doctoral degree in as few as two years
  • There are 3 start dates per year
  • Apply right away — no GRE or application fee
  • Graduate from a fully accredited and top-ranked School of Nursing


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