Duke University School of Nursing

Like most of Duke University's academic programs, the programs offered through the Duke University School of Nursing are some of the top ranked in the nation. In fact, Duke's nursing school is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the best nursing schools in the United States. Its graduate program in nursing was ranked 7th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. In terms of NIH-Funding and Research the school is ranked 11th in the nation and it was ranked 1rst in the nation as the "Best Nursing School for Men" in 2010 by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing. Over 94% of the faculty have doctorate degree in nursing.

Also noteworthy is the fact that 99% of graduates from Duke's nursing school pass the licensure exam the first time. This makes Duke University the highest ranked of any nursing school in North Carolina in terms of examination passing rate.

Nursing programs offered through the Duke University School of Nursing include the following:

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)
  • Population Care Coordinator (PCCP)

Each of the programs listed above offer a myriad of specialized areas of study.

The school also offers several of its nursing programs online. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) offers many courses that can be completed entirely online. The school has a proven record of providing top-quality distance education in nursing. Distance-based nurse practitioner specialties include Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner Cardiovascular Care (Post-Master’s Certificate only), Family Nurse Practitioner and Gerontological Nurse Practitioner.

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