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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
RN to MSN Programs
MSN Program Details
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) offers a flexible, 39-to-60 credit program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.
Students pursue their educational endeavors with faculty and clinical/consulting associates who have expertise and research in the student's chosen area of specialization.
Students have the ability to pursue full-time or part-time study for most specialties.
Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Nurse Practitioner Cardiovascular Care
Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Gerontological Nurse Practitioner
Oncology Adult Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Specialist (new admission suspended starting Fall 2011)
Clinical Research Management
Nursing and Health Care Leadership
Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA)
Accelerated BSN Program Details
The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) offers an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program -- also known as a second degree nursing program -- for adult learners who have completed at least an undergraduate degree and the required pre-requisites upon enrollment.
The full-time, campus-based program lasts 16 months. It is inclusive of up to 15 graduate credits, which may later be applied to a graduate nursing degree. This program incorporates all of the components of a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program with an additional focus on 21st century health care needs and environment.
This program also offers students the advantage of clinical experiences in multiple sites in the prestigious Duke University Health System, across the Triangle region and around the world.
Upon completion of the ABSN program, graduates are eligible for licensure as a registered nurse and entry into professional nursing practice. The program focuses on clinical leadership, evidence based nursing practice, and culturally relevant care utilizing dynamic teaching-learning strategies, simulation, and virtual and standardized patients.
Students who currently hold at least a bachelor's degree can complete the requirements for the accelerated BSN in four semesters (spanning 16 months) -- including graduate nursing credits hours that may later be applied to a master's degree.
This rigorous program offers students the advantage of practical experience in clinical, community, and global health sites reflecting the diversity of the internationally respected Duke University Health System, ranked among the nation's top health care institutions.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
If you're a post-BSN applicant interested in advanced nursing practice or a post-master's applicant who works in advanced nursing practice, the Duke University School of Nursing's (DUSON) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program provides skills and tools that enable you to:
Assess published evidence to inform your practice
Improve systems of care to influence patient outcomes
Make changes to enhance quality of care, when needed
Graduates of our DNP program are nurse leaders in interdisciplinary health care teams and work to improve systems of care, patient outcomes, quality and safety.
Our program is flexible enough to accommodate nurses working in advanced practice positions and students who have earned a bachelor's degree in nursing and now want to pursue a DNP while earning an advanced nursing practice specialty.
Duke's DNP program offers advantages such as:
-Comprehensive 3 day on-campus orientation
-Online courses with 4 executive on-campus sessions (2-3 days per session; October, February, June, October)
-Pursue your degree without leaving your job
-Faculty with broad experience in advanced clinical practice, leadership, and patient safety