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The academic programs at Duke University School of Nursing are designed to reflect the pressing needs in the field of healthcare for highly-skilled professionals. Whether you are a recent college graduate who wants to enter the field of nursing or you're already a professional and seeking to expand your knowledge in a specialized area, Duke University School of Nursing offers options to fit your needs.

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

Already have a degree in another field? You can complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 16 months and be on your way to a career in health care.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Focus on 21st century health-care needs through specialization and in-depth study. Duke University School of Nursing offers more than 10 specialty areas within its MSN program.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Advance as a nurse leader with the skills to improve systems of care and patient outcomes.


Build a career as a nurse-scientist in research or academic settings.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The School offers post-doctoral fellowships in developing rigorous theoretical and methodological approaches for studying the separate and combined trajectories of chronic illnesses and care systems.