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Why Choose Duke

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Duke University School of Nursing provides you with the skills and tools necessary 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


Our DNP faculty are actively engaged in research, scholarship, and teaching. They have broad experience in advanced clinical practice, leadership, and patient safety.

Advantages for Students

We also offer DNP students advantages such as:

  • Post-master's students can continue in their current positions while going to school
  • The capstone project can be done at your place of employment
  • The 900 Level DNP courses are offered online with executive sessions for 2-3 days
  • For post-BSN students in an advanced nursing practice specialty the program prepares them to sit for the certification exam in that specialty