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The Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) offers a flexible, 36- 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. Specialty courses within some MSN programs are typically taught using distance-based methods. All MSN core courses are offered online at least one semester per year.


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

"The Consensus Model for APRN Regulation was developed through a collaborative process with participation of regulators, APRN certifiers, national nursing program accreditors and representatives of many APRN professional organizations."

"The Consensus Model enhances mobility and utilization of patient care services provided by APRNs, many of whom are the only provider of health care services in local areas. Statutory autonomy will decrease barriers to provision of care and will increase access to care for patients." Read more

Clinical Nurse Specialist

(new admission suspended starting Fall 2011)


Nurse Anesthesia (CRNA)


Groupings of courses pertaining to an advanced preparation subspecialty are offered as Concentrations within MSN Specialties.


My family and I chose DUSON because Duke provided us educational opportunities and experiences we couldn’t find at other schools."

Jeremy Hurst, MSN Student