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Whether you’re just entering the field of nursing or pursuing an advanced degree, Duke University School of Nursing offers a top-ranked and uniquely personalized education to help you prepare for the future you want.

At Duke University School of Nursing, preparing for the nursing profession involves the active transformation of knowledge into practice.

  • Cultural competency is an integral part of what we teach and learn here. Many students choose to participate in cultural immersion experiences in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Faculty members are conducting in-depth and cross-disciplinary research, searching for practical solutions to health care issues ranging from the care of sickle cell disease patients to best practices for helping patients waiting for a liver transplant cope with the uncertainties of the process.
  • We champion innovation and entrepreneurship in nursing practice, research and education.

Duke University School of Nursing values diversity as a crucial component in its engagement with students, faculty and the world. You’ll find a learning climate where creativity, debate and a genuine respect for others can flourish; an environment where diversity can spawn intellectual engagement and collaborative partnerships. Our students are learners of all ages, at every stage of their nursing careers. Our faculty, like our students, come from across the nation and the world.

The Office of Admissions is available to help you whether you are just beginning to consider the right university or already have a focused plan and are ready to apply.

To apply for admission, please complete our online application and visit How To Apply for additional instructions and specific program application requirements. Applications must be complete in order to be considered by the Admissions Committee. To be notified when the application period opens, please complete our inquiry form.

Application Deadlines

Program Deadline Date Deadline Type
ABSN Dec. 1
May 1
Fall Entry Priority
Spring Entry Priority
MSN Dec. 1
May 1
Fall Entry Priority
Spring Entry Priority
Post-Graduate Certificate Dec. 1
May 1
Fall Entry Priority
Spring Entry Priority
BSN-DNP Dec. 1
May 1
Fall Entry Priority
Spring Entry Priority
DNP Feb. 1
May 1
Fall Entry Priority
Spring Entry Priority
Nurse Anesthesia DNP Oct. 15
Dec. 1
Early Decision
Priority
PhD Dec. 1 Priority
Specialty Certificates (Fall Start Only) Aug. 1 Priority
Non-Degree Fall, Spring, Summer Rolling Admissions

Admission Requirements

Each program has specific admission requirements in addition to the application materials above.

Sample Matriculation Plans

ABSN | MSN | DNP | PhD

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