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Thank you for your interest in the Duke University School of Nursing. 

We believe that preparing nurses to meet the current and emerging needs of society involves the active transformation of knowledge into practice.  Our mission calls for us to be a center of excellence for the advancement of nursing science and clinical scholarship to enhance the quality of life for people of all cultures and economic backgrounds. At Duke you’ll find a learning climate where creativity, a genuine respect for others, and a robust yet respectful debate can flourish.

Our students are engaged across campus and around the world—in China, India, Singapore, Honduras, Tanzania, and Rwanda—bringing to life Duke University’s commitment to knowledge in the service of society. Here at Duke, we believe that the contributions of the discipline of nursing enrich the broader intellectual community while specifically enhancing the resources needed to design and provide the best in patient care.

We invite you to visit the application dates and deadlines page for more information about the application process and priority application dates.

The School of Nursing has three applications for the various enrollment options available. Please use the link for the application you wish to complete:

  • Apply online now for the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, the Master of Science in Nursing degree program, the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program, or certificate programs.
  • Apply now for the non-degree enrollment option, which is also for students who are interested in the Orthopedics or HIV Certificate programs.
  • Apply online now for the PhD degree program. Visit the Duke Graduate School's website for more information about PhD application dates and deadlines.

Our admissions staff is available to assist you with any questions you may have regarding the application or admission process. We look forward to working with you.