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Tuition Rates (2018-2019 Academic Year)

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Duke University School of Nursing is educating the next generation of transformational leaders in nursing as we advance nursing science in issues of global importance and foster the scholarly practice of nursing. Consistently ranked as a top nursing school, Duke has many unparalleled advantages, including:

  • Personalized advising from faculty
  • State-of-the-art facilities and technology for clinical teaching, including high-fidelity simulators, standardized patients, interactive modules, case studies and lecture/videos in digital formats
  • Clinical learning with a low faculty-to-student ratio (usually 1:6)
  • Extensive clinical and intellectual resources of Duke University Health System and Duke University

Listed below are the estimated costs for each program. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at SONAdmissions@dm.duke.edu.

Tuition Rates (2018-2019 Academic Year)

ABSN Program  
2018-2019 Cost Per Semester: $21,529

ABSN students who enroll in more than 16 credit hours in a semester will be charged the standard tuition for the semester plus tuition at the Duke University School of Nursing graduate per-credit-hour rate for credits taken that exceed 16, while ABSN students enrolled in less than 12 credit hours in a semester will be charged tuition at the Duke University School of Nursing graduate per-credit-hour rate for that semester.

Tuition rates shown above are estimated based upon the 2018-2019 tuition, a fall program start and the applicable matriculation plan for the first year of a program. Additional fees are automatically generated following registration. Tuition and fees are subject to change each academic year. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees. Please visit the Fees page for current rates.

Note: Students enrolled in the 2018 Summer term will be charged 2017-2018 tuition rates.

Below is a chart of average MSN tuition rates, listed by major. Tuition rates are calculated per credit hour. The cost per credit hour for the 2018-2019 academic year is $1,769. To calculate exact costs, please visit the matriculation plans page and select your major.

2018-2019 Cost Per Semester:

MSN MAJOR Average Fully Enrolled Tuition
Per Semester
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care $10,614
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care $10,614
Family Nurse Practitioner $10,614
Health Informatics $10,614
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner $10,614
Nursing and Health Care Leadership $10,614
Nursing Education $10,614
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care $10,614
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care $10,614
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner $10,614

Tuition rates shown above are estimated based upon the 2018-2019 tuition, a fall start and the applicable matriculation plan for the first year. Additional fees are automatically generated following registration. Tuition and fees are subject to change each academic year. Changes to a student’s major or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees. Please visit the Fees page for current rates.

Below is a chart of average DNP tuition rates, listed by program. Tuition rates are calculated per credit hour. The cost per credit hour for the 2018-2019 academic year is $1,769. To calculate exact costs, please visit the matriculation plans page and select your program.

2018-2019 Cost Per Semester:

Program Average Full-time Tuition
Per Semester
Average Part-time Tuition
Per Semester
DNP N/A $12,914
Nurse Anesthesia $26,535 N/A

Tuition rates shown above are estimated based upon the 2018-2019 tuition, a fall program start and the applicable matriculation plan for the first year of a program. Additional fees are automatically generated following registration. Tuition and fees are subject to change each academic year. Changes to a student’s program or course load may result in additional tuition charges and fees. Please visit the Fees page for current rates.