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Tuition and Fees

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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 (2016-2017 Academic Year)

ABSN Program 
2016-2017 Cost Per Semester:$19,943

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 2016-2017 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 2016 Summer term will be charged 2015-2016 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 2016-2017 academic year is $1,639. To calculate exact costs, please visit the matriculation plans and select your major.

2016-2017 Cost Per Semester:

MSN MAJOR Average Full-time Tuition
Per Semester
Average Part-time Tuition
Per Semester
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care $15,844 $8,741
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care $14,751 $9,288
Family Nurse Practitioner $14,751 $9,288
Health Informatics N/A $9,834
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner N/A $8,741
Nursing and Health Care Leadership N/A $9,834
Nursing Education $16,936 $10,380
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care N/A $8,741
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care N/A $8,741
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner $14,751 $9,288

Tuition rates shown above are estimated based upon the 2016-2017 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 2016-2017 academic year is $1,639.

2016-2017 Cost Per Semester:

ProgramAverage Full-time Tuition
Per Semester
Average Part-time Tuition
Per Semester
DNPN/A$12,019
Nurse Anesthesia$21,853N/A

Tuition rates shown above are estimated based upon the 2016-2017 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.