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.

For general inquires, please send an email to or call the Office of Admissions toll free at 877-415-3853. Our physical address is 307 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710. Our mailing address is DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710. For technical assistance with your application, please send an email to

Application Deadline

Applications for the Spring 2023 term are currently being accepted and reviewed on a space available basis. Please note that completed applications are due as soon as possible.
The Fall 2023 application is now available with a priority deadline of December 1st.

Holistic Admissions

Duke School of Nursing is committed to holistic admissions. A holistic review is a university admissions strategy that assesses an applicant’s unique experiences alongside traditional measures of academic achievement such as grades and test scores. It is designed to help universities consider a broad range of factors reflecting the applicant’s academic readiness, contribution to the incoming class, and potential for success both in school and later as a professional. Holistic review, when used in combination with a variety of other mission-based practices, constitutes a holistic admission process. Many colleges and universities have employed a holistic admission process to assemble a diverse class of students with the background, qualities, and skills needed for success in the profession.

Visit the below DNP admission pathways to learn about application deadlines, criteria and process.

Additional Resources
Students with International Credits
Sample Matriculation Plans: 
Duke University's Annual Clery Security Report as Mandated by Federal Statute 20 USC § 1092

The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report include institutional policies concerning campus safety and security, as well as statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Duke University property and on public property adjacent to campus and fires that have occurred in residence halls. A copy of this Report can be obtained by contacting the Duke Police Department at 684-4602 or writing to 502 Oregon Street, Durham, NC 27708 or by accessing:

Technical Standards

All DUSON students should review the technical standards required of them.

Students with Disabilities

Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Duke Student Disability Access Office in advance of your participation or visit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I send my application materials?
Does the School of Nursing accept electronic transcripts?
Can I fax my transcripts?
Can I take the prerequisite courses at a community college or online?
Should I contact the admissions office to set up a personal interview?
If I am offered admission, can I defer my acceptance to another semester?

Where do I send my application materials?

Office of Admissions and Student Services
Box 102400
307 Trent Drive
Durham, NC 27710

Does the School of Nursing accept electronic transcripts? Yes, electronic transcripts can be emailed to

Can I fax my transcripts? Transcripts may be faxed for an unofficial transcript evaluation or to help determine prerequisite completion. Please review the information below on how to initiate this service. The fax number is (919) 668-4693.

Can I take the prerequisite courses at a community college or online? Yes. The prerequisite courses can be completed at any regionally accredited college/university or community college. Online courses are acceptable if the institution is accredited.

Should I contact the admissions office to set up a personal interview? If you would like to schedule a visit to campus, please contact the admissions office to schedule an appointment at

If I am offered admission, can I defer my acceptance to another semester? As a general rule, the School of Nursing does not permit deferrals unless there are extenuating circumstances beyond a student’s control that would prevent them from enrolling in the term they were admitted. If you have a concern about your ability to start for the semester admitted, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services.

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