The Duke University School of Nursing offers specialties for MSN and DNP students to their course of study.  Specialties may be added on to your course of study, or may be earned as a post-graduate certificate or a professional certificate.

Groupings of courses pertaining to an advanced practice specialty are available within certain majors. Students who wish to include a specialty in their course of study should consult their advisors in order to determine if the specialty is appropriate for and available in their majors. The following specialties are currently available:






Palliative Care

Pediatric Behavioral and Mental Health

Veterans Health Care Concentration (for AGNP-primary care and FNP students)

Embracing Diversity For An Engaged Community

Embracing diversity is a crucial component for engaging with students, faculty, and the world. We think of it as diversity with a global perspective. Creating a learning climate where creativity, robust yet respectful debate, and a genuine respect for others can flourish. Fostering international research collaborations, developing global health initiatives, and coordinating access to health care for under-served populations. Educating next-generation nurses for leadership and service in the global community.

Diversity with a global perspective assures a warm welcome—not mere tolerance—for differences in national origin, race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.

We provide a safe haven where diversity can spawn intellectual engagement and collaborative partnerships.

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