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Why Choose Duke

A Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Duke University School of Nursing provides you with the skills and tools necessary to:

  • Assess published evidence to inform your practice
  • Improve systems of care to influence patient outcomes
  • Make changes to enhance quality of care, when needed


Our DNP faculty are actively engaged in research, scholarship and teaching. They have broad experience in advanced clinical practice, leadership and patient safety.

Advantages for Students

We also offer DNP students advantages such as:

  • Post-master's students can continue in their current positions while going to school
  • The DNP project can be done at your place of employment
  • The 900-level DNP courses are offered online with executive sessions for two to three days
  • For post-BSN students in an advanced nursing practice specialty, the program prepares them to sit for the certification exam in that specialty