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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 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

ABSN Program  
2017-2018 Cost Per Semester: $20,721

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 2017-2018 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 2017 Summer term will be charged 2016-2017 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 2017-2018 academic year is $1,703. To calculate exact costs, please visit the matriculation plans page and select your major.

2017-2018 Cost Per Semester:

MSN MAJOR Average Full-time Tuition
Per Semester
Average Part-time Tuition
Per Semester
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care $16,463 $9,082
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care $15,327 $9,651
Family Nurse Practitioner $15,327 $9,651
Health Informatics N/A $10,218
Neonatal Nurse Practitioner N/A $9,082
Nursing and Health Care Leadership N/A $10,218
Nursing Education $16,936 $10,218
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care N/A $9,082
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care N/A $9,082
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner $15,327 $9,651

Tuition rates shown above are estimated based upon the 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 academic year is $1,703. To calculate exact costs, please visit the matriculation plans page and select your program.

2017-2018 Cost Per Semester:

Program Average Full-time Tuition
Per Semester
Average Part-time Tuition
Per Semester
DNP N/A $12,488
Nurse Anesthesia $22,706 N/A

Tuition rates shown above are estimated based upon the 2017-2018 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.