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You will use Choose Duke to create a login and submit your application. NOTE: You must log out of any existing social media accounts (e.g., Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Facebook) before creating a Duke social media login. If you need assistance with social media creation or logging into Choose Duke, contact our office at SONAdmissions-ChooseDuke@dm.duke.edu or request help from the Duke OIT Help Desk at https://oit.duke.edu/help

Applicants for the PhD in Nursing Program

If you are interested in applying to our PhD in Nursing Program, it's important to know that all DUSON PhD students must apply through the Duke Graduate School. You can find additional information about admissions requirements here.

To complete your application:

  • Answer all required questions and submit form.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Upload final versions of all required documents. NOTE: Once uploaded, they cannot be changed.
  • Send electronic recommendation forms using our secure portal.

Send your official transcripts electronically to SON-DOCUMENTS@dm.duke.edu or in a sealed envelope to:

Duke School of Nursing
Office of Admissions
DUMC 3322
307 Trent Dr.
Durham, NC 27710

When your application is complete, it will be submitted and held for review by the program’s admission committee. If any information is missing, your application will not be considered.

We are now accepting applications for the following programs:

Monitor Your Application Status

Our Admissions team will communication with you via email during decision making. You are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible. Once your application fee and online application are submitted, you will be able to monitor the submission of your application. To monitor the submission of uploaded documents such as recommendations, resume and personal statements, please log back into your Application.

To monitor the submission of your transcripts as well as admission and financial aid decisions, please log in to the Duke Applicant Self-Service Portal and refer to this user guide.

After uploading all of your supplemental items for your application, you will receive an email within 72 hours informing you that an account has been created in Duke Applicant Self Service. This email will provide instructions on how and where to login.

FAQs

General

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?

Program

Is the GRE required?
Are there any part-time or online options available for the program?
Do all of the prerequisite courses need to be completed when I apply for the program?
Will the Duke University School of Nursing evaluate my completed course work for prerequisite course verification?

General FAQs

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 SON-DOCUMENTS@dm.duke.edu.

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? Interviews are not required for the ABSN program. If you would like to schedule a visit to campus, please contact the admissions office to schedule an appointment at SONAdmissions@dm.duke.edu.

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.

Program FAQs

Is the GRE required? The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for applicants.

Are there any part-time or online options available for the program? The ABSN program is a full-time program in which students are encouraged not to hold employment while in the program. There are no online options available.

Do all of the prerequisite courses need to be completed when I apply for the program? No, all prerequisite courses need to be completed prior to enrolling in the ABSN Program. We also strongly recommend that if it has been over five years since you completed the prerequisite science courses (anatomy, physiology, microbiology), you consider retaking them as a refresher before the program begins.

Will the Duke University School of Nursing evaluate my completed course work for prerequisite course verification?
Duke University School of Nursing will verify any completed or potential course work as satisfactory equivalent of the required prerequisite courses. To receive official approval of prerequisite courses, you will need to provide the ABSN Admissions Officer with the following information:

  • course name
  • course number
  • institution
  • year of enrollment
  • link to course catalog

Once a decision has been made regarding the course(s) in question, you will be notified via email.

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