DUSON Ranked #2 for Best Graduate Nursing School and DNP Programs

2020 USNWR Ranking

Duke University School of Nursing maintained its ranking as No. 2 among the nation’s graduate nursing programs and our Doctor of Nursing Practice Program was also ranked No, 2 by U.S. News & World Report in their 2020 Best Graduate Nursing Schools rankings. We were also named No. 1 for Family Nurse Practitioner; Adult-Gerontology, Acute Care; and Adult-Gerontology, Primary Care.

“Here at the Duke University School of Nursing, we have created a community of scholars that foster and support innovative nursing leaders,” said Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean and Ruby Wilson Professor of Nursing, vice chancellor for Nursing Affairs, Duke University and associate vice president for Academic Affairs for Nursing, Duke University Health System. “We could not maintain the high-level of performance that is recognized by these exceptional rankings without the hard work, commitment and personal support of our world-class faculty and staff, gifted students and committed alumni.”



  School of Nursing programs also ranked are:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Our Family Nurse Practitioner Program focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver nursing care to persons of all ages across primary care settings, including those in rural and underserved areas. Our clinical and state of the art simulation techniques prepare students for clinical practice in a variety of primary care settings.

Adult-Gerontology, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Our Adult-Gerontology, Acute Care NP Program focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver nursing care to individuals from adolescence to older adulthood across acute care settings, including care of individuals in rural and under-served areas. Intensive courses, state-of-the-art simulation techniques, and immersion in clinical rotations maximize the learning experience and enables you to become active members of an interprofessional health care team.

Adult-Gerontology, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

 Our Adult-Gerontology, Primary Care Program prepares advanced practice nurses as generalists in adult primary care in a wide variety of settings, including private practices, public clinics, hospital-based outpatient clinics, and specialty practices.

The Duke University School of Nursing community salutes and congratulates the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty and staff who have earned these distinctions of excellence. We also thank our dedicated alumni for their support.

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