Career Services

Welcome to our Career Resource Center. This site is intended to help current students and alumni achieve their career goals by providing support and resources through the entire career planning process. Please explore the resources we have provided to assist with job search preparation, professional development and networking. Visit the links below to learn more:

Alumni Network

As an alumnus of the Duke University School of Nursing, you are part of an exclusive group of nearly 7,000 healthcare leaders. Our family stretches across all 50 states and into more than 19 countries around the world. View this link to engage.

Career Fair

We invite recruiters/healthcare organizations from within North Carolina and other states to come to campus and talk with students about job opportunities. By having recruiters represented in one location, students should find it easy to navigate through multiple recruiters/organizations to obtain information and learn about options they may not know existed. Students will get "inside" information about application dates and what the application/interview process will entail. Students can also learn more about advancing their nursing education at the Duke University School of Nursing.

ABSN career fairs are held in January and August, and MSN career fairs are held in February and September.

Career Resources
Job Opportunities

During the spring semester, we invite recruiters/healthcare organizations from within North Carolina and other states to come to campus and talk with you about job opportunities. By having recruiters represented in one location, you should find it easy to navigate through multiple recruiters/organizations to obtain information and learn about options you may not know exist. You will get "inside" information about application dates and what the application/interview process will entail. You can also learn more about advancing your nursing education at DUSON.

Learn about current nursing positions for enrolled students:

Loan Forgiveness Programs

Federal initiatives have created numerous loan forgiveness programs, both federal and state-level, available to nurses.

Resume/CV Assistance

Individual Assistance with Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Discuss your resume and curriculum vitae preparation, cover letter, interviewing skills and other career planning needs by contacting the Office of Student Services at SONStudentServices@dm.duke.edu.

Resume Writing Workshops
Resume writing workshops are held at various times throughout the year to gain the tips and tricks needed to write that winning resume.

ABSN Resume Assistance
Purdue OWL's writing lab has an abundance of application writing resources including how to write a personal statement, job skills checklist, cover letter, resume, CV, and what to include in a video resume. Explore their website here.

View ABSN resume examples here.

New Graduate Residency Programs

Resume, CV and Cover Letter Builders

Nurse Anesthetist Curriculum Vitae Assistance

Nurse Practitioner Curriculum Vitae Assistance

Services for Employers

Welcome to Duke University School of Nursing Career Resource Center. If you are interested in participating in our career fair each spring, or recruiting our students at an on-campus session, email SONStudentServices@dm.duke.edu and a member of our staff will contact you directly.

To post job opportunities on our DUSON Job Board, complete the appropriate form below and submit for approval.

Student Testimonials

Mary Grace McMurray"Deep breath! Fouth semester can be overwhelming for many but know we're all in this together! I knew I wanted to be in a CardioThoracic ICU and precepted in the Neuro ICU at Duke. I learned lots of great assessment skills and tricks in prioritizing. I started applying to jobs in September to hospitals around the country but with similar clinical interests. What was most helpful for me was identifying mentors to help me decide where was best to accept a job. Duke has provided me with many role models to help me choose which is why I decided to stay!" ~ Mary-Grace McMurray

Simone Friedman"My tips and tricks for students are to start looking for nurse residencies/jobs 2-3 months before you graduate. If you are applying out of state, they may not be posted until one to two months before. I looked for unit culture: Are the nurses nice to each other? Do they 'eat their young'? Also, I asked about work/life balance in interviews. I asked how I could grow on the unit/are there opportunities to get involved? As far as interview questions, when it is your turn to ask questions, ask 'what are you looking for in a nurse resident?' In addition, be prepared for behavioral style questions. I found my job online. I would research where you want to live and then look for teaching hospitals in that area (if you want to work for an academic medical center). It takes about three to four weeks to get an interview." ~ Simone Friedman

Test Preparation and Certificates
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