Duke School of Nursing

It was the original vision of James Duke to achieve excellence and the Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON), also known as the Duke School of Nursing has been trying to meet that vision by being the health care leader in nursing education.


The school of nursing started offering nursing education in 1931 with the first three-year diploma program in 1931 and school was also in the forefront to offer baccalaureate degrees in 1938. In 1953, Bachelor of Science in nursing degree (BSN) was offered and the first nursing graduated in 1958.

Today the school offers programs from Accelerated BSN, MSN, Post Master’s Certificate, Graduate Certificate, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) & PhD and Post Doctoral Program.

Along with these programs, school is also proud to offer Non-Degree Nursing Courses, Clinical Research Management, Continuing Education, Distance based and online learning to benefit working professionals or professionals, who aim to change their career, full time and part time classes.

There are numerous Masters Programs of the nursing school that can be completed online, where the student can attend the clinical hands-on experience within the Duke Health System, at a site in North Carolina or in states surrounding North Carolina. .

With these programs, the nursing school remain national leader in nursing programs and follows its mission of teaching strategies, which are innovative, advanced technology and, excellent student and faculty relation, which facilitate access to the cost effective care for everybody and preparation of health care leaders of tomorrow.

The achievement of the DUSON is as under:

The Accreditation to The Duke University School of Nursing is granted by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Approval to Accelerated Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree program is offered by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

In 2012 the school was Ranked 7th in graduate schools of nursing all over the United States of America by US News and World Report ranking.

Pediatric nursing program was also ranked fifth, the adult nurse practitioner program and gerontology program was ranked 10th and the anesthesiology program ranked 11th nationally by US News and World Report ranking.

The students are also offered various types of Scholarships, Special Program Loans that are forgiven and Loans at low interest rates.


Accelerated BSN Admissions
DUMC 3322, 307 Trent Drive
Durham, NC, 27710
Local: (919) 684-9161
Toll-free: 877-415-3853
E-mail:  HYPERLINK “mailto:SONAdmissions@mc.duke.edu” SONAdmissions@mc.duke.edu

MSN, Post-Master’s Certificate and DNP Admissions
DUMC 3322, 307 Trent Drive
Durham, NC, 27710
Local: (919) 684-9163
Toll-free: 877-415-3853
E-mail:  HYPERLINK “mailto:SONAdmissions@mc.duke.edu” SONAdmissions@mc.duke.edu

PhD Admissions
The application process for the PhD program is on-line at:
HYPERLINK “https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=dukegrad” https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=dukegrad
For assistance or information please e-mail:
Revonda Huppert at  HYPERLINK “mailto:NursingPhD@notes.duke.edu” NursingPhD@notes.duke.edu

Financial Aid
DUMC 3322, 307 Trent Drive
Durham, NC, 27710
Toll-free: 877-344-4680
E-mail:  HYPERLINK “mailto:SON_Finaid@mc.duke.edu” SON_Finaid@mc.duke.edu

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