Duquesne University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Family Nurse Practitioner masters
Forensic Nursing masters
Nursing Education masters
PhD doctorate
DNP doctorate
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

All graduate programs are on line; seasoned online faculty; Duquesne University, School of Nursing established in 1937; first online program established in 1997; study abroad opportunities; Center for Nursing Research; State of the art simulation and learning labs; Research areas include vulnerable populations, cultural competence, forensics, social justice, and health promotion. Faculty mentors and new student orientation. On campus residency; Virtual Community Simulation

School type Private
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 5
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Family/primary care

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 51


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 24 full-time; 6 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 96% full-time; 33% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 21
Average experience teaching online courses 14 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 39 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 10
Maximum class size 15

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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