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Duquesne University – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice2019-07-26T18:13:15+00:00

Duquesne University – Online Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Overview

According to Duquesne University:

“With your Doctor of Nursing Practice, you will be able to shape the future of nursing practice. You already translate evidence‑based care into practice and improve health outcomes for diverse populations. Now the sum of your experience can position you to transform the future of healthcare. As an online DNP student at Duquesne, you will have the opportunity to study under one of the best and most respected faculties in the nursing field. Our commitment to nursing is longstanding, and our degree program reflects our dedication.”

At a Glance


Total credit hours

35 credit hours

Tuition per credit                 

Tuition and fees


The DNP program at Duquesne University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Students can choose a concentration in one of three unique areas of study:

  • Transcultural Nursing – Transcultural care focuses on more than the physical care of patients. It emphasizes and embraces the emotional and spiritual connections that impact their healthcare decisions.
  • Forensic Nursing – From detail-oriented analysis to court depositions that lead to prosecutions, this concentration will prepare you to assert your role in the criminal justice system and be eligible to sit for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) certification exam.
  • Nursing Education – Conduct research that can help shape clinical standards in the nursing profession and be eligible for the Certified Nurse Educator designation sponsored by the National League for Nursing.

On-campus requirement

There is a brief on-campus orientation for students before they begin their online coursework.



Admission requirements

According to Duquesne University, to be eligible for admission to the DNP program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold an MSN from a CCNE- or ACEN-accredited nursing program with a GPA of 3.0
  • Have completed an undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a “B” or better
  • Hold a current, unencumbered RN license
  • Complete a phone interview with a DNP Admission Committee member