Duquesne University School of Nursing

Category: Tier 2 research institution | State: Pennsylvania

About Duquesne University School of Nursing

Duquesne University is a four-year Catholic, co-ed university located in western Pennsylvania with a 81-year history in the School of Nursing. The school currently has around 1000 students and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. All the graduate programs are online and are ranked #16 US News and World Report Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Veterans 2016. Three times designee as a National League of Nursing Center for Excellence.
STATUS: Military Friendly®

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Military Student Support & Retention

Why attend Duquesne University School of Nursing

1. Student Support - University and School of Nursing - faculty mentors, academic advisors, free tutoring services, student nursing associations, continuing education, professional development, and networking. 2. Online classes permit military students to study anywhere and anytime. Allows flexibility with courses. 3. Student Support for online courses - The Writing Center, online library services, computing & technology services. 4. Military student support - academic advising, career counseling, personal counseling, and financial aid counseling, student military groups, and Military Program Director.


Top Degrees

plaeholder-teamNursing Practice / Registered Nurse

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Undergraduate Graduate
In State Out of State In State Out of State
Tuition $36,394 $36,394 $29,520 $29,520
Fees N/A N/A N/A N/A
Room $6,658 $6,658 $6,658 $6,658
Board $5,456 $5,456 $5,456 $5,456
Books $1,200 $1,200 $600 $600
Other Expenses $2,500 $2,500 $500 $500
Totals $52,208 $52,208 $42,734 $42,734
  • Approved for Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Signed the VA's Principles of Excellence for serving veterans and service members
  • Utilize the Federal Financial Aid Shopping Sheet
  • Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Funding
  • DOD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Tuition Assistance
  • VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Network
  • Waives the admission application fee for military students and veterans
  • ACT or SAT test scores required for admission
  • ACT or SAT test score requirements waived for military students and veterans
  • Awards college credit for passing scores on CLEP exam
  • Award college credit for military training and experience according to the ACE recommendation guidelines
  • Provide admissions events or special admissions information sessions customized for prospective students who are military service members
  • Customized student orientation program for military students
  • Mentoring/on-boarding programs for new military students or veterans
  • Compliant with Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("Choice Act")
  • Active duty or reserve military student returns without penalty after deployment
  • Offers accelerated courses (i.e., 6-8 weeks course completion time)
  • Explicit commitment to serving the military and veteran community
  • Commitment incorporated into the institution’s mission, vision and values
  • Formal policy in place regarding business conduct and compliance when admitting, educating, advising, and placing military and/or veteran students
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Academic advising
  • Study skills workshops
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Career planning services
  • Mental health counseling
  • Transition Assistance
  • Accommodations for military students with disabilities
  • Full-time veteran counselors or advisors on staff
  • Formal mentoring or advising program in which faculty or staff members who are current or former members of the military mentor students who are military service members or veterans
  • Veteran-to-veteran peer mentoring program
  • Online clubs or associations for military service members or veterans
  • Dedicated social space for gathering (e.g. a student lounge or veteran center) reserved specifically for military service members and veterans
  • Campus/social networking events planned specifically for veterans?
  • Specialized career guidance counseling or other programs to help military students identify careers to pursue
  • Industry-employer relationship programs available to active duty military students and veterans to assist with post-graduate employment outcomes