Established in 1838, Duke University is a private university in Durham, North Carolina. The campus was originally located in Trinity and moved to Durham in 1892. The university has a sprawling campus spread over 8,600 acres on three connected campuses. The main campus includes the 210-foot Duke Chapel, which is in the center of campus. Duke University is regularly recognized as a top university in national rankings. In 2017, Duke ranked 8th in the nation in the US News & World Report ranking of best colleges. It is also on the list of the top ten universities to produce Forbes 400 billionaires.
Duke University offers undergraduate and graduate-level nursing programs that are accredited by the CCNE. The undergraduate programs include traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, and RN to BSN programs. The graduate programs include MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, BSN to DNP, Ph.D., and BSN to Ph.D. programs. The accelerated BSN program lasts for 16 months and is designed for students with an undergraduate degree and the prerequisite courses. The accelerated and traditional BSN programs include close to 800 hours of clinical experiences at multiple facilities connected to the Duke University Health System and other healthcare facilities in the region.
|Campus LocaleLarge City|
|Number of Students16,130|
|Student to Faculty Ratio7:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation |
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||5||48|
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges|
01/01/1895 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
10/01/1987 - 12/31/2003
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
10/21/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
10/03/2003 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels|
10/07/2000 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1380 to 1540|
|ACT||31 to 35|
|Secondary school GPA Recommended|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$1,616/credit|
|In State Students||$1,616/credit|
|Out of State Students||$1,616/credit|
|In District Students||$2,990/credit|
|In State Students||$2,990/credit|
|Out of State Students||$2,990/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of Duke University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||5%||$3,932|
|State Grant & Scholarships||3%||$4,748|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||48%||$46,911|
|Federal Student Loans||37%||$4,325|
$22,011Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000($1,070)|
|$30,001 to $48,000$827|
|$48,001 to $75,000$7,805|
|$75,001 to $110,000$21,879|
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Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
- North Carolina Masters Nurse Scholars Program, Graduate Program
- North Carolina Nurse Education Scholarship-Loan Program
- Virginia Elizabeth and Alma Vane Taylor Nursing Scholarship
- Ann Mabe Newman and William G. Newman Nursing Scholarship
- Carol Ann Beerstecher Nursing Scholarship
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.