Duke University

Second Degree Accelerated BSN


Basic Information: Duke University is located in Durham, North Carolina.  This program is for students who have already earned a bachelor's degree in another field and have finished the basic requirements for their BSN. 

Must Dos: Students must apply to Duke University and to the College of Nursing.

Program Length: The program lasts 16 months.

Nursing Prerequisites: Courses include Anatomy & Physiology I/II, Microbiology, Statistics, Psychology, Sociology, English Composition. It is recommended that Nutrition and Human, Growth & Development be completed, but it is not required. Courses must be completed with a grade of at least a C. Exceptions to this include Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology which must be completed with a grade of at least a B-.

Prior Classwork Information: Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Application Information: There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.  The application deadlines are December 1st for fall admission and June 1st for spring admission.  The application information for Duke University can be found here

Admission Tests: The GRE is required for all students who have less than a 3.4 cumulative GPA from their prior degree.  If you have above a 3.4 GPA, you do not need to take the GRE.  The GRE test code is R5156.

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid information can be found here.  Scholarship information can be found here