BME/BSN Dual Degree
Duquesne University is pleased to announce the FIRST dual undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and nursing in the U.S. Biomedical Engineers are charged with advancing healthcare treatment for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. A health care background with requisite clinical experience will greatly enhance a biomedical engineer's ability to solve clinical problems. The dual BME/BSN degree is cost effective as it provides additional clinical knowledge and skills via a holistic nursing approach in a 5-year format. The biomedical engineer/nursing majors will gain a deep clinical perspective and will learn to develop technologies and solve real clinical problems as a result of this novel and forward-thinking dual degree program. Nurses are in the best position to assess the functional health status and technology needs of patients given their close interactions with patients. It is our hope that the biomedical engineer/nursing major will not only develop technologies to assist patients and create efficiencies for nurses in the hospital, outpatient, and home care arenas, but will also develop life-saving technologies for third-world countries in a cost-effective manner.
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