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About the School and Pittsburgh

Compassion is at the heart of the School of Nursing's mission, and it's been a critical part of our nursing curriculum for more than 80 years. It still exists today in the objectives, strategies and tactics detailed within our 2018-2023 Five-year Strategic Plan.

Duquesne University is located in Pittsburgh, PA, which is one of America's most livable cities. Pittsburgh is also home to some of the top hospitals in the region and country, making it an advantageous place for nursing students to gain clinical experience.

Duquesne nurses are successful, innovative leaders who bring excellence in care, research and ethics to an ever-changing profession. 

State-of-the-Art Learning, State-of-the-Heart Caring

Our top-ranked programs combine rigorous academic work with hands-on training and a strong emphasis on ethical values. Our faculty are leading the charge for social justice and equity in health care, and our students take the skills they're learning into underserved communities to provide care and other resources.

A Holistic Approach

As one of 14 nursing schools in the United States endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC), we put holistic care at the center of our curriculum. Our students learn to consider the physical, mental, cultural, emotional and spiritual aspects of a patient's needs and treatment.