Duquesne University School of Nursing

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The School of Nursing at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is one of ten degree-granting bodies which make up the university. The program currently has 565 undergraduate and 282 graduate students.

History of the program[edit]

The School of Nursing was founded in 1935 as a unit in the former College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. By 1937, the School of Nursing had become an independent college, with accreditation by the State Board of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Initially, the college offered B.S. degrees in Nursing and Nursing Education. It continued to do so until September 1964, when a single revised professional nursing program was developed for both basic and registered nurse students. In the Fall of 1982, a new baccalaureate program was added, tailored to the needs of registered nurses. In 1986, the Graduate Nursing Program was inaugurated to offer a Master of Science degree in Nursing. In 1994, the school began to offer a Ph.D. program and in 2008 began to offer a DNP in the discipline. In 1997, the Duquesne School of Nursing was the first university in the nation to offer an online Ph.D. in nursing.[1] To date, more than 5000 students have graduated from the school.


The former dean of the school is Dr. Eileen Zungolo, Ed.D., R.N., FAAN 2002-2012.

The current dean of the school is Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, ACNS-BC.


  • NLN Center of Excellence (2008-2011 and 2011-2015)
  • #6 Graduate program ranking by U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs 2013
  • #3 ranking by U. S. News & World Report for graduate online nursing programs for veterans in 2014
  • Ranked #19 in the U. S. as a Social Media Friendly School of Nursing
  • Developed 1st Dual undergraduate Biomedical Engineering and Nursing Program in the U. S.
  • 2014 Military friendly school by Victory Media
  • The PhD Program celebrated its 20th Anniversary (1994-2014)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner 2013 Certification Pass Rate 100%


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Coordinates: 40°26′18″N 79°59′35″W / 40.43820°N 79.99317°W / 40.43820; -79.99317