Duke University's Master of Science in Nursing is Grad School Hub's No. 1 online master's program in nursing. The program offers eight majors for advanced practice registered nurses, such as Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. It also offers three non-clinical majors: Health Informatics, Nursing Education, and Nursing and Health Care Leadership. While all major programs are offered via distance learning, all include required on-campus activities. Students are required to visit campus at least once per semester for two- to five-day intensives. Each program includes 11 clinical core credit hours and final clinical residency experience. The programs range from 42 to 49 required credit hours of study. Students may choose to add a specialty, such as Cardiology, HIV, or Orthopedics.
Duke was founded in 1838 by Methodists and Quakers. Today, it is a nonsectarian private research university. It is spread out over three sub-campuses in Durham, North Carolina, and a marine lab in Beaufort, North Carolina. It marks one corner of the region's Research Triangle, along with North Carolina State and UNC-Chapel Hill. U.S. News & World Report ranks Duke at No. 16 in Most Innovative Schools, No. 13 in Best Value Schools, and No. 8 in National Universities. The university also ranks sixth in Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.