Duke University Graduate Program Reviews

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(4.31 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 16 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, + 3 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 15,735 (6,609 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 8% part-time, 92% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $52,617
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019

I am currently enrolled in Duke's MSN Family Nurse Practitioner degree program with an expected graduation date of August 2019. I have completed one year of study and am so glad I chose to accept my admission off at this institution. All of my professors are personable and easily reachable by email or phone. I get a response from them within the day or the next day--this includes weekends or holiday breaks. I know that Duke will help find my clinical placements for me which is a huge relief since I have friends in other programs who have to secure their own clinical sites which is an added stress. The financial aid office always responds to my emails the same day, and I have not had trouble with my loan disbursements or having the school insurance and some other fees removed from my account for services that I do not use. My favorite class so far has been the physical assessment class which I feel has prepared me well to go into clinicals. This class not only prepares you to complete a head to toe detailed assessment, but how to write SOAP notes correctly and efficiently. I am not afraid to ask questions to my professors and classmates, and the online forums make you feel connected to the class and really let you immerse yourself in that week's knowledge.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I am currently enrolled in an online MSN program and I am so happy I made this choice. While it does require you to be responsible and organized, having the flexibility to complete my courses from anywhere is wonderful. Also, because it is online, my classes have students from all over the world, living and working in their own states or countries, which provides an enormous range of perspectives you just can't get in a brick and mortar type class. The faculty are very open and engaging and the technology support is also very responsive. I highly recommend this program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

The faculty and staff are world renowed! The program is vigourous and well-rounded.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Currently ranked #6 in the nation, the Duke University MSN-NP program is challenging and rewarding. The curriculum involves various aspects of technology and provides various learning styles and activities. Faculty are very supportive, readily available, and have a true desire to see students succeed. The only con to a Duke degree is the cost to obtain one! Graduate school tuition and fees are hefty but the value of education and the name of the university are well worth the financial sacrifice.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

The big pro for this program would be the situations that the students get put in. We are able to care for a large variety of patients and see some pretty complex cases that you may not be able to get otherwise. The con is the curriculum is new and as such it has many bugs that have yet to be worked out. The professors set up a theoretically good program, but it needs some refinement before it can live up to what its made out to be.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

I absolutely love Duke University. They are years ahead of many other colleges and universities. The professors show outstanding excellence and scholarship. They promote diversity, encourage student involvement, and welcome new ideas. The staff has been very kind, helpful, and organized. It was very easy to apply and get started with school.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014

Very accessible faculty. Lots of opportunities (research etc) feel well prepared to begin career. Con: cost
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Pursuing my master of science in nursing at Duke and getting a great education!
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016

Duke University's Master of Nursing Program afforded me a quality education from a world-renowned school, allowed me to complete both my Primary Care & Acute Care programs simultaneously, provided me with professors that pushed me and offered great support, and gave me a diverse class with different experiences. The program was also thankfully designed for those that still needed to work. The cons would be the program is extremely expensive and the safety outside of the campus was suboptimal. Otherwise, a fantastic school that I am proud to have graduated from! I was so happy with my experience there that I am now going back to obtain my Doctor of Nursing Practice at Duke!
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015

Duke University's Adult Nurse Practitioner Program was ranked 10th by U.S. News in 2011. This is an accurate ranking. The pros of this program include: the experienced and approachable instructors, the networking, and the name "Duke" on future resumes. This program is dedicated to it's student's success. Unlike other school which try to weed out the weaker student, Duke's program does everything in it's power to support the students. The cons: recent crime on campus, online courses which are a waste of time, and difficulties with financial aid services. Overall, this program lives up to the level of 10th in the U.S.
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