M.Sc. On Campus

Nursing and Healthcare Leadership

24 months
60220 USD/year
60220 USD/year
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The Nursing and Healthcare Leadership major at Duke University offers you a strong foundation in complex systems, organizational theory, financial management, and leadership practice. 


About the Program

The program in  Nursing and Healthcare Leadership major at Duke University is completely online, allowing you to complete the program while continuing to work. Traditional health care administration content and new ways of thinking about organizations, management, and leadership prepares you for the challenges of today’s and the future’s health care environment. The final course in this major (Nursing 711, Synthesis of Specialty Practice) is an intensive experience in a health care organization (minimum of 168 practicum hours) in which you work with an experienced manager/administrator/executive preceptor on a collaborative project.

Contemporary curriculum prepares you for positions from traditional management/administrative careers to emerging leadership roles in quality, safety, Magnet coordination, provider practice management. Graduates have careers is a wide range of organizations: inpatient, ambulatory, integrated systems and community-based.

Programme Structure


  • Nurse as Scholar: Evidence-based Practice 
  • Population Health in a Global Society 
  • Professional Transitions: Advanced Nursing Practice 
  • Advanced Pathology/Physiology Across the Lifespan: A Conceptual Approach
  • Physical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning in Advanced
  • Practice Nursing
  • Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care Adolescents and
  • Adult Patients 
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Primary Care Adolescents
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Care in Older Adult Patients 
  • Advanced Practice Nursing in Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology
  • Patients Synthesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Completed applications are due as soon as possible.
  • Fall priority deadline- December 1st.


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
  • English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results 
  • Interview and/or a video introduction
  • Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University

Work experience

Nursing experience (one year recommended for most programs; additional experience required for some programs).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    60220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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