Duke specialty certification grads


To piggy back off my post about fellowships I wanted to ask about the Duke specialty certification programs to see if anyone here has completed one.

Duke offers 8 credit/200 clinical hour "specialty certifications" that can be taken as electives for NP students at Duke or non-degree classes for students of other NP programs and practicing NP's. Ortho, HIV, onc and cards are offered.

I just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with these, specifically the ortho, to see if they were worth it to pay $15,000 out of pocket for.

Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner Specialty | Duke School of Nursing

I found a 2yr ortho fellowship at UNC but am not sure I can commit to moving there for 2yrs. 1 probably but not sure about 2. I found this and wondered if it may be helpful education wise and to gain a leg up on an ortho position.

OBigdog26, MSN, RN, NP

Has 8 years experience. 248 Posts

I'm interested in this as well. I'm currently enrolled at duke and will be doing ortho in my last year of FNP school.

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