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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


Take the Next Steps to Advance Your Nursing Career

Today’s rapidly evolving health care industry provides nursing professionals, who have the right education and expertise, with advanced career opportunities and expanded employment options. Enroll at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) to take the next steps in your education and advance your nursing career.

 Students can complete the MSN program entirely online, giving you the flexibility to study at times that fit your busy schedule.  As a USAHS student, you’ll also have the option of participating in compressed on-campus courses and related extracurricular activities, such as journal clubs, discussion groups, and guest lectures.  In most circumstances, you’ll enjoy the convenience of completing your practicum requirements in your home community, working with your faculty mentor and preceptor.

 The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is currently accepting applications for enrollment to the Master of Science in Nursing program from the following states: AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, ND, NV, NE, NH, NJ, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TX, VA, WY.

The University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) demonstrating that USA meets rigorous standards and is committed to student learning and success, high standards of quality, and contributing to the public good. Additionally, the Master of Science in Nursing at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K St., NW, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Why University of St. Augustine for Your MSN?

Earning an advanced degree from USAHS, a WSCUC-accredited, educational leader in the health sciences, gives practicing nurses the credentials to strengthen and advance their careers, while taking a leadership role in advancing the future of the nursing profession.

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences has a strong reputation for excellence in education and teaching clinical skills focused on health sciences. Its focus on graduate studies in health sciences allows for an intimate, personalized approach that encourages success in students and alumni.  Our students and graduates have been recognized by our clinical partners for their high level of professionalism and excellence in health care situations.

Our students value the personal attention they receive from their faculty and mentors throughout their educational journey. As an MSN student, you will have a dedicated faculty mentor from your first day of class through graduation, who will work closely with you throughout the program and provide you with exclusive one-on-one interactions with leaders in the field.

“My education and experience at the University of St. Augustine is equipping me with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become an expert clinician.”

– Trent Salo
University of St. Augustine Student

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The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, education and health science, as well as continuing education programs. Founded in 1979, USAHS has locations in San Marcos, CaliforniaSt. Augustine, Florida; Austin, Texas; and Miami, Florida. USAHS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). USAHS is one of more than 70 institutions in 25 countries that comprise the Laureate International Universities network. For more information about USAHS visit

MSN Program Overview

  • The 36-credit program can be completed in two (2) years attending part-time. Students take 26 credits of core coursework and select a specialization for the remaining 12 credit hours.
  • Take the program fully online or as a blended program that incorporates online and on-campus coursework with extracurricular experiences such as journal clubs, discussion groups, and guest speakers.
  • Collaborate in an interprofessional learning environment with students from other health professions.
  • Many students can complete practicum hours in their own community by working with a faculty mentor and preceptor.
  • Learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields, many of whom are currently practicing, presenting original research at major conferences, and publishing articles in respected journals.
  • Benefit from the knowledge and experience of your peers - nurses from across the country participating together in our online classroom.

Students enrolling in the University of St. Augustine’s Master of Science in Nursing program are eligible for an MSN Tuition Reduction of 75%! Qualified students who are accepted and enroll for the May 10, 2018 (Summer) start date are eligible for this award.

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