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Why Earn Your Graduate Degree at USAHS?

In today’s evolving healthcare industry, graduate nursing degrees are a gateway to leadership roles. Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs can help you accelerate your career and influence healthcare outcomes, whether you work in a clinical, organizational, or academic role.

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 sciences, as well as continuing education programs. 

Founded in 1979, USAHS has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Austin, Texas; Dallas, Texas; and Miami, Florida. USAHS is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 

About the University

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Our nursing degrees offer accelerated plans of study, as well as slower-paced options—so you can learn at a pace that fits your life. Your faculty and academic advisors will help you chart the best path for you.

We’re flexible.

We’re interprofessional.

In our core courses and optional on-campus immersions, you will practice working in interprofessional healthcare teams. You can also join an international immersion with your peers from other programs and expand your perspective on global healthcare.

We're specialized.

USAHS is a graduate university that is solely dedicated to health sciences education. 100% of the faculty in our CCNE-accredited programs have doctoral degrees.

Common Questions

Can I earn my degree online?

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid, scholarships, and tuition reduction opportunities are available. Ask an enrollment advisor for details after completing the above form.

When can I start?

We offer six start dates each year, including midterm starts.

You can complete your degree entirely online—or take advantage of our optional immersions and engage face-to-face with your faculty mentors and peers from around the country.*

*The FNP specialization has two required hands-on clinical intensives.

Experience the benefits of earning an advanced degree

Master of Science in Nursing

Expand your clinical expertise and career opportunities with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).  At USAHS, you have the choice of four nurse specializations:

Work with patients and families across the lifespan to promote preventative care, diagnose medical conditions, and treat acute and chronic illnesses.

Teach nursing students, practicing nurses and other healthcare providers in both academic and real-world settings.

Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Educator

Lead a team of nurses as a manager, director, supervisor, or chief nursing officer.

Nurse Executive

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Our clinical-focused DNP program provides you the education and clinical grounding to become a nurse administrator, nurse educator, nurse practitioner, and healthcare innovator. USAHS offers two paths to pursue your DNP:


If you’re a registered nurse with a BSN degree and wish to accelerate your clinical skills and enhance your career options, you can earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree.

You can choose from these specialties:

  • BSN to DNP - Nurse Executive 
  • BSN to DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner


If you have your MSN, you can now focus on developing the clinical expertise you need to advance your career horizons.


*To learn more about our programmatic accreditation click here. 


25% Reduction for MSN / MSN FNP

College of Nursing Consumer Disclosures

*This offer is only valid for eligible new students who enroll  and start classes in the Summer 2020 term.  This offer is not a guarantee that all candidates eligible for the offer will be granted acceptance or admission into USAHS. All prospective students will be subject to the same standard admission and registration process when applying to USAHS. The tuition reduction is applicable to tuition only and does not apply toward books, materials, and other supplies or fees. The tuition reduction cannot be used in combination with any other tuition benefit other than the tuition award specified.

power your future.

50% Reduction for DNP / DNP FNP

Qualified applicants who enroll for our Summer start (May 11, 2020) are eligible for special tuition reductions—see below for details. 

Qualified applicants who enroll for our Spring start (May 2020) are eligible for special tuition reductions—see below for details. As a USAHS partner, you may be eligible for a 15% discount on all of our post-professional programs. This reduction may not be combined, and is not “stackable,” with other discounts, but any general promotional reductions greater than the partner discount will be available to all NAON Members.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.