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Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs

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. 

Qualified applicants who enroll for our Fall 2021 start date are eligible for special tuition reductions—see below for details.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate (FNP Specialization) 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.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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

Lead a team of nurses as a manager, director, supervisor, or chief nursing officer. Improve your organization’s systems and influence patient care.

Nurse Executive

Family Nurse Practitioner

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

Nurse Educator

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

College of Nursing Consumer Disclosures

50% reduction for DNP and DNP-FNP

25% reduction for MSN and MSN-FNP

Apply for our Fall start date to qualify for a special tuition reduction*

Which program is right for you?

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Elevate Your Nursing Career.

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If you have your MSN, you can now focus on developing the leadership experience you need to advance your career.

MSN-entry DNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Our clinically focused DNP program gives you the advanced education and practical grounding you need to become a nurse leader and healthcare innovator. USAHS offers two paths to pursue your DNP:

BSN-entry DNP

If you’re a registered nurse with a BSN degree and you wish to deepen your clinical, leadership, and advocacy skills, consider earning your DNP to help open more doors for your future.

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Why Our Nursing Programs Are Right for You


Our graduate nursing programs offer accelerated and self-paced study options—so you can earn your degree at a pace that fits your life. Your faculty and academic advisors will work with you to chart your best curricular path.

In our core courses and optional on-campus immersions, you will work with your peers in other healthcare disciplines to solve scenario-based problems.


USAHS is a graduate university solely dedicated to graduate health sciences education. In addition to holding doctoral degrees, our School of Nursing faculty members are working professionals in the field.

We’re specialized.

Can I earn my degree online?

You can complete your degree entirely online. The FNP specialization has two required hands-on clinical intensives.

Common Questions

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

Is financial aid available?

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

When can I start?

*To learn more about our programmatic accreditation click here.

The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) is a graduate institution that offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, graduate nursing, education, health administration, and health sciences, as well as continuing education programs. 

Founded in 1979, USAHS has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; Miami, Florida; Austin, Texas; and Dallas, Texas. USAHS is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001,

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*This offer is only valid for eligible new students who enroll  and start classes in the Fall 2021  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.