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One-On-One Support

Built-In Flexibility

Choose from six start dates (including midterm starts). Work with your advisor to create a plan for decelerated or accelerated study.

Innovative Learning

Our online courses will help you master new skills through immersive virtual simulations.

You’ll have a single point of contact for support in planning your practicum.

Popular role specialties

Our role specialties include Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Nurse Educator, and Nurse Executive. Availability depends on your program of choice.


Take your career to the next level with a graduate nursing degree from USAHS.

Flexible nursing programs designed for working nurses like you.

Realize your vision of becoming a family nurse practitioner, nurse educator, or nurse executive.

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

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Our Programs Stand Apart.

USAHS' School of Nursing offers master’s and doctoral programs for working nurses. Our online programs feature original content developed by our expert faculty-practitioners, plus hands-on components.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Prepare to lead the future of your specialty. Our MSN program offers self-paced options and a fully accelerated2 pathway. Choose from three popular role specialties.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

  • Acceleration options available
  • Online coursework + two required on-campus clinical intensives
  • 8 trimesters3 (2.7 years)
  • 50 credit hours + 585 practicum contact hours

Nurse Educator or Nurse Executive (MSN)

  • Acceleration options available
  • Online coursework + optional on-campus immersions
  • 6 trimesters3 (2 years)
  • 36 credit hours + 225 practicum contact hours
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Take advantage of our 25% tuition reduction1 by joining our Spring 2022 cohort.


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Gain more power to influence patient outcomes through clinical, advocacy, and administrative leadership roles. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice program prepares you for advanced nursing practice and is among the highest-level nursing programs available.

BSN-entry DNP

  • Online coursework + two required on-campus clinical intensives
  • 12 trimesters3 (4 years)
  • 71 credit hours + 1,035 practicum contact hours

MSN-entry DNP

  • Online coursework + optional on-campus immersions
  • 7 trimesters3 (2.3 years)
  • 42–52 credit hours + 540–1,000 practicum contact hours

Family Nurse Practitioner role specialty

Nurse Executive role specialty 

  • Online coursework + optional on-campus immersions
  • 10 trimesters3 (3.3 years)
  • 64 credit hours + 1,000 practicum contact hours

Post-specialty curriculum

Choose your DNP path.

USAHS offers two doctoral nursing paths: BSN-entry or MSN-entry.


Take advantage of our 25% tuition reduction1 by joining our Spring 2022 cohort.

Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates 

Our Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate program provides individualized pathways for nurses to grow their careers. These packaged courses expand on the skills and knowledge you already have, preparing you to take on more responsibility or change your career trajectory. This program is designed for students who have completed at least an MSN and who wish to add a second specialty.

Family Nurse Practitioner Role Specialty

  • Online coursework + two required on-campus clinical intensives
  • 31 credit hours + 585 practicum contact hours
  • 5 trimesters3 (1.7 years)

Nurse Educator and Nurse Executive Role Specialties

  • Online coursework + optional on-campus immersions
  • 12 credit hours
  • 2 trimesters3 (.7 years)

Expand on your foundational knowledge.

Which certificate will best expand your options?


To become a nurse executive was a reason I went back to school. Earning my DNP at USAHS made me a strong candidate for my new position as hospital director.

Elizabeth M., DNP ’21, BSN, RN

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

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1 Over the life of the program. 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.

2 While USAHS does not offer Title IV for any term in which an accelerated learning course is taken without a full-term “anchor” course, other financing alternatives may be available. Please refer to the Financial Aid webpage for additional information.

3 Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress, credits transferred, and other factors.

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Flexible nursing programs designed for working nurses like you.

Take your career to the next level with a graduate nursing degree from USAHS.



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