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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 Summer start (May 2021) are eligible for special tuition reductions—see below for details.

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, www.wascsenior.org.

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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.

We’re flexible.

Why Our Nursing Programs Are Right for You

We’re interprofessional.

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

We're specialized.

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.

Common Questions

When can I start?

Is financial aid available?

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

Can I earn my degree online?

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

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

Become a leader in nursing. 

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 three role specialties:

Work with patients and families across their 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. Improve your organization’s systems and influence patient care.

Nurse Executive

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.

Choose from these role specialties:

BSN-entry DNP - Nurse Executive 

BSN-entry DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner

MSN-entry DNP

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


*To learn more about our programmatic accreditation click here. 


25% reduction for MSN and MSN-FNP

50% reduction for DNP and DNP-FNP

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.

College of Nursing Consumer Disclosures

power your future.

**On-campus clinical intensives are currently postponed due to COVID-19