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Why USAHS for your Graduate Degree?

In the complex and rapidly evolving world of healthcare, expectations for the nursing profession have never been higher. Nurses play an increasingly critical role, taking on more responsibility and leadership positions than ever before.

*Qualified applicants who enroll for our Fall 2019 start are eligible for our $5,000 tuition reduction.

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 world-class faculty members enrich your on and offline learning experience with their wide range of professional, academic, clinical, and research experience.

We’re leaders.

We’re innovators.

Our hands-on tools and unique learning opportunities, including The Center for Innovative Clinical Practice, will prepare you for success.

We're specialized.

We are a graduate university that specializes solely in health sciences education.

Common Questions

Can I earn my degree online?

Is financial aid available?

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

When can I start?

We have three start dates each year, Spring, Summer, and Fall.

 You can complete your degree online, but have an opportunity to participate in an optional on-campus immersion so you can engage face-to-face with your faculty and fellow students.*

*For FNP Roles Specialization there are two required hands-on clinical intensives

Become a leader in nursing. Advance in your field.

power your future.

Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program.
Read more about Gainful Employment here. 

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 Science in Nursing (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 - Nursing Informatics 
  • 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. 

Oversee healthcare technology systems, communication workflows, and patient data to ensure healthcare quality and safety.

Nursing Informatics


The Tuition Reduction will cover $5,000 of the program tuition costs!

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) at 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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