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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 Spring start (January 2020) 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, 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; 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).

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Our graduate nursing program 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. You will also have the opportunity to join a week-long international immersion and expand your perspective on global healthcare.

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—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.

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 four role specialties:

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. Improve your organization’s systems and influence patient care.

Nurse Executive

Doctor of Science in Nursing (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 to 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 open more doors for your future.

Choose from these role specialties:

BSN to DNP - Nurse Executive 

BSN to DNP - Nursing Informatics 

BSN to DNP - Family Nurse Practitioner

MSN to DNP

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

MSN to DNP

*To learn more about our programmatic accreditation click here. 

Oversee healthcare technology systems, including recordkeeping and communication workflows, to ensure quality, safety, and data security.

Nursing Informatics

APPLY FOR OUR SPRING START DATE TO QUALIFY FOR A SPECIAL TUITION REDUCTION

25% reduction for MSN and MSN-FNP

50% reduction for DNP and DNP-FNP

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.

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