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Why Earn Your Graduate Degree at USAHS?

In the rapidly evolving world of healthcare, nurses are taking on leadership roles in more areas than ever before. Demand is high for nurses who are educated at the masters and doctoral level. 

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 nursing degrees offer accelerated plans of study, as well as slower-paced options—so you can learn at a pace that fits your life. Your faculty and academic advisors will help you chart the best path for you.

We’re flexible.

We’re interprofessional.

In our core courses and optional on-campus immersions, you will practice working in interprofessional healthcare teams. You can also join an international immersion with your peers from other programs and expand your perspective on global healthcare.

We're specialized.

USAHS is a graduate university that is solely dedicated to health sciences education. 100% of the faculty in our CCNE-accredited programs have doctoral degrees.

Common Questions

Can I earn my degree online?

Is financial aid available?

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

When can I start?

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

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.

Become a leader in nursing. 
Take your career to the next level.

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:

BSN to 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

MSN to DNP

If you have your MSN, you can now focus on developing the clinical expertise you need to advance your career horizons.

MSN to DNP

*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

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

25% Reduction for MSN / MSN FNP

50% Reduction for DNP / DNP FNP

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. 

College of Nursing Consumer Disclosures

*This offer is only valid for eligible new students who enroll  and start classes in the Spring 2020 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.

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