School of Nursing

Advance Within a Thriving Profession

At USAHS, we believe that you matter. As a nurse, your contribution to society is immeasurable. To ensure our nurses feel valued and confident, we’ve designed our graduate nursing programs specifically for working nurses, with one-on-one support every step of the way. Our expert faculty provide mentorship and our personalized clinical concierge helps identify and secure your clinical practica as part of our commitment to your success. We aim to fully prepare you for the future of healthcare.

In today’s evolving healthcare system, there is demand for nurses educated at the master’s and doctoral level. Learn with us and advance your nursing career.


Years in Graduate Health Sciences Education


Doctoral Prepared Faculty


Clinical Placements in 2022 Future clinical education placement experience will vary based on individual student specialty and academic needs, as well as site availability for assignments from term to term.


First-Time FNP Certification Pass Rate Based on 2022 USAHS MSN-FNP, DNP-FNP and PGC (FNP)graduates who took the ANCC or AANP certification exam. The 2022 AANP national first-time certification exam pass rate was 75%.

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Our nursing programs

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Earn your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at USAHS and prepare for an innovative leadership role in today’s global healthcare system. We offer two pathways into your MSN studies — RN-entry and BSN-entry. Available role specialties include Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner* (PMHNP), Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), Nurse Educator and Nurse Executive.**

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Earn your Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) at USAHS. Working nurses will gain advanced credentials and education in systems leadership, healthcare policy, interprofessional collaboration, evidence-based practice and more through our flexible DNP program. The DNP is offered as BSN-entry or MSN-entry.

Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates

Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates

Earn a Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate at USAHS to broaden your foundational knowledge and further your career opportunities in advanced nursing practice. The program is offered in four of our five role specialties: Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Nurse Educator and Nurse Executive.**

The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science in Nursing and Post-Graduate Nursing Certificate (NP role specialties) programs at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


Leader in Health Sciences Education

For more than 40 years, USAHS has delivered excellence in health sciences graduate education. Our nursing faculty are 100% doctorally prepared clinicians and educators who draw on their vast experience to develop our innovative curricula.

Dedicated Support From Day 1

As a student in one of our graduate nursing programs, you’ll benefit from one-on-one faculty support and mentorship, learning alongside like-minded students with a faculty focused on a personalized approach to learning and dedicated to your success.

Clinical Placement Assistance

Our nursing programs feature personalized clinical placement concierge support. We partner with you early in your journey to identify and secure your practica placement based on your specific goals.


Our nursing programs offer individualized study plans for those wishing to earn their degree faster, as well as a less intensive pathway to degree completion for students needing a slower pace. Our faculty and advisors can help you choose a study plan and select a start date that best fits your lifestyle.

Interprofessional Approach

Students from other USAHS programs learn together and gain experience by working in a team. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute your nursing perspective to solving patient problems in collaborative scenarios.

State-of-the-Art Learning

USAHS prides itself on being at the forefront of innovative and applied learning methods, such as case-based teaching and realistic, immersive virtual simulations. Our graduate nursing programs are taught primarily online, with one required on-campus intensive for some role specialties.

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