College of Nursing
At the College of Nursing at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), we are building a community of future leaders.
In the evolving healthcare industry, there is a growing need for nurse leaders to fulfill a number of important roles. USAHS offers several practice-based and career-focused graduate nursing programs to help you advance in your field – as a nurse educator, nurse executive, nurse informaticist, or nurse practitioner.
As a USAHS nursing student, you can advance your education and develop the necessary expertise to succeed in the following potential career fields:
- Primary Patient Care
Choose your path at USAHS’ College of Nursing.
Flexibility, innovation and quality education are the foundations of the MSN program at USAHS. As a MSN student, you will collaborate with faculty and students from diverse backgrounds and benefit from interprofessional education opportunities.
Complete your degree entirely online  or participate in an optional on-campus workshop, and partner with a preceptor of your choice to complete your practica in your own community. The MSN program is ideal for mid-career professionals who are looking to progress in their field.
Continue to advance your education through the DNP program at USAHS with a pathway that is right for you: BSN to DNP or MSN to DNP. You’ll benefit from an engaging online classroom, learning from faculty who are leaders in their fields, and access to a wealth of resources.
Complete an optional residency to participate in peer discussions and accelerated coursework, and expand your global healthcare perspective. The DNP program is geared toward working professionals who are interested in furthering their education.
Whether you pursue a MSN or DNP, become an expert in an area of specialization.
- Prepare yourself for an advanced practice role
- Work with patients and families across the lifespan
- Promote preventative care, diagnose medical conditions and treat acute and chronic illnesses
- Pursue certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Association of Nurse
- Practitioners (AANP)
Lead a team of nurses in a variety of healthcare settings
Serve as a manager, director, supervisor, or chief nursing officer
Oversee healthcare human resource management, finance and economic operations
Pursue certification in Nurse Executive-Advanced by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Oversee healthcare technology systems, communication workflows, and the use of patient data for healthcare quality and safety
Serve as information manager, system designer, planner and evaluator and project manager
Pursue certification in Nursing Informatics by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
Nurse Educator (MSN students only)
Teach nursing students, practicing nurses and other healthcare providers and clients
Develop curriculum, perform instructional design, teach and evaluate learning
Pursue certification as a Certified Nurse Educator by the National League for Nursing (NLN) or Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The College of Nursing is led by nationally renowned nurse leader, educator and author Dr. Robin Dennison, DNP, APRN, CCNS, CNE, NEA-BC.
At USAHS, we are a graduate university that specializes in health sciences. We are committed to the development of professional healthcare practitioners through innovative, individualized, and quality education. Each of our academic programs focuses on foundational sciences and concepts, sound decision-making, and strong technical skill development. Read more about our mission.
Let us help you take the next step toward your future.