Accreditation & Licensure
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences currently is accepting applications for enrollment in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Nurse Educator, Nurse Executive, and Nursing Informatics programs for residents in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming. The map below identifies the states from which the University is now accepting applications for the MSN program. (indicated in blue)
Higher Education State Approvals
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences holds licensure/authorization to operate a physical campus in three states — California, Florida and Texas. Please refer to the Licensure page for more detailed information. The University has additional state approvals and exemptions to provide distance education. Please review the Accreditation page for more detailed information.
State Board of Nursing Status
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences’ Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed to build on the skills of BSN-prepared licensed nurses by focusing on interprofessional approaches to patient care through specializations in leadership, education, and health informatics. Because this is a post-licensure program, it does not prepare graduates for initial or advanced licensure programs. It is the prospective student’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to nursing practice in the state in which he or she intends to practice as requirements vary widely. USAHS makes no representations or guarantee that completion of coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure, authorization, endorsement, or other state credential. For more information about the requirements to practice, students should contact the appropriate Board of Nursing or state agency.
The University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) demonstrating that USA meets rigorous standards and is committed to student learning and success, high standards of quality, and contributing to the public good. Additionally, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. USAHS plans to submit its self-study to CCNE in July 2017 and a required site visit is scheduled for October 2017. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
For more information visit our Accreditation page.