Briona Daugherty’s (MS-SLP ’22) speech-language pathology (SLP) path began on board a cruise ship. Daugherty graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in theatrical performance. She studied opera and musical theater, originally wanting to be a touring singer for Broadway-style shows. After spending time as a professional singer in Las Vegas and New York City, she began a career performing on cruise ships, including five years in China, Japan, Korea and Thailand. The longer she worked on cruise ships, the more she aided other vocalists in adjusting to life onboard. This included helping entertainment employees maintain their voices for more than two hours a night in a 2,000-seat theater. After witnessing Read more
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), with Family Nurse Practitioner specialization (FNP) program at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) was selected as a top pick by GraduateNursingEDU.org for its annual list of best programs, the website announced.
“GraduateNursingEDU.org did an exhaustive review of every fully accredited MSN-FNP program in the country, looking for schools that offer an exceptional student experience. When we came across the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences’ School of Nursing, we knew we had a program we could feel good about recommending,” said the site’s senior editor, Tony Smith.
“With world-class faculty, flexible scheduling options and opportunities to study abroad in Italy, University of St. Augustine easily earned its place on our list of Top Picks for the Best MSN-FNP Programs for 2019-20,” Smith added.
“We are very pleased by this recognition for our MSN-FNP program,” said School of Nursing Director Dr. Robin Dennison. “USAHS has a strong reputation for excellence in education. Our focus on graduate studies in health sciences allows for an intimate, personalized approach that encourages student success.”
Senior FNP program coordinator Dr. Melanie Logue added “The in-person immersions on campus provide students who are studying online a real-world learning experience and create practice-ready, competent clinicians. We are very proud of the FNP program and our students.”
“Our program is an outstanding choice for mid-career professionals looking to take their next big step. Flexibility is key to what we offer at USAHS. Another aspect of flexibility is your ability to select your preceptor and the facility for your practica, so you can do the practica in your own community if a qualified preceptor is available,” Dr. Dennison said.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.