Nursing Programs

Advance Within a Thriving Profession

Do you want to advance your credentials and open more doors in your nursing career? Our online nursing programs offer a supportive, flexible, and personalized grad school experience. You will work with your faculty and academic advisors to select a study plan that fits your busy life.

Programs Designed for Working Nurses

In today’s evolving healthcare industry, demand is high for nurses educated at the master’s and doctoral level. The National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, “National and Regional Projections of Supply and Demand for Primary Care Practitioners, 2013–2025,” November 2016. Graduate nursing degrees are a gateway to leadership roles—and in the School of Nursing at USAHS, we are building a community of future leaders.

Our nursing programs: an overview + the details

Our CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, as well as our Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates Of our Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates, the Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care certificates are CCNE accredited., will help you accelerate your career and influence healthcare outcomes, whether you work in a clinical, academic, or organizational leadership role. Designed for working nurses, our programs are delivered online with content developed by our faculty practitioners.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Advance within a thriving profession. Earn your MSN online at USAHS and expand your role in nursing. Choose a role specialty as a family nurse practitioner, psychiatric mental health NP, adult gerontology NP, nurse educator, or nurse executive. Acceleration options are available.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

In our online DNP program, working nurses gain advanced credentials and additional education in systems leadership, healthcare policy, evidence-based practice, and more. BSN-entry students may specialize as a family nurse practitioner or nurse executive.

Post-Graduate Nursing Certificates

Add a certificate to your MSN or DNP program to broaden your expertise and achieve your next career goal. We offer certificates in four of our five role specialties: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner–Primary Care, 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

USAHS has been dedicated solely to graduate education in health sciences for more than 40 years. As a student in one of our graduate nursing programs, you will join a community of like-minded faculty and nursing students focused on delivering excellent patient care and taking on advanced roles within their professions.

Interprofessional Collaboration

Our nursing graduate programs’ core courses and optional virtual immersions emphasize interprofessional education, enabling students from different healthcare professions to learn together and practice working in a team. You will contribute your nursing perspective to solving patient problems in collaborative scenarios.


Our nursing faculty is composed of expert clinicians and educators, all of whom have doctoral degrees. Faculty members of our nursing graduate programs currently treat patients, publish research, or serve on the boards of professional organizations. They draw from their diverse expertise in the nursing field to develop our curricula. Our small class sizes allow for a personal approach by faculty mentors.

Innovative Learning Model

We’ve long been 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.

Honor Society of Nursing

The USAHS School of Nursing is proud to host Alpha Alpha Alpha—our very own chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma).

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