Master of Science in Nursing
Nurses who have the right education and expertise have access to advanced career opportunities and expanded employment options. Earn your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at USAHS and prepare for an innovative leadership role in today’s evolving and global healthcare system. You may choose to specialize as a nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse informaticist, or nurse executive.
In our accelerated MSN pathway, you can stack up to three courses each term—and finish your degree in a faster timeframe. You can also take self-paced courses that award credit according to your mastery of skills and learning—not your time spent in the course.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at the 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.
Participate in an optional international immersion and expand your perspective on global healthcare.
- We offer four role specialties within the MSN curriculum: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, Nurse Executive, and Nurse Informaticist.
- Earn your degree entirely online or meet and collaborate in teams with your interprofessional peers in our optional campus-based immersions. The FNP role specialty includes two required on-campus clinical intensives.
- Participate in an optional international immersion and expand your perspective on global healthcare.
- Complete practicum hours in your local community (depending on availability) by working with a local preceptor who meets accreditation and state licensure requirements.
- Learn from faculty who are leaders in their fields, many of whom are currently practicing, presenting original research at major conferences, and publishing articles in respected journals and books.
- Benefit from the knowledge and experience of your classmates—peers from across the country.
Flexibility and innovation are hallmarks of the USAHS experience. You can complete your MSN degree fully online or participate in optional campus-based immersions. We offer accelerated plans of study so you can earn your degree faster, as well as less intensive options. Your faculty and academic advisors can help you choose a study plan that fits your busy life. Choose from six start dates each year.
The National League for Nursing believes that interprofessional education is critical because team-based care is proven to strengthen health systems and improves health outcomes. Our core courses and campus 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 and benefit from the input of physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, healthcare administrators, healthcare educators, and more. Our students are team-ready when they graduate.
Several core courses offer on-campus immersions, a chance to enjoy face-to-face connections with your professors and fellow students. The weekend features interprofessional collaborations, oral presentations, and professional networking opportunities. Students in the FNP track must complete two mandatory on-campus clinical intensives in our state-of-the-art Centers for Innovative Clinical Practice.
Our Health Sciences Focus and Personal Approach
Founded in 1979, USAHS is a longtime leader in graduate health sciences education, our sole focus. This emphasis, along with our small class sizes, allows for a personal approach by faculty mentors. As an MSN student, you will have dedicated faculty and academic advisors and 24/7 tech support throughout your educational journey.
Access to the USAHS Network of Professionals
USAHS is a dynamic community of health science professionals from several disciplines. You will make valuable connections with your peers as well as our alumni and faculty, leading to collaboration, support, and access to career opportunities.
Students are required to complete practica at an approved facility.
FNP students participate in two required on-campus intensives in our CICPs.
NLN Board of Governors (2015). “Interprofessional Collaboration in Education and Practice.” Citing Thibault, G. (2013). “Reforming health professions education will require culture change and closer ties between classroom and practice.” Health Affairs, 32(11), 1928–1932.