University of San Diego

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

Nursing Programs

The University of San Diego Master of Science emphasizes advanced focus in nursing in theory, practice and research.

The faculty of the USD nursing program work to maintain strong research program allowing the school to be awarded the largest research grant in the history of the University. The Nursing Clinical Simulation Laboratory is the only one of its kind in the state of California allowing students to experience expert clinical practice utilizing cutting edge technology.

The program offers seven areas of emphasis Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dual Adult-Gerontology Nurse, Executive Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Leader, Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner/ Family Nurse Practitioner, Dual Pediatric and Family/Lifespan, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Health Care Informatics.

Three MSN options are also offered in Mind-Body-Spirit Health Care option, the Latino Health Care Option and Nursing Education.

The post BSN DNP program is also offered for Registered Nurses who are interested in preparing for primary care. The program is a 3 year full time program with part time study options available.

The curriculum ranges from 78 semester credits to 91 semester credits depending upon the concentration of study and prior courses taken.

Students who complete the program will be eligible to apply for national board certification. 
The School of Nursing and Health Science accepts students to the Master of Science in Nursing Program for enrollment in the both the spring and fall semesters. 

 

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 94.75%
Average number of students tested annually: 46
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at University of San Diego as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 43 95.35 71.45
2011 54 88.89 88.22
2010 41 100 87.53
2009 26 92.31 88.47
2008 15 93.33 87.58
2007 39 94.87 85.88
What is this?

The University of San Diego Master of Science in Nursing, program is intended for students who possess a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The curriculum for the MSN program focuses on theory, practice and research.

The MSN program offers a range of options including Health Care Informatics, Executive Nurse Leader, Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, Dual Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner, Dual Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner, Family/Lifespan Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Dual Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner.

The program requires core courses for all specialties designed to prepare students in their area. The program consists of 78-91 semester credits adding up to three years of full time study with part time study options available as necessary. The program is a campus based program with classes offered one or two days a week. Clinical experiences are tailored to the specific needs of the various options.

Students who successfully graduate from the program will be eligible for national board certification.

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited college and university
  2. Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  3. Successful completion of basic statistics per-requisite course
  4. Applicants with professional experience will be preferred 

 

Program accreditations: CCNE

Masters programs offered at this school:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

RN to MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?

Program accreditations: CCNE

Doctoral programs offered at this school:

DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

BSN to DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

PhD

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

BSN to PhD

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?
State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate : -
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission
03/31/1956 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
11/02/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
03/03/2000 - 02/01/2014
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
03/03/2000 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Level4 year
OwnershipPrivate
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate87%

Admissions

51%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading540 to 650
SAT: Math560 to 660
SAT: Writing540 to 650
ACT Composite26 to 30
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost

$38,596

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$23,449
30k to 48k$24,637
48k to 75k$28,248
75k to 110k$32,528
Over 110k$42,821
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Financial Aid & Loan

69%

Recipients

$24,030

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

16%

Recipients

$4,325

Average Amount

Pell grants

39%

Recipients

$7,012

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

5,711

Undergrads

2,797

Graduates

4,746

Women

3,762

Men

82%

Full-time

18%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
51%
Hispanic
19%
Non-resident alien
9%
Asian
8%
Two or more races
5%
Black/African American
4%
Race/ethnicity unknown
4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

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University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 260-4600