University of San Diego
San Diego, CA 92110
University of San Diego is a privately run, not for profit institution, located in San Diego, California. It offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
The total number of students who applied in FALL 2016 was 14413 and 7406 students were accepted.
University of San Diego in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $45,540 and fees $600. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $45,540 and $600 respectively.
|Campus LocaleCity: Large|
|Student to Faculty Ratio-|
|Religious Affiliation |
|Business ModelNot for Profit|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Available Nursing Programs
Accelerated MSN (2012 NCLEX passrate: 95.35%)
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.
Masters program tracks: MSN, RN to MSN
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.
Doctoral program tracks: DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD, BSN to PhD
Nearby Nursing Schools
The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of San Diego
Point Loma Nazarene University
5.41 miles away
10.06 miles away
69.64 miles away
70.71 miles away
Vanguard University of Southern California
74.02 miles away
California Baptist University
81.06 miles away
Loma Linda University
88.45 miles away
91.69 miles away
Western University of Health Sciences
94.5 miles away
98.08 miles away
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission|
03/31/1956 - Current
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels|
11/02/2009 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
03/03/2000 - 02/01/2014
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
03/03/2000 - Current
|SAT: Critical Reading540 to 650|
|SAT: Math560 to 660|
|SAT: Writing540 to 650|
|ACT Composite26 to 30|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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 (Net Price)
$38,596Average 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|
Financial Aid & Loan
Any grant or scholarship aid
Federal Student Loans
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native
Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)
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