GSN School Facts

Graduate School of Nursing

GSN School Facts


The Graduate School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing for the following track: Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist.  It offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice for the following tracks: Nurse Anesthesia, Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. It also has full and part-time programs for a Ph.D. in Nursing Science.

Degrees Conferred

699: Master of Science in Nursing
344: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia
270: Family Nurse Practitioner
  63: Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  22: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  65: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  21: Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia
  31: Family Nurse Practitioner
   0:  Adult-Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
  13: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Pracitioner
   0:  Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

 34:  Doctor of Philosophy


The USU is accredited by the Commission of Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The PhD program in Nursing Science is designed to address the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Quality Indicatiors for Doctoral Programs.

The Masters of Nursing Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees at Uniformed Services University are accredited through 2022 and 2019 respectively by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791Website.

The Nurse Anesthesia Program is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA) and is a 36-month Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The nurse anesthesia program received a 10 year accreditation in October 2013. The address for the COA is 222 Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL, 60068. The COA phone number is (847) 655-1160, e-mail addressCOA website. A list of COA accredited nurse anesthesia educational programs can be found on the COA website.

The employment rate for USUHS RNA program graduates is 100 percent. The National Certification Exam Board pass rate for first-time test takers for the 2017 DNP class is 62 percent with 13 students taking the exam. The first-time pass rate for the 2016 (DNP) and 2014 (MSN) cohorts are 90 and 95 percent respectively; meeting the COA's mandatory pass rate of 80 percent for the three most recent graduation cohorts. The attrition rate for the class for 2017 was 11 percent.