Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

The Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science is a community of progressive scholars in an intellectually rigorous, research intensive environment. We educate graduate level nurses to optimize health, promote healing and alleviate suffering through reflective practice, knowledge generation, service to the community and leadership at local and global levels. We seek to deepen our commitment to social justice by influencing health policy and by promoting an ethical approach to nursing characterized by compassion and respect for the dignity of the individual.

Programs

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

MSN to PhD
BSN to PhD
Executive Nurse Leader

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

MSN to DNP
BSN to DNP
Family Nurse Practitioner, Dual Adult-Gerontology/Family Nurse Practitioner, Dual Pediatric/Family Nurse  Practitioner and Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Leader, Dual Adult-Gerontology/Family Nurse Practitioner, Dual Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner, Executive Nurse Leader, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Health Care Informatics

Master’s Entry Program in Nursing (for Non-RNs) (MEPN)

Program for individuals with a baccalaureate or higher degree in another discipline, seeking a new career in nursing. The MSN degree is earned as a Clinical Nurse Leader.

Master of Science in Health Care Informatics (for non-RNs) MS

Accreditation

The Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). Persons who complete the pre-licensure component of the master’s program are eligible to apply for licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing. The Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner programs have Board of Registered Nursing approval.

All courses in the School of Nursing and Health Science carry Board of Registered Nursing Continuing Education units for RN re-licensure.

Financial Aid Programs for Nursing Students

In addition to university-based financial aid, there is funding available to nursing students through the School. To be considered for these funds, students are required to complete the FAFSA.

Private Scholarships

Scholarships available through the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science are based on merit and need.  The scholarships include:  H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation, Loretta Breyer, Edward and Gretchen Cairns, Yvonne Carteron, Mary Jane Charleton, Danvera Foundation,  Desmond, the Donald C. and Elizabeth M. Dickinson Foundation, Mary Gresko,  Marian Hubbard, Ethel M. Horsch, the Barbara and Donald Jonas Foundation, Douglas and Betsy Manchester, Elizabeth Mottet, Dr. James Orwig, Dr. Irene Sabelberg Palmer, Dr. Janet A. Rodgers, Pearl and Natalie Surkin,  Stallard, Cathleen K. Wilson, Julie I. Wilkinson and Richard and Kaye Woltman Scholarships, as well as the Dean’s Merit Scholar awards and the Dean’s Research Scholar awards.

Private Loan Fund

Loan funds provide additional assistance to students whose financial need cannot be met by other federal, state, or institutional programs. These loans include the low-interest School of Nursing Loan Fund.

 

Administration

Sally Brosz Hardin, PhD, APRN, FAAN, DEAN and Professor

Cynthia D. Connelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, DIRECTOR, Nursing Research, Professor

Shelley Y. Hawkins, PhD, APRN, FAANP, DIRECTOR, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Programs, Associate Professor

Stephanie Evangelista, MSN, RN, CLINICAL PLACEMENT COORDINATOR

Linda Johnston, BA, ASSISTANT TO THE DEAN

Karen Macauley, PhD, DNP, APRN, DIRECTOR, Lizbeth Dickinson Smoyer Nursing Simulation Center

Joan Katherine Martin, MA, DIRECTOR, Development

Cathleen Mumper, MA, DIRECTOR, Student Services and Admissions Officer

Patricia Roth, EdD, RN, DIRECTOR, PhD Nursing Program, Professor

Linda Urden, DNSc, APRN, FAAN, DIRECTOR, Masters and International Nursing Programs, Professor

Amy Wright, BA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, APN Student Services

Faculty

Mary Barger, PhD, APRN, Associate Professor

Susan Bonnell, PhD, APRN, Associate Professor

Joseph Burkard, DNSc, APRN, Associate Professor

Ruth Bush, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Nursing Research

Cheryl Butera, PhD, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Jacqueline Close, PhD, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Cynthia D. Connelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor

Sue Desimone, PhD, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Zoe Droske, MSN, APRN, Clinical Assistant Professor

Laurie Ecoff, PhD, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Caroline Etland, PhD, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Marcia Faller, PhD, RN, Clinical Associate Professor

Eileen Fry-Bowers, PhD, JD, RN, Associate Professor

Jane Georges, PhD, RN, Associate Professor

Dale Glaser, PhD, Adjunct Statistics Professor

Lucia Gonzales, PhD, APRN, Associate Professor

Sally Brosz Hardin, PhD, APRN, FAAN, Professor

Shelley Y. Hawkins, PhD, APRN, FAANP, Associate Professor

Lois Howland, DrPH, MSN, RN, Associate Professor

Karen Sue Hoyt, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, Clinical Professor

Susie Hutchins, DNP, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Susan Instone, DNSc, APRN, Professor

Kathy Shadle James, DNSc, APRN, FAAN, Associate Professor

Karen Macauley, PhD, DNP, APRN, Associate Professor

Jonathan F. Mack, PhD, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Kathyann Kenny Marsh, PhD, APRN, Associate Professor

Ernestina Martin, MSN, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor

Kevin Maxwell, DNP, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Ann Mayo, DNSc, APRN, FAAN, Professor

Margaret E. McCahill, MD, Clinical Professor

Sally Murdock, MSN, APRN, Clinical Assistant Professor

Scot Nolan, DNP, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Stephanie Reittinger, DNP, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Patricia Roth, EdD, RN, Professor

Lisa Sacco, DNP, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Nancy Saks, DNSc, RN, Clinical Associate Professor

Semira Semino-Asaro, PhD, APRN, Assistant Professor

Kathleen Stacy, PhD, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Kathleen Sweeney, DNP, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Michael Terry, DNP, APRN, Clinical Associate Professor

Robert Topp, PhD, RN, Patricia A. Chin Nursing Research Endowed Professor

Linda Urden, DNSc, APRN, FAAN, Professor