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An academic culture built on belonging.

Welcome to the Hahn School of Nursing. Throughout all our programs, we prepare the next generation of nurse scientists, leaders, advanced clinicians and informaticists to meet humanity’s most urgent needs—with compassion and with intellectual rigor.



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Where compassion meets passion.

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Why Choose USD?

We teach today’s students. And nurture tomorrow’s leaders.

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Academic excellence.

Our graduate programs blend academic strength with supportive, human connection. Most of our students are already nurses working in the field, ready to expand their career opportunities. The remainder come to nursing from other careers through our well-respected MEPN program.

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Innovative learning.

Here, students explore the cutting edge of nursing today—and prepare for where it’s headed tomorrow. With forward-thinking programs and an innovative Simulation Center, our students emerge not only prepared to practice in the field but to lead as well.

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Dedicated faculty.

Our outstanding faculty put their experience to work helping students explore their fullest potential. They foster a supportive environment while pushing the frontiers of academic research, clinical practice and compassionate healthcare.

Ready to take your next big step?

Join us. Let’s share our vision of advancing nursing knowledge and making the world a healthier and more compassionate place. Reach out to chat with us about the program and the admissions process.

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