Official Recognition and Accreditation

The University of San Diego (USD) is incorporated under the laws of the state of California and is invested with full power to confer degrees. USD is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and is approved for veterans.

The master’s degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of San Diego Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science: Beyster Institute for Nursing Research are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Those who complete the pre-licensure component of the master’s program are eligible to apply for licensure by the Board of Registered Nursing. The Master's Entry Program in Nursing and Nurse Practitioner programs have Board of Registered Nursing approval.