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The AUHS School of Nursing

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Master of Science in Nursing

Choose from three concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner,
Nurse Education
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The AUHS School of Nursing prepares students to make a positive impact on society through the provision of competent, caring, and evidence-based nursing services to diverse patient populations.

Since 2003, the AUHS School of Nursing has been equipping students with the skills necessary to advance their careers within the nursing field and provide patients with the highest possible level of care. At the AUHS School of Nursing, students are able to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing – a highly valued degree that is becoming increasingly sought after in modern hospitals.

As a Christian, community-oriented university, caring and compassion are at the core of our nursing program. It is our strong belief that the world’s best nurses are those who are not only well-educated and competent but are also completely compassionate and sympathetic about the needs of their patients. As such, we make it our mission to provide an education and environment at the AUHS School of Nursing that nurtures these tendencies.

Students who pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the AUHS School of Nursing can look forward to an education that combines in-classroom learning with hands-on experience at a number of clinical training facilities nearby the AUHS campus. These facilities allow AUHS students to practice the skills they learn in clinical contexts that will leave them well prepared to enter their careers.

As an added benefit, the BSN at AUHS is an accelerated program. This means students will be able to complete their degree in far less time than would be possible in a non-accelerated program.

The AUHS campus is centrally located between Los Angeles and Orange County with easy access to the freeways. Snow-capped ski slopes, white sand beaches, and shimmering skylines are just a few of the attractions that AUHS students are able to enjoy during their time here. Combine this with a friendly, faith-based environment as well as the many merits of the program itself and the AUHS School of Nursing becomes a rewarding option for nursing students to consider.

Hear from BSN Alumni

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at American University of Health Science is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. ccneaccreditation.org

The master’s degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate at American University of Health Sciences is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Marilyn Uvero, PhD (c), EdD, MSN, RN

Provost/CNA/Vice-President/Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Marilyn Uvero’s professional career as an education executive expands over 30 years and includes holding several positions as provost, Dean of student affairs, member of the academic senate, and Chair of nursing programs. Dr. Uvero has been successful in establishing strategic and operational plans, developing new programs, and strengthening competitive market positions. She has been inducted by Walden University as selected Honoree Member by Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration based on her academic performance and professional contributions. Dr. Uvero holds a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and a MS in Nursing Education from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University in the School of Public Policy, completing her dissertation.

Deborah Leveille, PhD

Dean, School of Nursing for Undergraduate and Graduate programs.

Dr. Deborah Leveille is the Dean of the School of Nursing for both Undergraduate and Graduate programs. She is a transformational leader with a long history of spearheading changes required for program success. Dr. Leveille also actively participates in community engagement to improve program image and garner quality clinical sites, and is passionate about nursing education, as her mission is to inspire faculty and students to enjoy life-long learning. Dr. Leveille continues to work at the bedside per-diem to stay current with knowledge and skills in the healthcare field.

Manuel S. Atienza, MD, MSN, FNP, APRN-CNP, RN

Assistant Director/Chair, School of Nursing Graduate Programs

Dr. Manuel Atienza is the Dean of the School of Nursing (SON) and Chair of the Advance Nursing Practice Programs at American University of Health Sciences (AUHS) in Signal Hill, California. Programs under his purview include the Master of Science in Nursing in the following tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner Program, Nursing Education, and Nursing Administration, Leadership, and Management.

Mission Statement

The AUHS School of Nursing prepares students to make a positive impact on society through the provision of competent, caring, and evidence-based nursing care to diverse patient populations.

This mission is accomplished by recruiting and graduating diverse students, especially students from minority groups that are underrepresented in the nursing community and preparing them to deliver competent, culturally sensitive, caring, and evidence-based nursing services to all persons in need. The School of Nursing shares the core values of the University including a belief in Christian Values, a holistic approach to education, promotion of the intellectual, analytical and critical thinking abilities of its students, evidence-based knowledge, and a commitment to teaching/learning, research, service and scholarship.

The mission of the School of Nursing is strongly aligned with the mission of the University and also focuses on preparing students to make a positive impact on society through the provision of competent, caring and evidence-based nursing services to diverse patient populations.

This mission is accomplished by preparing students from diverse ethnic backgrounds to deliver competent culturally sensitive evidence-based care to all persons in need. The School of Nursing robustly supports the core values of the University including a belief in God and the Christian values this represents, a holistic approach to education and patient care, promotion of the intellectual and analytical abilities of the student, professional practice based upon evidence, giving back to society as service to human-kind, and a self-commitment to life-long learning.