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Nursing@USC, the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing, is an evidence-based program that prepares family nurse practitioners to provide comprehensive care to individuals and communities.
Designed for registered nurses (RNs) who hold a bachelor’s degree and have at least one year of clinical experience as an RN, Nursing@USC trains aspiring FNPs to address the physical, social and environmental factors that affect patient well-being. Graduates are prepared to offer integrative care to infants, children, adolescents and adults throughout their lives.
Complete the program in as few as 21 months
Prepare for classes with interactive coursework available 24/7
Meet your classmates during two on-campus intensives
Join the Trojan Family, a network of more than 375,000 USC alumni
Statement from Department of Nursing Faculty on Racial Solidarity
As faculty of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing cannot remain silent as our nation struggles to come to terms with the horrific murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. Silence aids the oppressor, never society. Black Lives Matter. Our faculty celebrates diversity through an exchange of ideas and open communication despite differences in race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, social class, or disability.
Recent events have underscored, yet again, that systemic and institutional racism continues to exist in our country. One of the central tenants of nursing is to do no harm. Yet the prevalence of racism, implicit bias and social disparities within our health care system harm our African-American patients, families and communities. The social determinants of health account for more than 60 percent of health outcomes. Lack of access, inferior medical treatment, limited economic opportunities, environmental safety, educational resources and a discriminatory judicial system have left African-American communities disadvantaged for far too long.
In short, racism is a public health crisis. We stand with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the American Public Health Association (APHA), and other health care associations in the call for equality and justice for all. This will require dedicated efforts and necessitates that we, as health care providers, community advocates, educators, liaisons and citizens listen, learn and relearn, in order to effectively combat systemic racism in our health care systems across the country.
Learn from Respected Nurse Practitioners
As a student in our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, you will collaborate with and learn from highly respected nursing leaders who are dedicated to supporting you as you advance your nursing career.
We are proud to announce that one of our faculty members, clinical associate professor Dr. Kathleen D. Becker, has been recognized as a 2019 Academy Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing. She is one of only 231 nursing leaders worldwide to receive this acknowledgement for extraordinary contributions to nursing and healthcare.
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The Nursing@USC application deadline is approaching. Start your application today and join our next class.
FNPs are advanced practice nurses who are qualified to deliver high-level health services, including:
Diagnosing and treating common health problems
Interpreting lab results and X-rays
Initiating and managing treatment plans
Providing patient education and counseling to promote wellness
Referring patients to other health professionals as needed
The Demand for FNPs
The need for primary care providers is only growing. U.S. News & World Report ranked nurse practitioner as no. 2 on its list of 100 Best Jobs of 2017. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the field will grow by 36 percent between 2016 and 2026, and 56,100 new positions will be available. If you are considering furthering your career within the field of nursing, becoming an FNP can be a fulfilling next step.
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Take the next step toward becoming an FNP: request information about the online MSN program today.