The Online MSN Program From Top-Ranked USC

Discover Our CCNE and BRN-Accredited Program

Our master's degree program in nursing at the University of Southern California is accredited by both the Commission on College Nursing Education (CCNE) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).


Nursing@USC, the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program 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.


Become a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

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

Learn more about our FNP program.

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.

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Online Learning Experience

Nursing@USC features live, online classes that facilitate thoughtful discussion and collaborative learning.

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Apply to Nursing@USC

The Nursing@USC application deadline is approaching. Start your application today and join our next class.

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Clinical Placement

As a Nursing@USC student, you will complete clinical experiences in or near your own community.

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The Role of an FNP

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
  • Prescribing medications
  • 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.

Learn More About Nursing@USC

Take the next step toward becoming an FNP: request information about the online MSN program today.