Some of the nation’s most respected nurse practitioners call the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing home. Faculty and leadership alike place a high premium on student success, and our focus is to support our students across the academic experience. Our faculty members design and deliver all online courses and act as mentors for students throughout their program and beyond.

Sharon O'Neill
Sharon O'Neill, JD, DNP, FNP-BC, PPNP-BC

Director, FNP Program; Clinical Associate Professor

Janet Schneiderman
Janet U. Schneiderman, Ph.D., MN

Chair, Nursing Department; Research Associate Professor

Kathleen Becker
Kathleen Becker, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

Clinical Associate Professor

Janett Hildebrand
Janett A. Hildebrand, Ph.D., FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Josephine Fava Hochuli
Josephine Fava Hochuli, DNP, MSN

Director, FNP Clinical Placements; Clinical Associate Professor

Tracie Kirkland
Tracie Kirkland, DNP, ANP-BC, PNP-BC

Clinical Associate Professor

Joan Kub
Joan Kub, Ph.D., MA, MS, PHCNS-BC, FAAN

Adjunct Professor

Cynthia Sanchez
Cynthia Sanchez, DNP, FNP-C

Clinical Assistant Professor

Benita Walton Moss
Benita Walton-Moss, Ph.D., FNP-BC

Clinical Associate Professor

Kathleen Woodruff
Kathleen Woodruff, DNP, ANP-BC

Clinical Associate Professor

Michelle Zappas
Michelle P. Zappas, DNP, FNP-BC

Clinical Associate Professor