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All in the Family

After significant urging from her mother, Annabelle Vives, RN, enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work to become a family nurse practitioner. Isabel Vives, RN, had been cautioning her daughter since she was a little girl to get all her degrees before she was old, married and had kids, or she would regret it.

Nurse Practitioners Shine a Light on LGBTQ Health Care

Making health care more inclusive and accepting of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning patients means that seasoned providers and new clinical staff have opportunities to work together and bring barriers and solutions to the forefront.

Celebrate National Nurses Week: May 6-12

Nurses have always been essential in the lives of their patients — a reality the global coronavirus pandemic has thrown into even sharper focus. May 6–12 is National Nurses Week, and as COVID-19 cases increase and hospitals treat more patients, nurses should be celebrated now more than ever. USC Suzanne Dworak-PeckSchool of Social Work Department of Nursing salutes all the health care workers serving on the front lines — especially its nurses.

Send More Masks

Jennifer Dixon, RN, has been a nurse for 20 years. The current Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) student at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work is part of the emergency department of a hospital in Georgia.

Managing a Disaster, Preparing for a Surge

As the disaster management program manager at LAC+USC Medical Center, nursing alumna Kellyn Pak '02 is ensuring health care workers receive the resources they need.

Don't Stop Fighting: We're All in This Together

Sabrina Bates RN, a Nursing@USC student and nurse at Keck Hospital of USC, was working in the new transport center created by Keck for the purpose of receiving COVID-19 patients, when one of her closest friends was admitted.