Course Schedules

Nursing@USC students can complete the program on a full-time or part-time basis. Below are sample schedules of a full-time and part-time student. These schedules are only examples of possible course arrangements and should serve as a useful guide as you explore Nursing@USC.

Full-Time Student (5 Semesters)

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
Pre-courseNURS 500Bridge Course2
1NURS 501Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice4
1NURS 502Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span
On-Campus Intensive #1
3
1NURS 503Theory: Clinical Management of Adult Patients3
2NURS 504Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing3
2NURS 505Clinical Practicum: Management of Adult Patients3
2NURS 507Theory: Clinical Management of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family3
3SOWK 506Human Behavior in the Social Environment3
3NURS 600Theory: Clinical Management of Adult Patients with Complex Medical Issues
On-Campus Intensive #2
3
3NURS 601Clinical Practicum: Management of the Childbearing/ Childrearing Family3
3NURS 602Research/ Analytical Methods3
4NURS 603Transforming Research Evidence into Practice3
4NURS 604Clinical Practicum: Management of Adult Patients with Complex Medical Issues3
4NURS 605Professional Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing2
5NURS 606Health Policy Principles in Changing Health Care Contexts2
5SOWK TBDElective3
5NURS 607Theory: Family Primary Care2
5NURS 608Clinical Practicum: Family Primary Care3

Part-Time Schedule (8 Semesters)

SemesterCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
Pre-courseNURS 500Bridge Course2
1NURS 501Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice4
1NURS 502Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span
On-Campus Intensive #1
3
2NURS 503Theory: Clinical Management of Adult Patients3
2NURS 504Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing3
3NURS 505Clinical Practicum: Management of Adult Patients3
3NURS 507Theory: Clinical Management of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family3
4NURS 600Theory: Clinical Management of Adult Patients with Complex Medical Issues
On-Campus Intensive #2
3
4NURS 601Clinical Practicum: Management of the Childbearing/ Childrearing Family3
5NURS 602Research/ Analytical Methods3
5NURS 605Professional Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing2
5SOWK 506Human Behavior in the Social Environment3
6NURS 603Transforming Research Evidence into Practice3
6NURS 604Clinical Practicum: Management of Adult Patients with Complex Medical Issues3
7NURS 607Theory: Family Primary Care2
7NURS 608Clinical Practicum: Family Primary Care3
8NURS 606Health Policy Principles in Changing Health Care Contexts2
8SOWK TBDGraduate Nursing Elective3

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