Nursing@USC, the online Master of Science in Nursing, offers a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program to prepare advanced practice nurses who can deliver primary care to infants, children, adolescents and adults throughout their lives. Unlike any other nursing program, Nursing@USC is part of a social work school and integrates both nursing and social work disciplines. This pairing challenges students to consider a new approach to health care—one grounded in an understanding of the biomedical and social factors that influence patient well-being. Classes for the FNP program are held online, with clinical placements in or near your own community.
The Role of a Family Nurse Practitioner
FNPs are advanced practice nurses who are qualified to deliver many of the same services as physicians, 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
Nurse practitioners are in high demand as the need grows for more primary care providers to treat newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act.
Request more information about Nursing@USC’s online FNP program by contacting an admissions counselor today at 844-487-2676 or via email.