Nursing@USC is the first program of its kind to integrate nursing and social work practice. The curriculum explores the intersection of the two fields, preparing nurses to deliver high-quality medical care while considering the social determinants that affect health and well-being. Coursework encompasses health promotion and education, disease prevention, physical assessment and diagnosis, pathophysiology and pharmacology, and illness management.
Nursing@USC students must complete 49 credit hours of coursework and 784 clinical hours. Students required to take the bridge course prior to admission will complete 51 credits. The program is offered on a full-time (five semesters) and part-time (eight semesters) basis and can be completed in 21 to 33 months. To see full-time and part-time options, visit our Course Schedules page.
Some students may also be required to complete a bridge course before beginning the program. The 2-credit preparatory course will be required for admitted students who have one or more of the following:
- A grade of C+ or lower in undergraduate anatomy and physiology
- A grade of C+ or lower in undergraduate microbiology and chemistry
- A cumulative average grade of C+ or lower in undergraduate science courses
- An undergraduate/BSN completed overseas
- Academic transcripts more than 5 years old
- No undergraduate science courses beyond anatomy and physiology
If you have questions about the Nursing@USC curriculum, contact an admissions counselor at 844-487-2676 or email us.