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)

Full-Time Student (5 Semesters)
Semester Course Number Course Name Credits
Pre-course NURS 500 Bridge Course 2
1 NURS 501 Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice 4
1 NURS 502 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span
On-Campus Intensive #1
3
1 NURS 503 Theory: Clinical Management of Adult Patients 3
2 NURS 504 Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
2 NURS 505 Clinical Practicum: Management of Adult Patients 3
2 NURS 507 Theory: Clinical Management of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family 3
3 SOWK 506 Human Behavior in the Social Environment 3
3 NURS 600 Theory: Clinical Management of Adult Patients with Complex Medical Issues
On-Campus Intensive #2
3
3 NURS 601 Clinical Practicum: Management of the Childbearing/ Childrearing Family 3
3 NURS 602 Research/ Analytical Methods 3
4 NURS 603 Transforming Research Evidence into Practice 3
4 NURS 604 Clinical Practicum: Management of Adult Patients with Complex Medical Issues 3
4 NURS 605 Professional Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing 2
5 NURS 606 Health Policy Principles in Changing Health Care Contexts 2
5 SOWK TBD Elective 3
5 NURS 607 Theory: Family Primary Care 2
5 NURS 608 Clinical Practicum: Family Primary Care 3

 

Part-Time Schedule (8 Semesters)

Part-Time Schedule (8 Semesters)
Semester Course Number Course Name Credits
Pre-course NURS 500 Bridge Course 2
1 NURS 501 Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice 4
1 NURS 502 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span
On-Campus Intensive #1
3
2 NURS 503 Theory: Clinical Management of Adult Patients 3
2 NURS 504 Clinical Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
3 NURS 505 Clinical Practicum: Management of Adult Patients 3
3 NURS 507 Theory: Clinical Management of the Childbearing/Childrearing Family 3
4 NURS 600 Theory: Clinical Management of Adult Patients with Complex Medical Issues
On-Campus Intensive #2
3
4 NURS 601 Clinical Practicum: Management of the Childbearing/ Childrearing Family 3
5 NURS 602 Research/ Analytical Methods 3
5 NURS 605 Professional Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing 2
5 SOWK 506 Human Behavior in the Social Environment1 3
6 NURS 603 Transforming Research Evidence into Practice 3
6 NURS 604 Clinical Practicum: Management of Adult Patients with Complex Medical Issues 3
7 NURS 607 Theory: Family Primary Care 2
7 NURS 608 Clinical Practicum: Family Primary Care 3
8 NURS 606 Health Policy Principles in Changing Health Care Contexts 2
8 SOWK TBD Graduate Nursing Elective 3

 

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1 Note: Starting Spring 2018, SOWK 506 will occur in Semester 5.