USC MSN | Online

An evidence-based nursing program that prepares family nurse practitioners (FNPs) to provide comprehensive care to individuals and communities.
  • Fully AccreditedAccredited by both the Commission on College Nursing Education (CCNE) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
  • Scholarships Available — Scholarships available specifically for online students.
  • 100% Board Pass Rate — 100% average pass rate for the 2021 American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) board exams.

Become Empowered to Serve Others With USC


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Provide Comprehensive Care Across the Life Span

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work offers students the resources of a top global research university2 within a primarily online environment. FNP students learn to treat physical and behavioral health more effectively, address patients’ social and environmental factors, and lead positive social change as they care for individuals of all ages. We emphasize health care grounded in an understanding of biomedical and social factors that influence patient well-being.

  • Attend live, online classes taught by USC faculty.
  • Complete clinical placements in your own community.
  • Join the 375,000-plus Trojan Family alumni network.

The USC MSN coursework encompasses health promotion and education, disease prevention, physical assessment and diagnosis, pathophysiology and pharmacology, and illness management. Students make long-lasting connections and learn from expert faculty who also are experienced practitioners. Upon program completion, graduates may seek certification and licensure in the state(s) where they wish to practice. Three start dates are available per year, and applications are accepted year-round.

Take the next step in a career focused on compassion.

1Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021 (Accessed Oct. 11, 2021).arrow_upward

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