Located in Los Angeles, the University of Southern California was founded in 1880. The school graduated its first class in 1884, which consisted of three students. Today, nearly 50,000 students study at USC, with retention and six-year graduation rates staying above 90% in recent years. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges accredits USC.
The university delivers a master of science in nursing that focuses on family nurse practitioner concepts. Candidates take classes in pathophysiology, pharmacology, research, and health policy and complete 784 hours of clinical work. Learners must earn 49-51 credits and participate in two resident intensives to earn this degree.
Campus: Los Angeles
Accreditations: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; California Board of Registered Nursing
Tuition: $1,928 per unit
Admission Requirements: Bachelor of science in nursing; minimum 3.0 GPA; RN license; 12 months of clinical fieldwork; prerequisite statistics course; resume or CV; personal statement; recommendation letters
Minimum Time Commitment: 21 months
On-Campus Requirements: Yes
Program: Master of science in nursing - family nurse practitioner