Experiential learning is integral to any nursing curriculum, and USC prioritizes real-world practice as it provides learners with the confidence and skills they need to succeed as family nurse practitioners (FNPs).
Clinical rotations: Learners complete four placement rotations in settings such as pediatric offices, urgent care sites, and family practices. Each rotation lasts 14 weeks. USC’s clinical placement team will work with you to secure placement sites in or near your community.
On-campus intensives: Learners attend two on-campus intensives in Los Angeles. During these experiences, learners connect with classmates and USC faculty in person; test classroom knowledge with skill assessment exercises and exams; and participate in activities such as motivational interviewing and lab sign-offs.
Upon completing these hands-on experiences, learners graduate socially aware and clinically competent health care leaders.