Frequently Asked Questions

Everyday our staff at Keck Medical Center commits to caring for our patients with outstanding service and world-class clinical care. The exceptional care our nurses deliver lies at the heart of our Trojan spirit. By working for a leading research center, Nurses of USC are part of a network devoted to providing patients with the best quality care as well as the latest in innovative treatments and services.

The Nurses of USC serve two highly regarded hospitals – Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital and several outpatient clinics throughout the Los Angeles area. Both hospitals are located less than 5 miles northeast of vibrant downtown Los Angeles. Click here for a full list of our sites and locations.

If you’re ready to change the face of nursing, we have a place for you. If you’re an experienced nurse, click here to fill out the contact form and one of our nurse recruitment specialists will contact you.

If you’re a new nurse, click here for information on our residency training programs, as well as how to apply.

All experienced RNs must have a current California RN license and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Additional requirements vary among specialties. Click here for a full list of specialties and respective required qualifications.

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The Versant® RN Residency Program is an 18 to 20-week, evidence-based, comprehensive educational and training residency designed to transition newly graduated nurses from student to safe, confident and competent professional practitioners. As a RN resident, you are hired into the facility as a full­time employee. Upon successful completion of this paid residency, you will be prepared to work as a full­time, independent professional RN on your unit.

We also offer an O.R. Training Program that is available to both new graduates and experienced nurses who have not worked in the perioperative area.

The residency programs are offered twice a year with one cohort beginning in March and a second in August.

Applications for the April 2019 cohort will be accepted beginning January 7, 2019. More information is available here.

You must have a current California RN License and a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. A bachelor’s degree is preferred or a commitment to obtain one within five years. For a full list of qualifications, click here.

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Los Angeles has an average 292 sunny or partly sunny days per year with an average high temperature of 75 degrees and an average low temperature of 57 degrees. Los Angeles is made up of diverse neighborhoods each with exciting opportunities to explore.

Los Angeles is a hub for entertainment, recreation and adventure.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to surf, hike and snowboard all at a moments notice. Los Angeles is home to countless hiking trails, some even featuring waterfalls. The Los Angeles County coastline extends 75 miles from Long Beach to Malibu. Santa Monica Pier and Beach is a short 20-minute drive from Keck Medical Center. The closest ski resorts are two hours away.
  • Disneyland is a 45-minute drive away and is only one of many of Southern California’s exciting theme parks.
  • Los Angeles is also home to a variety of sports teams including the Lakers, Clippers, Kings, Sparks, Dodgers and Galaxy. Four L.A. teams – the Lakers, Clippers, Kings, and Sparks – play at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, just five miles south of Keck Medical Center. The L.A. Dodgers play just four miles west of Keck Medical Center.

A comprehensive subway system connects downtown Los Angeles with many of its surrounding neighborhoods. For information, visit The University also offers a number of trams daily, which includes transportation to Keck Medical Center of USC from downtown Los Angeles. For more information, go to USC’s transit page.