Informed by a Christian worldview, APU’s nursing school prepares professional nurses for leadership and collaborative practice in health care.

Through innovative programs and expert faculty, nursing students engage in challenging discussions, mentoring relationships in small classroom settings, invaluable hands-on experiences in state-of-the-art simulation labs, and a culturally diverse practice environment that includes both study abroad and global research opportunities.

APU nursing students:

  • Seek to serve as compassionate healers embracing those in need through a wide variety of service activities.
  • Become strategic thinkers, educated as transformational leaders in evolving health care systems.
  • Practice from strong ethical principles based on a foundation of Christian values.
  • Stand out as difference makers who will change lives.

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Aja Tulleners Lesh, PhD, RN Aja Tulleners Lesh, PhD, RN Dean and Professor, School of Nursing

News & Features

School of Nursing

  • On Living and Aging: Therapeutic Touch

    Diana. Lynn Woods, Ph.D.'s, current study om Alzheimer's patients examining the effect of therapeutic touch, and the mutuality between the direct care staff in a residential facility and residents with AD.

  • On Living and Aging: The Voices of the Oldest Old

    Over the course of their very long lives, these oldest-old people developed vibrant habits of the heart and mind that inspired them to focus on the good and live with gratitude.

  • APU Hosts National Nursing Theory Conference

    Azusa Pacific hosted the national Nursing Theory Conference which gathered the pioneers of nursing theory enabling educators, practitioners, and researchers to network with one another, and discuss theoretical thinking on health policy.

  • Azusa Pacific University’s School of Nursing Awarded $2 Million in Grants

    Azusa Pacific University’s School of Nursing recently received three grants totaling more than $2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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