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

  • Attend the 2016 Nursing Theory Conference

    Azusa Pacific's School of Nursing hosts the 2016 Nursing Theory Conference featuring top theorists to advance disciplinary knowledge to inform, transform, and reform health care. The conference takes place April 15-16. Register to attend.

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  • The Lemonade Stand

    What began in Sara Williams-Curran's, M.Ed. ’03, kitchen as a safe, homemade refreshment her family recently debuted on retail shelves as the first and only all-natural, USDA-certified organic, zero-sugar lemonade juice box for children.

  • School of Nursing Turns 40

    Inaugurated in 1975, APU’s [School of Nursing celebrates 40 years of delivering an exceptional nursing education.

  • The APU Distinctive: An Education that Bridges Career, Calling, and Connectivity

    A community of trust sets APU and its alumni apart—trust in 116 years of an unwavering mission to keep God First and represent Christ in diverse fields throughout the world. APU is continually calling and equipping difference makers.