Informed by a Christian worldview, APU’s nursing school prepares professional nurses for leadership and compassionate, 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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Faculty

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

News & Features

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    Jennifer E. Walsh, associate dean dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a professor of political science, discusses the presidential inauguration on television news program "Politics and the People."

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    The Greater Los Angeles Area Council of Boy Scouts and Azusa Pacific University partner together to host the Fourth Annual S​TEM​​​/Nova Day.

  • Catholic Bishop's Visit to Campus Inspires Hope

    When Bishop David Gerard O’Connell, Episcopal Vicar of the San Gabriel Pastoral Region, under the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, walked onto campus the occasion marked the first time APU hosted a pastoral visit by a Catholic bishop.