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About the School of Nursing

The Azusa Pacific School of Nursing encompasses a full spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare nursing scholars for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry. With an APU nursing degree, graduates enter the health care field with a solid foundation in research, theory, clinical skills, and hands-on community service, setting them apart as leaders in their profession qualified to change the face of health care delivery. From bachelor’s, master’s degrees, and post-master’s credentials to personalized programs such as the LVN to RN, and the Entry-level Master’s (ELM) Program, to the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the PhD in Nursing, APU's nursing school leads the way in solving for the nation’s nurse shortage by educating top nursing professionals and educators at every level.


The School of Nursing’s programs earn accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the California Board of Registered Nursing. Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Mission Statement

Consistent with the mission and purpose of the university, the School of Nursing is a Christian community of discipleship, scholarship, and practice. Its purpose is to advance the work of God in the world through nursing education, collaborative projects, church and community service that encourages those affiliated with the School of Nursing (whether faculty, staff, student, graduate, or colleague) to grow in faith and in the exercise of their gifts for service to God and humanity.

Scholarships and Federal Traineeships

The School of Nursing maintains a resource file of local, national, and international scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. When funded, scholarships for disadvantaged students are available in both programs; federal traineeships are available to graduate students. Applicants must meet specific requirements. Please contact the School of Nursing for more information.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.