Program Code

Admission Requirements

We make it easy to progress through the RN to BSN admission process. Our recruitment counselors will work with you each step of the way, coordinating the application and registration processes with you.

The program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete. In all cases, save copies of the documents you submit.

Please note: International students on an F-1 or J-1 visa may apply for this program at the San Diego Regional Campus only. International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the standard admission process. View international requirements.

Note: This program is not recommended for students who lack proficiency in basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level English communication skills.

Applicants must:

  • Have 60 units or more of transferable credit
    A minimum of 60 units of transferable credit (earned with a C- grade or better) from regionally accredited colleges or universities, documented on official transcripts from each institution attended (Transcripts must be mailed from the colleges or universities directly to APU. A maximum of 70 units may be transferred from a community college.)
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    A minimum grade-point grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in transferred courses. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals who do not meet this criterion.
  • Have RN licensure
    Applicant must be a registered professional nurse, licensed in the U.S., and have graduated from an accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program. Some work experience may be required. Faculty can advise each student. (If it has been more than five years since working as an RN, the refresher course must be taken.)

Applicants must submit:

  • An Application for Admission (Apply Online | Download PDF)
  • A $45 nonrefundable application fee (charged to your account upon enrollment)
  • Two letters of professional reference
    A reference form identifying persons qualified to judge academic or professional expertise.
  • A writing sample
    Include a writing sample on an assigned topic that demonstrates written communication skills.
  • Current resume
  • All official transcripts
    Request that official transcripts be sent to APU's Professional Enrollment Services for all degrees, certificates, and credentials earned prior to application to APU.
  • A two-sided copy of your CPR and BCLS certificate from the American Heart Association (AHA)
  • A two-sided copy of your current, signed RN license
  • A copy of your immunization record
  • Additional materials
    You may need to submit additional admissions materials as directed.

Submit all materials to:

Professional Enrollment Services
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: (626) 815-4637

What to Expect

Once APU receives your application, application fee, and official transcripts, your paperwork will be reviewed to determine transfer credit. Once your application and transcripts are reviewed, you will be notified of your admission status. You will need to turn in all required documents in order to be considered for admission.

If you are applying for Financial Aid, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online for the corresponding academic year. Request financial aid transcripts from those institutions attended within the current calendar year. This is required by the U.S. Department of Education.

Qualified online program students will receive instructions for an invitation-only online registration process. Students will pay any outstanding fees and complete enrollment paperwork online with an enrollment counselor.

Some programs, including this one, begin as soon as enough students enroll to form a cohort. The students form a cohort and complete the program as a group. Students in cohorts need only register once for the duration of the program.

Note: This information is current for the 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.