At a Glance

Program units

107-122

Average completion time

4 years

Cost per unit

$592

Base cost

$63,344–$72,224*

Accreditation

BRN, CCNE, WASC

*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.

All stated financial information is subject to change. For a detailed cost estimate or more information, contact APU's Graduate Student Financial Services.

Entry Level Nursing

The Entry-level Master’s in Nursing (ELM) program is designed to provide graduate nursing education for those who hold baccalaureate or higher degrees in other disciplines. It includes accelerated learning in basic nursing sufficient to prepare students to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination, and preparation for advanced nursing practice.

Program Highlights

  • This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN).
  • Graduates are eligible for the California Registered Nurse License and Public Health Nursing Certificate.
  • MSN graduates are eligible to apply to the state of California for certification as a clinical nurse specialist and/or as a nurse practitioner.
  • MSN graduates with certain specializations may also apply for a national credential by examination through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
  • Clinical experiences include hospital care services for diverse cultural/ethnic groups, the underserved, the poor, and the homeless.
  • Students receive personalized attention in a supportive Christian environment from experienced faculty.
  • Financial aid is available through scholarships and loans.

Learn more about the entry level nursing program and our faculty.

School of Nursing Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, programs in the nursing school are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the California Board of Registered Nursing.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.