At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

3 years

Cost per unit


Base cost




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

All stated financial information is subject to change. View additional tuition information.


The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with Nurse Practitioner (NP) specialties offers the following options:

  • Adult NP
  • Family NP
  • Pediatric NP
  • Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Students enrolling in one of these NP specialties should familiarize themselves with the general MSN coursework, as those course requirements will need to be completed before students may begin the NP specialty curriculum. Nurses who already have an MSN from APU or another institution may enroll in a Post-Master’s Certificate program to obtain their NP specialty.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

The School of Nursing also offers these unique NP combined programs for students who also want an additional specialty:

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 approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.

“Entering into advanced clinical practice opened my eyes to the complexity of health care. I am so impressed with the way APU has expanded my knowledge and helped me to think differently about the medical field. I credit the outstanding, clinically active professors for making APU nursing programs relevant and marketable.”

Suzette Bosveld, FNP, MSN
Cardiothoracic Surgery CNS, East Los Angeles, CA

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.