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.
The School of Nursing also offers these unique NP combined programs for students who also want an additional specialty:
- Adult CNS and Adult NP
- Parent-Child CNS and Pediatric NP
- School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) and Family NP
- School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) and Pediatric NP
“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.”
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.
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.