The combined Master of Science in Nursing with Parent-Child Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) program prepares registered nurses to be effective practitioners in both of these advanced practice roles with children and their families.
Students enrolling in the Parent-Child CNS and PNP specialty should familiarize themselves with the general MSN prerequisites and course requirements. Nurses who already have an MSN from APU or another institution may enroll in a Post-Master’s Certificate program to obtain the Parent-Child CNS and/or PNP specialty.
The School of Nursing also offers these other unique combined programs:
- Adult CNS and Adult NP
- School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) and Family NP
- School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) and Pediatric NP
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 held its place in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2013 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 179 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 121 institutions in the 2012 Best Colleges in the West for the seventh consecutive year.