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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.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

The School of Nursing also offers these other unique combined programs:

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 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.