At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

1-2 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.


This nondegree, post-bachelor’s specialty program includes core academic courses and those required for the School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC). It prepares registered nurses who have completed a bachelor’s degree to be effective practitioners of school health.

The School of Nursing also offers the SNSC combined with a Master of Science in Nursing for students who also want a master’s degree:

Program Highlights

  • The SNSC Program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
  • Students receive personalized attention in a supportive Christian environment from faculty who are experienced as clinical nurse specialists or nurse practitioners in a variety of settings.
  • Financial aid is available through scholarships and loans.

Learn more about the 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 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.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit Gainful Employment Disclosures.
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.