APU’s nursing major (BSN) equips students to provide effective, compassionate health care. This is an accredited degree that can be taken either full or part time. The program provides a solid foundation in nursing care for individuals, families, communities, and people groups across the lifespan and in a wide variety of environments. Students take part in multiple clinical experiences at leading research-based centers, teaching hospitals, and other community health centers throughout the curriculum, beginning with the first nursing course.
Nursing majors also have access to state-of-the-art technology, such as simulators and virtual patients. The program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for public health certification.
Throughout the degree, students are encouraged to examine the intersection of the Christian faith and their nursing career, their personal spiritual growth, and the concept of spiritual care. Nursing majors leave APU with excellent skills necessary to positively impact their patients' lives.
Is This Major Right for You?
You’re a nursing major if you:
- Are fascinated by the workings of the human body.
- Are thorough and detail oriented, and work well under pressure.
- Have a heart to help others, and enjoy working with people.
- Don’t mind working irregular hours, on weekends, and holidays.
- Have a talent for explaining things clearly.
Already Have a Bachelor’s Degree?
If you have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing, consider the Entry-level Master’s Program to earn both your Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing.