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Course Requirements

Prerequisite Courses16 units
Chemistry with lab4
Human Anatomy (BIOL 250 - Includes Lab)4
Human Physiology (BIOL 251 - Includes Lab)4
Microbiology (BIOL 220 - Includes Lab)4
Support Courses and General Education Requirements24 units
Freshman Writing or English Composition3
College Algebra3
General Psychology3
History/Civics/Political Science3
Language and Literature3
Aesthetics and Creative Arts3
Religion (General Survey/Introduction to Biblical Literature)3
Accelerated RN to BSN Courses40 units
RNRS 221
Health Assessment
RNRS 272
Theories and Concepts in Professional Nursing
RNRS 307
Theoretical Frameworks in Nursing
RNRS 327
Nursing Research and Statistics
RNRS 369
RNRS 412
Spiritual Formation and the Profession of Nursing
RNRS 448
Leadership in Health Care Settings*
RNRS 449
Theory and Practice in Community Health Settings*
RNRS 497
Ethics/Issues in Health Care
SOC 358
Human Diversity
Total40 units

*RNRS 448 and RNRS 449 are clinical courses.

Transfer Work

Azusa Pacific University will accept credit for equivalent courses from schools accredited by regional agencies recognized by Council for Higher Education Administration (CHEA).

Correspondence Course Credit

A maximum of nine semester units of correspondence credit may be applied toward an Azusa Pacific University degree. Students must receive prior approval from the APS Office of the Registrar.

Graduate Courses Taken by Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate student may enroll in a graduate course only if:

A qualified undergraduate student is not limited in the number of graduate courses they may take.

Graduate courses taken by an undergraduate student may not apply toward an APU graduate degree unless the grade received in the graduate course is 3.0 or higher. No more than eight graduate units earned as an undergraduate student may be counted toward an APU graduate degree. Some departments may allow fewer units to be counted. A student who will be applying to an APU graduate program should obtain information from the appropriate department before taking graduate courses.


If a student gets behind and needs to withdraw from a course or the program, they should first, let their professor and the director know immediately. There may be an option to take an incomplete grade in that course. The program is designed in a lock-step format, meaning courses typically follow in sequence and build upon each other. While there are some exceptions, a student will usually retake the course the next time it is offered either online of face to face. If it becomes necessary to withdraw from a course, students must immediately communicate to the School of Nursing to avoid financial impact. The School of Nursing will assist them to determine the best approach for them academically, personally, and financially.

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.