Program Format

What You’ll Learn

The Online Accelerated Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program (RN to BSN) is designed for adult learners wishing to complete their undergraduate degree without the on-campus class requirement.

Candidates for this Online RN to BSN are experienced adults looking to complete a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

The APU experience is designed to uniquely facilitate development through solid intellectual inquiry, informed decision-making, and the application of ethical principles. A focus on Christian values and ethics is infused into the curriculum and the development of learners by providing direction, purpose, and evaluation of personal and professional life actions.

Designed for the Working Professional

At APU, we understand the challenges of earning your degree while juggling work, family, and other commitments. Our programs are designed to make attending Azusa Pacific simple, so you can reach your educational goals.

Online Format

The Online Accelerated RN to BSN program allows students to take advantage of the convenience of online learning without sacrificing the quality of instruction or professor-student interaction. Students can accomplish their degree goals through the identical curriculum and cohort model that has been so successful in the traditional RN to BSN program.

Convenient Schedule

Courses are taught sequentially, and the accelerated format means new courses begin every five to ten weeks. Students find the rich diversity of experiences which students bring to the interactive online environment result in lively discussions involving shared experiences.

Committed to Your Success

Successful students in this online format clearly recognize that, while there is flexibility in asynchronous learning, a strong commitment to consistent participation, communication, and completion of all work is critical. A Student Orientation, part of a non-credit preseminar, is mandatory for all online students prior to the start of their online course/cohort.

Through this online program, students will engage with the School of Nursing and APU staff in one-on-one communication for academic and financial advising. A nurses' lounge will also be available to facilitate community within the cohort and between cohorts, faculty, and staff.

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.