We make it easy to progress through the admission process. We will work with you each step of the way, coordinating the application and registration processes for you.
The program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete. In all cases, save copies of the documents you submit.
International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the standard admission process. View international requirements.
Note: This program is not recommended for students who lack proficiency in basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level English communication skills.
- Have 60 units or more of transferable credit
A minimum of 60 units of transferable credit (earned with a C- grade or better) from regionally accredited colleges or universities, documented on official transcripts from each institution attended (Transcripts must be mailed from the colleges or universities directly to APU. A maximum of 70 units may be transferred from a community college.)
- Be 23 years of age or older
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
A minimum grade-point grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in transferred courses. (Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals who do not meet this criterion if competency can be shown. See the APS Admissions Policies page for details.)
- Have RN licensure
Applicant must be a registered professional nurse, licensed in the U.S., and have graduated from an accredited associate degree or diploma nursing program. Some work experience may be required. Faculty can advise each student. (If it has been more than five years since working as an RN, the referesher course must be taken.)
Applicants must submit:
- An Application for Admission (Apply Online | Download PDF)
- A $25 nonrefundable application fee
- A reference (Download PDF)
A reference form identifying persons qualified to judge academic or professional expertise.
- A writing sample
Include a writing sample on an assigned topic that demonstrates written communication skills.
- Two official transcripts (Download PDF)
Request that official transcripts (one for APS, one for the student's portfolio) be sent to APU's School of Adult and Professional Studies for all degrees, certificates, and credentials earned prior to application to APU.
- A two sided copy of your CPR and BCLS certificate from the American Heart Association (AHA)
- A two sided copy of your current, signed RN license
- A copy of your immunization record
- Additional materials
You may need to submit additional admissions materials as directed.
Submit all materials to:School of Adult and Professional Studies
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
Fax: (626) 815-5417
International students must apply through the International Center. Please refer to the International Center website, or call (626) 812-3055 for specific details regarding international admissions requirements, financial information, and other general policies.
What to Expect
Once the Center for eLearning and Teaching receives your application, application fee, and official or unofficial transcripts, your paperwork will be reviewed to determine transfer credit. Once an enrollment counselor has reviewed your application and transcripts, they will contact and notify you of your admission status. After you have been accepted, you will need to turn in the remaining documents required above.
If you are applying for Financial Aid, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online for the corresponding academic year. Request financial aid transcripts from those institutions attended within the current calendar year. This is required by the U.S. Department of Education.
Qualified prospective online program students will receive instructions for an invitation-only online registration process. Students will complete a timed writing exam, pay any outstanding fees ($25 application fee and $100 registration fee), and complete enrollment paperwork online with an enrollment counselor.
Some programs, including this one, begin as soon as enough students enroll to form a cohort. The students form a cohort and complete the program as a group. Students in cohorts need only register once for the duration of the program.