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Degree Requirements

  1. A student must complete at least 120 units of study, of which at least 40 units must be completed at Azusa Pacific University. The following are four methods of credit accumulation:
    • Admission to the accelerated RN to BSN program requires 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. (A maximum of 70 semester units from a regionally accredited community college may be transferred toward the degree. Consult the School of Adult and Professional Studies office before taking courses or examinations.)
    • A maximum of 30 semester hours may be earned through portfolio assessment.
    • The RN to BSN program requires 40 semester units.
    • If the total number of units from the portfolio, course work, and transfer credit does not total 120 semester hours, additional work must be completed. This may be done by passing proficiency examinations or by taking courses from Azusa Pacific University or other accredited colleges or universities.
  2. For the B.S. degree, a student must have completed 25 units of General Education in the following areas: Freshman Writing or English Composition (3), Speech (3), Fine Arts (3), History/Civics/Political Science (3), Psychology (3), College Algebra or its equivalent (4), Literature (3), and Religion (General Survey/Introduction to Biblical Literature) (3). Transfer credits, portfolio credits, additional course work, and credit for prior learning may be used to meet these requirements.
  3. Additionally, the following 15 units of nursing prerequisites must be completed: Human Anatomy (4), Microbiology (4), Human Physiology (4), and Chemistry (3).
  4. A student must complete the program with at least a 2.0 grade-point average.

The responsibility for meeting all graduation requirements rests with the individual student.

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.