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About the School of Nursing

The Azusa Pacific School of Nursing encompasses a full spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare nursing scholars for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry. With an APU nursing degree, graduates enter the health care field with a solid foundation in research, theory, clinical skills, and hands-on community service, setting them apart as leaders in their profession qualified to change the face of health care delivery. From bachelor’s, master’s degrees, and post-master’s credentials to personalized programs such as the LVN to RN, and the Entry-level Master’s (ELM) Program, to the Doctor of Nursing Practice and the PhD in Nursing, APU's nursing school leads the way in solving for the nation’s nurse shortage by educating top nursing professionals and educators at every level.

APU Named Among Best California Colleges for Nursing in 2021

Azusa Pacific University was listed as No. 1 in the 10 Best Colleges for Nursing in California by College Factual. Recognized for its graduating students, program offerings, industry connections, and high-impact experiences, APU’s School of Nursing prepares nurses for a deeper level of compassionate patient care.

School of Nursing Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Azusa Pacific University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The traditional baccalaureate nursing program, upper-division transfer (2+2/LVN to BSN) programs, entry-level master’s program, and the nurse practitioner program are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Azusa Pacific University (APU) is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

Mission Statement

To serve God through excellence in professional nursing education, scholarship, and practice.

Scholarships and Federal Traineeships

The School of Nursing maintains a resource file of local, national, and international scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. When funded, scholarships for disadvantaged students are available in both programs; federal traineeships are available to graduate students. Applicants must meet specific requirements. Please contact the School of Nursing for more information.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.