About This Major

Why This Major Is Relevant

Advances in health care technologies create a demand for highly skilled professional nurses. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates that over the next several decades, more jobs will be created in nursing than in any other field. APU nursing majors are uniquely prepared to take advantage of this trend, and can anticipate plentiful job opportunities, hiring incentives, and competitive salaries as a result.

Gain In-depth Learning Experiences

APU’s nursing program boasts a low student-to-faculty ratio, allowing students to build mentoring relationships with their professors. APU nursing graduates’ high pass rate on the state licensure exams stands as a testament to the effectiveness of this personal approach. Additionally, the nursing major focuses on spiritual growth and spiritual care, which sets it apart. A Christian worldview is integrated into every course. Nursing majors are trained to serve the whole person, and are provided with opportunities to practice this focus through study abroad and missions options offered throughout the program.

Nursing Student Tips for Balancing School and Life

The life of a nursing student is often very busy with classes, clinicals, not to mention part-time jobs and family. Yet it is also very rewarding and well worth the effort. These four tips can help you learn to balance it all.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.