Program Code

We make it easy to progress through the admission process. Our program representatives will work with you each step of the way, coordinating the application and registration processes with you.

Sequences and Deadlines for the LVN to BSN Program

The LVN to BSN program is based on a cohort model. Students progress through the curriculum in sequence with an assigned group of students.

Students begin coursework either in the fall, spring, or summer semester and continue in sequence for three consecutive semesters per year.

LVN to BSN Admissions Deadlines
October 1 (spring semester)
February 1 (summer semester)
June 1 (fall semester)

Admission Requirements

The program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete. If completed, late applications may be considered for admission if room is available. In all cases, save copies of the documents you submit.

Please note: International students on an F-1 or J-1 visa are not currently eligible to apply for this program.

Applicants must have:

  • 48 units or more of transferable credit
    A minimum of 48 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.)
  • Some work experience may be required
    Faculty can advise each student on whether work experience may be required.
  • Current LVN license
  • Academic and collegiate-level English skills
    This program is not recommended for students who lack proficiency in basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level English communication skills.

Applicants must submit:

  • An Application for Admission (Apply Online | Download PDF)
  • A $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • A copy of both sides of current, signed LVN license
  • Official transcript (Download PDF)
    Request that your official transcript be sent to Graduate and Professional Admissions for all degrees, certificates, and credentials earned prior to application to APU.
  • Additional materials
    • Two letters of professional recommendation
    • Writing sample defining professional goals with name printed on it, signed and dated.
    • Current résumé
    You may need to submit additional admissions materials as directed by your admissions representative.

Send all materials to:

Graduate and Professional Center
Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

(626) 815-4570
Fax: (626) 815-4545

What to Expect

Once APU receives your application, application fee, and official transcripts, your paperwork will be reviewed to determine transfer credit. Once your application and transcripts have been reviewed, you will be notified of your admission status.

All official transcripts and additional required documents must be submitted before consideration for admission.

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 students will receive information about the invitation-only registration meeting. Students will pay any outstanding fees (application and registration fee) and complete enrollment paperwork with a program representative.

Note: This information is current for the 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.