Program Format

Students in the healthcare administration degree program take courses from APU’s School of Nursing and APU’s School of Business and Management, benefiting from experienced nursing and business faculty-mentors who incorporate real-world experiences in the classroom.

This interdisciplinary content includes leadership styles and theories, strategic planning, quality improvement and patient safety, change management, effective human resource management, financial management, and healthcare informatics. Students apply their knowledge and develop competencies in healthcare settings during practicum experiences. Additionally, all courses are grounded in APU’s values-based education with a focus on developing collaborative, compassionate healthcare leaders who are motivated by a spirit of commitment to the nursing and healthcare profession.

With courses offered online and in face-to-face formats, the program supports working professionals. All nursing core courses are available online and face-to-face at the main Azusa campus, as well as the Inland Empire and San Diego regional campuses. Healthcare administration and leadership role specialization courses are offered only online.

Healthcare Administration and Leadership Program Online

Azusa Pacific’s online MSN in Healthcare Administration and Leadership program delivers curriculum for adult learners wishing to complete their MSN degree without the on-campus class requirement.

The program allows students to take advantage of the convenience of online learning without sacrificing either the quality of instruction or meaningful professor-student interaction.

Convenient Schedule

Students bring a rich diversity of experiences with them the interactive online environment, resulting in lively discussions involving shared experiences.

Committed to Your Success

Successful students in this online format clearly recognize that, while flexibility exists in asynchronous learning, a strong commitment to consistent participation, communication, and completion of all work is critical. Participation in MSN Student Orientation is mandatory for all online students prior to the start of their online program.

Throughout this online program, students engage with the School of Nursing and APU staff in one-on-one communication for academic and financial advising. A virtual nurses’ lounge is also available to facilitate community within the cohort and between cohorts, faculty, and staff.

School of Nursing Philosophy

Consistent with the mission and purpose of the university, the School of Nursing is a Christian community of disciples, scholars, and practitioners. Its purpose is to advance the work of God in the world through nursing education, research, professional practice, community, and Church service.

Health is defined and understood by the faculty as totality or completeness, whether for an individual, family, or community. That totality or completeness, within this conceptual definition, cannot be seen apart from the constitutive element of spirituality. Our conceptual approach to health highlights our distinctive role as a Christian university and provides the discipline of nursing with a distinctive domain for research, education, and advanced nursing practice.

Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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