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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll be prepared for success in your future career with advanced training in the specialized clinical area of your choice. Build your experience through coursework, research, and first-hand practicum opportunities—ready to pursue advanced practice roles in the nursing field and apply for certification or credentials. Choose from an MSN in Healthcare Administration and Leadership, Nursing Education, CNS Specialties, NP Specialties, School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC), SNSC and FNP Specialty, or SNSC and PNP Specialty.

Program at a Glance

The nationally ranked School of Nursing prepares nurses to lead the way in healthcare by providing a deeper level of compassionate care in clinics, hospitals, schools, and beyond.

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  • Varies by MSN program.

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  • Azusa (Main Campus)
  • Inland Empire
  • San Diego
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Build first-hand practicum experience in your speciality.
  • Receive preparation for a doctoral study in nursing. 
  • Achieve eligibility to apply for state advanced practice certification or credential in your chosen speciality. 
  • Select a speciality program based on your unique career goals.
  • Train for your future career—whether a school nurse or clinical nurse specialist.

By the Numbers

1 of 79 Best Western Colleges according to The Princeton Review’s 2024 Best Colleges Guide
13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
100 % of incoming students receive financial aid

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Program Details

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Varies by MSN program.

Featured Faculty

Amanda Thurman

Amanda Thurman

Assistant Department Chair and Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Nabil Hanna

Nabil Hanna


Career Outlooks and Outcomes

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APU School of Nursing Receives $4.4 Million in Grants from HRSA

APU’s School of Nursing, the third largest producer of nurses in the state of California, received two grants totalling $4,396,200 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to help students afford a nursing education.

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.

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