Gain Advanced Clinical Skills with APU’s Nurse Practitioner Program
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with Nurse Practitioner (NP) specialties offers the following options:
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner–Primary Care
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Students enrolling in one of these NP specialties should familiarize themselves with the general MSN coursework, as those course requirements will need to be completed before students may begin the NP specialty curriculum. Nurses who already have an MSN from APU or another institution may enroll in a Post-Master’s Certificate program to obtain their NP specialty.
The School of Nursing also offers these unique NP combined programs for students who also want an additional specialty:
- School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) and Family NP
- School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) and Pediatric NP
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).
Entering into advanced clinical practice opened my eyes to the complexity of health care. I am so impressed with the way APU has expanded my knowledge and helped me to think differently about the medical field. I credit the outstanding, clinically active professors for making APU nursing programs relevant and marketable.
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.