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.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

The School of Nursing also offers these unique NP combined programs for students who also want an additional specialty:

School of Nursing Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The master's degree in nursing and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Azusa Pacific University are accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

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.

Suzette Bosveld, FNP, MSNCardiothoracic Surgery CNS, East Los Angeles, CA
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.