The combined Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prepares registered nurses who have completed a bachelor’s degree to be effective practitioners of school health, and the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate prepares them to provide primary care for children in a variety of other settings.

In addition to WSCUC (formerly WASC) and CCNE accreditation, the PNP and SNSC specialty is approved by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.

Students enrolling in the PNP and SNSC specialty should familiarize themselves with the MSN prerequisites and course requirements.

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

The School of Nursing also offers this other unique combined program:

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).

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.