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.
The School of Nursing also offers these other unique combined programs:
School of Nursing Accreditation
Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, programs in the nursing school are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
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.