The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) prepares nurses to be effective practitioners of school health. Throughout the program, students develop theoretical and practical expertise in nursing and education applied to basic health services in the public schools (K-12).
In addition to WSCUC (formerly WASC) and CCNE accreditation, the SNSC is approved by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission.
Students enrolling in the SNSC specialty should familiarize themselves with the MSN prerequisites and course requirements.
The School of Nursing also offers these unique SNSC combined programs for students who also want a Nurse Practitioner specialty:
- School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) and Family NP
- School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC) and Pediatric NP
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.
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.