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Oncology Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Earn an Oncology Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate at Azusa Pacific University

You’ll advance your career as a licensed nurse practitioner with specialized training to care for cancer patients. You’ll gain valuable clinical experience at a comprehensive cancer care center, pursue mentorship by clinical experts, and receive high-level training in oncology-specific competencies. We’ll help you graduate well-prepared to sit for the ONCC certification exam and begin your career in advanced oncology practice.

Program at a Glance

The nationally ranked School of Nursing prepares nurses to lead the way in healthcare by providing a deeper level of compassionate care in clinics, hospitals, schools, and beyond.

Application Deadline

  • Fall term (August start): August 1
  • Spring term (January start): November 15

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Program Information

  • Program Units: 24
  • Cost per Unit: $1,160
  • Base Cost: $27,840*


  • Azusa (Main Campus), Monrovia
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Gain Hands-on Experience

  • Manage the unique medical and psychosocial needs of cancer patients.
  • Complete practicums in multiple speciality areas at a comprehensive cancer care center.
  • Build a scientific background on relevant topics such as cancer biology and therapeutics.
  • Forge connections and gain expertise by pursuing mentorship with clinical experts.

By the Numbers

1 of 79 Best Western Colleges according to The Princeton Review’s 2024 Best Colleges Guide
$158,130 Average annual salary of a nurse practitioner in California
40 % Overall projected employment growth of nurse anesthetists, midwives, and practitioners from 2021-31

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Program Details

The oncology nurse practitioner predoctoral fellowship program is designed for licensed nurse practitioners interested in providing high-quality care across the illness span to cancer patients and their families.

Browse the tabs below—if you have questions, visit the Student Services Center page, and we’ll make sure you get the info you need.

Candidates must be certified by the California Board of Registered Nursing as a nurse practitioner in the state of California and have an unrestricted license to practice nursing and furnish medications.

Admission Requirements

The university graduate and program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete.

Please note: International students on an F-1 or J-1 visa will be eligible to apply for this program in 2020.

  • Graduate application for admission
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all institutions leading to and awarding the applicant’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees from a regionally accredited institution and all postbaccalaureate study

    An official transcript is one that Azusa Pacific University receives unopened in an envelope sealed by the former institution and that bears the official seal of the college or university. A cumulative minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade-point average on the posted degree is required for regular admission status. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals with a lower GPA if competency can be shown through multiple measures.
  • Transcripts should show completion of a BSN and MSN degree (master’s degree must be in nursing). Transcripts should indicate completion of graduate research and statistics, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and advanced health assessment.Copy of California NP license and Furnishing license (out-of-state applicants must obtain California certification prior to starting clinical)
  • Written statement of educational and professional goals
  • Two recommendations from professional references who have the ability to evaluate the applicant’s performance in the nursing field (e.g., managers, supervisors, and academic faculty; not coworkers)
  • Current résumé including professional nursing experience (minimum 2 years RN experience required), education, professional or academic honors, leadership activities, and volunteer activities
  • Computer literacy

Send official transcripts to:

Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
[email protected]

Many financial aid options are available to make your Oncology Nurse Practitioner Certificate program affordable.

Delivering high quality graduate programs takes a comprehensive support system. Your investment in an advanced degree includes those services and personnel that partner with you in pursuit of higher education. Below is a detailed breakdown of the fees associated with the benefits and services included in your degree program.

School of Nursing Fees

Tuition and Fees
Nursing Master’s Degree, Credential, and Most Certificate Programs (per unit) $860
PhD in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)(per unit) $1,160
Oncology Nurse Practitioner Certificate (per unit) $1,160
Audit (per unit) half-price tuition
Nursing Clinical Fee (per semester; includes malpractice insurance) $600
Graduate Nursing Advanced Practice Lab Fee (per course) $275

Nursing courses may require additional fees. View a complete list of university fees.

All stated financial information is subject to change. Contact Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020 for more information.

Financial Aid

Several types of financial aid are available to graduate students. The resources range from federal loans and state grants to, for some graduate programs, fellowships and scholarships. For details about financial aid available for your program, please contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Program-Specific Aid

For more details on these scholarships and funding opportunities, as well as other possible resources, please contact the School of Nursing at (626) 815-5386.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program

The Nurse Faculty Loan Program is a government loan program set up to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing loans to students in advanced nursing education programs. Students must be pursuing a MSN or doctoral nursing degree. The NFLP loans will be forgiven—up to 85 percent of the amount received—over a consecutive four-year period if the student commits to serve as full-time faculty at a school of nursing following graduation. Faculty at private universities, state schools, and community colleges are eligible. Students receiving these loans must also complete the nursing education courses prior to graduation.

To view specific requirements and coursework information, visit the current academic catalog:

If you have questions, we’re here to help! Connect with a representative who can walk you through the program details and application process.

Contact Your Admissions Representative

School of Nursing


(626) 815-5386


School of Nursing
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000


Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(voicemail messages left will be addressed on the next business day)

Student Services Center

Contact (626) 812-3016 or [email protected], and visit for details on the admissions process, financial aid, and class registration.

International Services

International students should contact +1-626-812-3055 or [email protected], and visit

  • Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). 
  • 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.

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APU School of Nursing Receives $4.4 Million in Grants from HRSA

The School of Nursing received $4.4 million in Nursing Student Loan forgiveness grants from the HRSA for both baccalaureate and graduate students.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.
*Base Cost (cost per unit x program units) is provided to aid in program comparison only.
All stated financial information is subject to change. View Tuition tab above.