Advance Your Career with an RN to BSN

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With more hospitals now requiring nurses to have a BSN degree, Azusa Pacific's accelerated Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program helps nurses advance their careers.

APU's RN to BSN degree program caters to working registered nurses (currently licensed in the U.S.) who want to develop the professional skills needed to help meet the growing needs of today’s health care industry. The degree instills advanced theories and skills that position graduates for a deeper level of patient care and greater roles of leadership within their profession.

APU also offers the RN to BSN online in addition to four Southern California locations, allowing students to complete the degree when and where it’s most convenient.

RN to BSN Program Highlights

  • The BSN equips RNs with advanced skills and knowledge to care more thoroughly for patients and distinguishes them as capable leaders in many health care settings.
  • Professors use students' experiences as the foundation upon which theory and practice are tested.
  • Courses are designed to affirm personal and professional strengths.
  • Nursing education provides the theoretical basis for nursing practice, emphasizing the essential interrelationship of theory, practice, policy, and research.
  • Students in the program study in a cohort and progress through the entire program together.
  • ADN graduates from community colleges that hold an academic agreement with APU can receive a 10 percent partial tuition scholarship when they enroll in the RN to BSN 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.