At a Glance

Program units


Average completion time

1-1½ years

Cost per unit


Base cost



BRN, CCNE, WSCUC (formerly WASC)

*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 additional tuition information.

Transition to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Azusa Pacific’s Bridge to Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed for Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) students entering their final year at a community college who want to get an early start on coursework for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. A sequential enrollment option, students in the program take prerequisite courses with APU during the summers while completing their ADN at a community college. Then, following completion of the ADN, students transition to Azusa Pacific to complete their BSN degree.

Bridge to BSN students benefit from APU’s rigorous nursing courses, studying alongside passionate faculty-practitioners to gain the skills and knowledge needed to provide compassionate care and advance their nursing career. A focus on Christian values and ethics is infused into the curriculum to prepare nurses to care for the whole person.

APU also offers accelerated RN to BSN and RN to BSN online programs for working registered nurses.


  • The Bridge to BSN equips students with advanced skills and knowledge to provide a deeper level of patient care in a variety of health care settings.
  • Nursing education provides the theoretical basis for nursing practice, emphasizing the essential interrelationship of theory, practice, policy, and research.
  • Students study in a cohort and progress together.
  • Students benefit from a top-ranked, accredited university known for quality in academics and successful graduates.
Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.