Academic Agreements and Scholarships

Academic Agreements

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) students and graduates can advance their nursing education with the help of a partial tuition scholarship for Azusa Pacific’s accelerated RN to BSN program.

APU’s School of Nursing offers this preferential pricing to ADN graduates from community colleges that have entered into an academic agreement with APU for that purpose.

Through these academic agreements, ADN graduates of qualifying schools who enroll in the RN to BSN program receive a 10 percent partial tuition scholarship, reducing the cost of tuition to $405 per unit. View the list of eligible colleges below, and include the name of your school when you apply to the RN to BSN program.

Current Eligible Community Colleges

  • Antelope Valley College
  • Chaffey College
  • Citrus College
  • Cypress College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Imperial Valley College
  • Los Angeles City College
  • MiraCosta College
  • Palomar College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Rio Hondo College
  • Riverside City College
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • Southwestern College
  • Victor Valley College

Don’t see your school on the list? Have your school officials contact Cathy McPhee, academic partnership specialist, at (626) 815-5011 or cmcphee@apu.edu for details on setting up an academic agreement. This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid.

Academic Practice Agreement

The School of Nursing offers a 10 percent tuition discount for employees of Methodist Hospital of Southern California who will start in the RN to BSN program (all formats and locations).

To qualify for this discount, students fill out the RN to BSN Academic Practice Discount (PDF) form and provide proof of employment along with a form every year of enrollment. This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid.

Academic Practice Partner Discount

For employees of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and Redlands Community Hospital, Azusa Pacific pays 10 percent of tuition for the RN to BSN program or 15 percent for the MSN in Healthcare Administration and Leadership, MSN in Nursing Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) programs (limited to three doctoral DNP or PhD students) for the duration of the agreement with the employer.

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, be continuously enrolled in fall and spring terms at least half-time, and must submit a School of Nursing Tuition Discount Agreement (PDF) form along with verification of employment. This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid.

Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) Discount

For members of the Association of California Nurse Leaders, Azusa Pacific pays 10 percent of tuition for the RN to BSN program, MSN in Healthcare Administration and Leadership, MSN in Nursing Education, Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), or Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) programs for the duration of the agreement with the association.

Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, be continuously enrolled in fall and spring terms at least half-time, and must submit a School of Nursing Tuition Discount Agreement (PDF) form along with verification of membership. This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid.

Ben Hudnall Discount

The School of Nursing offers a 10 percent tuition discount for Kaiser Permanente employees approved by the Ben Hudnall Memorial Trust (BHMT) who will start in the RN to BSN (all formats and locations) program during the 2016-17 or 2017-18 academic year.

Kaiser pays up to $16,000 tuition for the entire program or provides a work stipend to the employee that does not count as financial aid. The student must apply through Kaiser. Once Kaiser confirms eligibility, APU will apply the discount. This discount cannot be combined with other institutional aid.

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.