This nondegree, post-bachelor’s specialty program includes core academic courses and those required for the School Nurse Services Credential (SNSC). It prepares registered nurses who have completed a bachelor’s degree to be effective practitioners of school health.
The School of Nursing also offers the SNSC combined with a Master of Science in Nursing for students who also want a master’s degree:
- The SNSC Program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
- Students receive personalized attention in a supportive Christian environment from faculty who are experienced as clinical nurse specialists or nurse practitioners in a variety of settings.
- Financial aid is available through scholarships and loans.
School of Nursing Accreditation
Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). In addition, programs in the nursing school are accredited by the 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 2016 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 175 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2016 Best Colleges in the West, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2016, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their educational dreams.