Study Bridge to BSN at Azusa Pacific University
You’ll rapidly accelerate your nursing career by getting an early start on Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) prerequisites at Azusa Pacific while completing your Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) with a community college at the same time. When you complete your ADN, we’ll help you seamlessly transition to Azusa Pacific to complete your BSN degree within one year. You’ll be ready to meet the increasing demand for bachelor’s degree-prepared nurses, equipped with the advanced skills and knowledge to provide a deeper level of patient care.
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.
Cost per Unit
Gain Hands-on Experience
- Prepare for a variety of evidence-based nursing practices.
- Study in a cohort and progress through the program together.
- Take evening classes 1-2 nights a week at various locations.
- Integrate ethics and faith in your nursing career.
By the Numbers
Avery Burn ’24: Sharing God’s Love Through Nursing
Avery Burn ’24 came to APU to both attend the top-tier nursing program and learn within a Christ-centered community as she pursues her calling in healthcare.
We make it easy to progress through the admission process. Our recruitment counselors will work with you each step of the way, coordinating the application and registration processes with you.
The RN to BSN Integrative Enrollment Option program admission requirements below must be met before an application is considered complete. In all cases, save copies of the documents you submit.
International students have a separate application procedure that precedes the standard admission process. View international requirements.
Note: This program is not recommended for students who lack proficiency in basic academic skills, especially collegiate-level English communication skills.
Applicants must have:
- Minimum of 60 units or more of transferable credit (earned with a C- grade or better) from regionally accredited colleges or universities, documented on official transcripts from each institution attended. Transcripts must be mailed from the colleges or universities directly to APU. A maximum of 70 units may be transferred from a community college.
- Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in transferred courses. Provisional admittance may be granted to individuals who do not meet this criterion.
Applicants must submit:
- Application for admission
- $45 nonrefundable application fee
- Official transcripts sent to APU’s Student Services Center for all college credit,
degrees, certificates, or credentials earned prior to application to APU
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 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.
- Two letters of reference from persons qualified to judge academic or professional expertise
- Current résumé
What to Expect
Once APU receives your application, application fee, and official transcripts, your paperwork will be reviewed to determine transfer credit. Once your application and transcripts are reviewed, you will be notified of your admission status. You will need to turn in all required documents in order to be considered for admission.
If you are applying for Financial Aid, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online for the corresponding academic year. Request financial aid transcripts from those institutions attended within the current calendar year. This is required by the U.S. Department of Education.
Qualified online program students will receive instructions for an invitation-only online registration process. Students will pay any outstanding fees and complete enrollment paperwork online with an enrollment counselor.
Some programs, including this one, begin as soon as enough students enroll to form a cohort. The students form a cohort and complete the program as a group. Students in cohorts need only register once for the duration of the program.
Estimated Cost Breakdown
See the table below for the tuition charges and fees that comprise your estimated total ADN to BSN program cost. Prices will be held constant for continuously enrolled students for the 15-month time period.
|Graduate and Professional Application Fee||$45|
|Professional Nursing Health Assessment Lab Fee (per course UNRS 220)||$90|
|Nursing Clinical Fee (per course; includes malpractice insurance)||$200|
|Intent to Commence and/or Graduate Fee||$100|
All stated financial information is subject to change. Contact the Student Services Center at (626) 815-2020 for more information.
Paying for Your Degree
APU offers a variety of ways to help you pay for your degree. From scholarships and grants to loans and company reimbursement, we’re committed to being sure that cost doesn’t keep you from reaching your education goals.
Learn more about the financial aid opportunities available to you.
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.
School of Nursing
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000
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- 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 (CCNE).
- 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 (BRN).
Career Outlooks and Outcomes
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.