Prepare to Provide Holistic Health Care with APU’s Nursing Major

APU’s nursing major equips students to provide effective, compassionate health care. The program provides a solid foundation in nursing care for individuals, families, communities, and people groups across the lifespan and in a wide variety of environments. Students take part in multiple clinical experiences at leading research-based centers, teaching hospitals, and other community health centers throughout the curriculum, beginning with the first nursing course.

The School of Nursing offers two BSN program options: the Traditional option and the Upper-Division Transfer option.

Put Learning Into Action

Nursing majors also have access to state-of-the-art technology, such as simulators and virtual patients. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for public health certification.

What to Expect from the Clinical Nursing Experience

Learn more about what you can expect from the clinical nursing experience as a part of your education as a nursing student—and how to make the most of it.

Throughout the nursing degree, students are encouraged to examine the intersection of the Christian faith and their nursing career, their personal spiritual growth, and the concept of spiritual care. Nursing majors leave APU with excellent skills necessary to positively impact their patients' lives.

Is the BSN Right for You?

You’re a nursing major if you:

  • Are fascinated by the workings of the human body.
  • Are thorough and detail-oriented, and work well under pressure.
  • Have a heart to help others, and enjoy working with people.
  • Don’t mind working irregular hours, on weekends, and holidays.
  • Have a talent for explaining things clearly.

Learn more about this major.

Already Have a Bachelor’s Degree?

If you have a bachelor’s degree in a discipline other than nursing, consider the Entry-level Master’s Program to earn both your Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing.

Already an LVN or RN?

APU offers LVN to BSN and RN to BSN programs that help students with LVN or RN certification add the necessary coursework in order to earn a BSN degree.

The APU School of Nursing has forever shaped who I am as a person and as a nurse. I am thankful for my nursing faculty and peers, as well as for the peers and global nursing experiences that APU provided, so I can be the nurse I am today.

Megan Frew, BSN, RN

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.