Azusa Pacific College
901 E. Alosta Ave
Azusa, California 91702
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RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Program caters to working health care practitioners who want to develop the professional skills needed to be agents of change in the 21st century. The degree instills advanced theories and skills that position graduates for a deeper level of patient care and greater roles of leadership within their organization.
Designed for the adult learner, Azusa Pacific University's accelerated degree completion programs offer flexible class scheduling, accelerated curricula, and a simplified registration process. Perhaps the most distinctive element of these programs is "reality-based learning," or the process of integrating textbook theory with the student's work and life experience. Practical in its design, APU's accelerated degree completion program gives students the tools to evaluate and enhance their lives personally and professionally.
-The BSN equips RNs with advanced skills and knowledge to care more thoroughly for patients and distinguishes them as capable leaders in many health care settings.
-Professors use students' experiences as the foundation upon which theory and practice are tested.
-Courses are designed to affirm personal and professional strengths.
-Nursing education provides the theoretical basis for nursing practice, emphasizing the essential interrelationship of theory, practice, policy, and research.
-Students in the program study in a cohort and progress through the entire program together.
BSN Program Details
APU’s nursing major equips students to provide effective, compassionate health care. This is an accredited degree that can be taken either full or part time. 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.
Nursing majors also have access to state-of-the-art technology, such as simulators and virtual patients. The program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for public health certification.
Throughout the 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.
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.