Azusa Pacific University
901 E. Alosta Ave
Azusa, California 91702
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated MSN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN 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.
MSN Program Details
Nationally accredited, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prepares students in advanced theory and practice in a specialized clinical area of nursing. Graduate students are equipped to assume functional, advanced practice roles as clinical nurse specialists, parish nurses, family nurse practitioners, adult nurse practitioners, pediatric nurse practitioners, or school nurses, and may elect a secondary specialty in administration or education. The combination of theory, research, and professional development also readies graduates for doctoral study in nursing.
Graduates are eligible to apply for state certification or credential in their specialities. They may also write national certification examinations where these are offered through specialty boards.