Azusa Pacific University

School of Nursing

College Type: Four or more years, Private not-for-profit

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BSN Program

The Azusa Pacific University Nursing program prepares students to provide effective and compassionate health care. The Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree is an accredited program that can be taken either full time or part time.

The progam is offered in two BSN program options: the Generic option and Two-Plus-Two (High Desert) option

The Generic option admission requirements are:

  • High School and College Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • A one-page statement on career goals
  • A resume of work experience in the past five years
  • Complete pre-requisite college level course work with a 'B' average or higher
  • Current CPR certification
  • Clean criminal background check

Two-Plus-Two (High Desert) Program Option (Transfer applicants)

Inaddition to the generic requirements, the 2+2 option requires a minimum of 60 semester units of nursing pre-requisites for the semester in which the applicant is seeking admission. A minimum GPA of 3.00 for all college level coursework is required for admission in this track.

The Nursing program requires health clearance performed within the preceding 12 months. The student is expected to demonstrably prove an ability to meet the physical standards.

Application deadline are September 30 for spring admission and January 31 for fall admission.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 82.68%
Average number of students tested annually: 152
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Azusa Pacific University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 152 80.26 71.45
2011 179 83.24 88.22
2010 123 84.55 87.53
2009 134 87.31 88.47
2008 88 84.09 87.58
2007 79 88.61 85.88

Accelerated MSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 87.5%
Average number of students tested annually: 37
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Azusa Pacific University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2011 35 88.57 88.22
2010 39 79.49 87.53
2009 36 94.44 88.47
2008 20 80 87.58
2007 25 92 85.88

LPN to BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 84.04%
Average number of students tested annually: 137
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Azusa Pacific University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2011 152 80.26 88.22
2010 123 84.55 87.53
2009 134 87.31 88.47
2008 88 84.09 87.58

Masters Program

The Azusa Pacific Master of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare students for advanced theoretical and practical specialization in a clinical nursing. The program is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Graduates from the program are trained to assumed roles as advanced clinical nurse specialists, adult nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists and pediatric nurse practitioners. Students may also elect to take a secondary specialty in education and administration.

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for advanced practice certification in their specialties as well as applying for national credential by examination through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Admission Requirements

  • Apply and be accepted by the graduate school at the University
  • Official transcripts for baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited school
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (Students with a GPA of 2.7-2.99 may be accepted provisionally)
  • Personal and professional recommendation forms
  • Personal statement describing professional and educational goals
  • Computer Literacy
  • Completion of prerequisite courses in the sciences and non science requirements
  • Resume
  • Pre-admission interview

Admission to the program is highly competitive and meeting application requirements will not guarantee admittance.

The application deadline for admission in the fall semester is the November of the previous year while the deadline for admission in the spring semester is the 1st of March and applications for the summer semester need to be received by the 1st of July.

Program accreditations: CCNE

Masters programs offered at this school:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

Doctoral Program

Program accreditations: Not Accredited

Doctoral programs offered at this school:

DNP

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

PhD

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

Accelerated BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 82.68%
Average number of students tested annually: 152
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Azusa Pacific University as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 152 80.26 71.45
2011 179 83.24 88.22
2010 123 84.55 87.53
2009 134 87.31 88.47
2008 88 84.09 87.58

LPN to ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate : -
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

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Azusa Pacific University
901 E Alosta
Azusa, CA 91702