Azusa Pacific University

Degrees & Certifications RN to BSN
Azusa Pacific University

 

To Learn more about the program and apply to APU Click Here.
(Do NOT actually apply to APU until you have been approved to participate in the BHMT RN to BSN program.)

 

Contact:
Name: Jason Ordaz
Email: jordaz@apu.edu
Phone: 626.815.4570

 

Name: Ethan Bradley
Email: ebradley@apu.edu
Phone: 626.815.4570

 

School Overview
Our very successful RN to BSN Program is a 40 unit, 4 semesters program. It is held one night a week in Monrovia, San Bernardino, Victorville, and San Diego, as well as in an asynchronous online format. Cohorts begin each semester (fall, spring, and summer). Applicants must have 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. A maximum of 70 units may be transferred from a community college and up to 90 units from a regionally accredited 4 year institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (2.7 GPA and above considered for provisional admission).

 

Program Highlights

  • 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.

 

Delivery Type: On campus (Blended), and Online
Units for Nursing Program: 40 units
Units required for BSN: 120
Residency requirement: 30
Length of Program: 4 semesters
Cost: $18,000 ($16,325 includes 10% tuition discount for BHMT qualified students)
States: CA and potential for other states online (All Maryland residents are not eligible for campus or online). At this time, APU is unable to offer distance programs or courses to students residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. We will continue to serve out-of-state students while working with individual state authorization agencies to meet institutional authorization requirements.
Accreditation: BRN, CCNE, WSCUC (formerly WASC)
Prerequisites include 60 transferable units from a regionally accredited college with a 2.7 GPA which include Anatomy & lab, Physiology & lab, Microbiology & lab, and Chemistry & lab. Please see attached current articulation agreements between APU and CTU and APU and CSUSM.
Do prerequisites have to be taken within a certain amount of time? No
Do you require a diversity education course? NO
Does the school provide free transcript evaluation? YES
International transcripts: Please contact APU for a list of approved agencies.
What is the website for students to apply into the RN to BSN program? https://www.apu.edu/nursing/programs/rn-to-bsn/
Contact for student questions: Jason Ordaz (jordaz@apu.edu) and Ethan Bradley (ebradley@apu.edu) 626.815.4570
Contact for billing questions? Teri Franks (tfranks@apu.edu) 626-815-5300

Pre-Admission Process

  • Copy of RN license in good standing before starting clinical course.
  • Current AHA BLS CPR Card
  • Applicants must have 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. A maximum of 70 units may be transferred from a community college and up to 90 units from a regionally accredited 4 year institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (2.7 GPA and above considered for provisional admission).

 

Admission Process

  • Applicant must register online (BHMT & Azusa online portal)
  • Submit official transcripts
  • Wait for acceptance letter from admission committee (meets twice a month)
  • Online and in class students-Accepted students are invited to an orientation night 1 week before the program begins.
  • Online students-Accepted and experience a 2-week orientation before the start of their program.

 

Graduation Process
Students must complete and submit an Intent to Graduate form as they begin their final semester of classes. Registrar’s office works with the student to be sure all classes and academic requirements are completed so that student can receive academic clearance for graduation. Financial clearance is also required.

Prerequisites

Classes
The majority of the General Education requirements are met through the ADN (IEGTC or CSU) or equivalent with the exception of one upper-division writing course (Writing 3, 3 units) and Bible (Theology, 6 units) which are met in RNRS course requirements. Integrative and Applied Learning (3 units) GE requirements is also met in RNRS course requirements.

 

Please check the Ben-U Transfer Guide to see which courses from Ben-U will satisfy the classes required above

 

Prep and Computer Skills prior to Applying

  • Computer skills. Need to be familiar with Microsoft office or comparable MAC product to create documents. Do not need to be a computer expert. Need a reliable PC computer, not just a tablet, and good Internet connection. Need a microphone/headset for Adobe room activities. The 2 week online orientation will familiarize students with creating and submitting and/or scanning documents for submission. The instructor works one on one with any student needing help.
  • If taking a class, but not necessary, a Microsoft Office course for Word and Power Point is helpful.
  • We currently use Sakai Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Tutorials are on the Sakai home page and APU IMT has numerous documents like FAQs and short tutorial are available. They also have a 24/7 on site call number to assist students. Faculty will always help. If a student still struggles, they can meet with someone in Azusa, Monrovia, or our regional sites in San Bernardino, San Diego, or Victorville. Microsoft Office or comparable MAC class is only a suggestion.
Program Details

 

APU Nursing Core
Course & Class Name Units Cost
Semester 1
RNRS 368 – Pathophysiology 5 $2,250
RNRS 321 – Health Assessment 5 $2,250
Semester 2
RNRS 327 – Nursing Research and Statistics 4 $1,800
RNRS 396 – Professional Practice: Ethics, Issues, and Spirituality in Health Care 6 $2,700
Semester 3
RNRS 458 – Evidence Based Practice, Theory, & Clinical Pathways 5 $2,250
RNRS 469 – Improving Patient Outcomes: Quality & Safety and Risk Management 5 $2,250
Semester 4
RNRS 483 – Population Health and Care Transitions 5 $2,250
RNRS 482 – Community Health and Public Health Nursing 5 $2,250
RNRS 481P – Community Health Clinical Practicum (90 hours to meet PHN requirements) To be completed within Semester 4 0 ---
Tuition Total: 40 $18,000
BHMT Tuition Discount:   $1,800
Application and Graduation Fee:   $125
Grand Total:   $16,325