Transition from Community College to APU’s ADN to BSN Program


Azusa Pacific’s Bridge to Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed for Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) students at a community college who want to get an early start on coursework for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. A sequential enrollment option, students in the program take prerequisite courses with APU during the summers while completing their ADN at a community college. Then, following completion of the ADN, students transition to Azusa Pacific to complete their BSN degree.

Bridge to BSN students benefit from APU’s rigorous nursing courses, studying alongside passionate faculty-practitioners to gain the skills and knowledge needed to provide compassionate care and advance their nursing career. A focus on Christian values and ethics is infused into the curriculum to prepare nurses to care for the whole person.

APU also offers accelerated RN to BSN and RN to BSN online programs for working registered nurses.

Bridge to BSN Online

The program allows students to take advantage of the convenience of online learning without sacrificing the quality of instruction or professor-student interaction. Students can accomplish their degree goals through the identical curriculum and cohort model that has been so successful in the traditional Bridge to BSN program.


  • The Bridge to BSN equips students with advanced skills and knowledge to provide a deeper level of patient care in a variety of health care settings.
  • Nursing education provides the theoretical basis for nursing practice, emphasizing the essential interrelationship of theory, practice, policy, and research.
  • Students study in a cohort and progress together.
  • Students benefit from a top-ranked, accredited university known for quality in academics and successful graduates.

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.