Accelerate Your Nursing Career with the RN to BSN Integrative Enrollment Option


In response to the increasing demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses, APU’s Integrative Enrollment Pathway offers a seamless and accelerated program for students enrolled in the Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Pasadena City College who want to simultaneously work toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Azusa Pacific University.

Simultaneously enrolled at both schools, you will complete fully online BSN courses alongside the traditional ADN coursework of the partnering institution. Within six months of achieving your ADN, you will graduate from Azusa Pacific with a BSN. The BSN is awarded after all final official transcripts are received and the NCLEX-RN has been passed. As a graduate from this program, you will enter the field with a higher level of preparedness and education, shown to improve patient outcomes and reduce hospital costs.

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

Program Highlights

  • Receive full student status at both institutions.
  • Complete most coursework with Azusa Pacific online, with the expectation of one clinical requirement.
  • Deepen your knowledge of the field with a two-year sequence that includes courses such as pharmacology, psychology, medical-surgical, obstetrics, and pediatrics at your community college, and 50 units at Azusa Pacific, including pathophysiology, research and statistics, ethics and spirituality, and evidence-based practice.
  • Benefit from a top-ranked, accredited university known for quality in academics and successful graduates.

School of Nursing Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Azusa Pacific University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The traditional baccalaureate nursing program, upper-division transfer (2+2/LVN to BSN) programs, entry-level master’s program, and the nurse practitioner program are approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Azusa Pacific University (APU) is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

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.