RN to BSN Integrative Enrollment Pathway

APU’s Department of RN to BSN offers several program options that allow adult learners and Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) students to complete a BSN.

The 40-unit RN to BSN Integrative Enrollment Pathway option allows students to begin RN-BSN program coursework during their first semester of nursing school at an external Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) program; this is in contrast to the RN-BSN bachelor’s completion program (for students who have graduated from an ADN program) and the Summer Bridge Option (for students enrolled in an ADN program who begin degree completion courses during the summer). Integrative Enrollment students need to be enrolled in an ADN program and must maintain a 3.0 GPA during their combined coursework. 

Students apply for the integrative enrollment pathway after they have applied and are formally accepted into a contracted community college ADN program. Once a student is formally admitted to their ADN program, the student may then apply to the integrative enrollment pathway program at APU. For the application, students will need to supply unofficial transcripts, verification of acceptance into their ADN program, personal statement, and student information sharing agreement. Once accepted, a progression schedule is reviewed by the student and the advisors, and courses must be taken in the assigned sequence. Students already enrolled in an ADN program do not qualify for integrative enrollment and should apply for the Bridge to BSN program. Official transcripts are required from all schools attended.


Prerequisite Courses 1
RN-BSN Integrative Enrollment Pathway
RNRS 368Pathophysiology5
RNRS 321Health Assessment5
RNRS 396Professional Practice: Ethics, Issues, and Spirituality in Health Care 26
RNRS 327Nursing Research and Statistics4
RNRS 458Writing 3: Evidence-Based Practice, Theory, and Clinical Pathways 35
RNRS 469Improving Patient Outcomes: Quality, Safety, and Risk Management5
RNRS 479Population Health and Public Health Nursing4
RNRS 480Community Health and Care Transitions4
RNRS 482PClinical Practicum 42
Total Units40

Students need a minimum of 70 units of transfer credits to complete the RN-BSN degree program.


Meets the General Education Upper-Division Bible requirement.


Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement.


Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.