Department of Upper-Division BSN Transfer
The School of Nursing offers several professional programs at the baccalaureate level designed for students who bring previous experience and learning and want to advance their nursing career and complete their degree. The BSN Upper-Division Transfer Program provides options for students with at least 48 units of transferable nursing prerequisite courses or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) to complete coursework that leads to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
BSN Upper-Division Transfer Program Options
- The BSN Transfer Option is designed for transfer students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The program enables students with at least 48 units of transferable nursing prerequisite courses to complete the nursing major in six consecutive semesters (two years, including summers) at APU.
- LVN Options: APU’s School of Nursing offers two programs for the licensed vocational nurse (LVN)—the LVN to BSN Option and LVN to RN 30-Unit Option. The School of Nursing acknowledges that licensed vocational nurses acquire formal nursing training, continuing education units, and on-the-job experiences (including military experiences) that may be assessed for academic credit. The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) guidelines and the American Council on Education (ACE) are used to ensure a responsible evaluation. Students are evaluated individually. Open enrollment is available for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.