3 Reviews on Azusa Pacific University (APU)

Azusa Pacific University, a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university, offers a variety of programs including associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees on campus, online, and at several regional locations across Southern California.

School Reviews (sorted by Last Review)

  1. Anonymous
    Apr 10, 1:26 pm by
    Overall: 4.7 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 3 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2018

    My Experience

    I have enjoyed my time at APU in their BSN program! They are well known and have an incredible reputation in Southern California with great opportunities at several big hospitals in the area. The professors really care about your growth as a nurse and take the time to make sure you stay on the right tract. Nurses at clinical say that APU students tend to come with more confidence and knowledge in comparison to other schools. One of the things that attracted me to the APU was that when you apply to the school, you also know whether or not you'll be enrolled in the nursing program, rather than waiting through prereqs and hoping to get a spot later. It is a tough program, especially taking gen ed classes with core nursing classes but as long as you pass, you know exactly when you're scheduled to graduate as soon as you start. I highly recommend APU for nursing!

    About The Staff

    Like anywhere, there's great and not so great professors. I would say the majority of nursing professors are amazing and really care about you being successful in the program.

  2. Anonymous
    Jun 7, '17, 12:13 pm by
    Overall: 3.8 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 4 stars
    Experience: 4 stars
    Staff: 4 stars
    Academics: 4 stars
    Costs: 4 stars
    Support: 3 stars

    Program: Other
    Classes: N/A

    My Experience

    This is a review for RN refresher course. With only 2 more clinicals left, we learned that the contracted hospital did not sign its contract with APU. We should have finished 3 weeks ago. Now we're in limbo. The program has been excellent, but if you are considering paying $1220, make sure APU has a signed contract.

    About The Staff

    Smart and helpful.

  3. Anonymous
    May 25, '17, 7:00 pm by
    Overall: 2.7 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 3 stars
    Experience: 3 stars
    Staff: 2 stars
    Academics: 4 stars
    Costs: 1 stars
    Support: 3 stars

    Program: Entry-Level BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2016
    Focus: Ob/Gyn

    My Experience

    I attended APU through the San Diego Regional Center. I have mixed feelings about the program and staff. I completed an accelerated BSN in 1/5 years and it was tough. I don't think I would recommend doing nursing school that quickly. However, I did pass NCLEX. I had to give up all forms of my life outside of school and really got very little support from the staff.
    I felt like "cog in the machine" despite it being a very small campus. I also felt like my desires for a specialty, especially during my senior preceptorship, went unheard.

    About The Staff

    Staff at this location had a very high turn-over rate, with a lot of internal turmoil and angst between staff members. This was very evident to the students.

    Things To Know

    This may just be how nursing school makes us all feel. Overall my BSN experience, compared to my previous college experience( I hold an additional bachelors degree), was mediocre to poor.