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Azusa Pacific University Doctorate Programs

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively.

Online Programs

  • PhD in Nursing — APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FALL 2022
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice — APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FALL 2022

About Azusa Pacific University Doctorate Programs

The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) is a research-based program designed to prepare scholars for a lifetime of systematic inquiry and knowledge development.

Graduates of this program are nurse scholars, educators, and researchers who are prepared to pursue systematic research inquiry to improve the health of society and prepare the future generation of nurse clinicians and academicians.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program offers doctoral-level studies in a clinically focused learning environment. The DNP prepares advanced practice nurses to bring the highest level of clinical expertise to patients, nursing students, healthcare systems, health policy formation, and clinical research.

DNP-prepared nurses will contribute to the body of nursing knowledge and the practice of nursing to improve health care globally.

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