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Nursing

You have a passion to care for others. With an education from Fresno Pacific University, you’ll be ready to transform that passion into the career you’ve always wanted. Our nursing degrees are built upon a foundation of ethical leadership, preparing you to be a sought-after practitioner in the healthcare field. Where skill meets compassion, our programs offer a rigorous evidence-based education in a supportive Christian atmosphere with dedicated faculty with decades of industry experience. With the demand for nurses in the Central Valley growing more than 35 percent in the next 10 years, you’ll be prepared for a professional career in the growing industry—prepare to care for patients, teach, lead, understand informatics and healthcare technologies, and execute evidence-based clinical practice.

Programs

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

With small class sizes in a cohort model and a rigorous program of study, you’ll be supported and challenged as you learn in the classroom, in the nursing lab, and in clinical settings throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley. As a graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, you’ll be prepared for advanced nursing positions in direct patient care, education, and administration in hospitals, clinics, public health agencies and more. The BSN program at Fresno Pacific University also grants you priority admission into Fresno Pacific University’s graduate studies in nursing program (MSN).

Nursing (RN to BSN)

Program courses will broaden your academic foundation while focusing on clinical decision-making, critical thinking, holistic care and leadership instruction. Cohorts in the program are built around 12-20 students who progress through the program together, meeting for class one night per week over 18 months. As a graduate, you’ll be prepared for advanced nursing positions, and also qualified to pursue graduate studies in nursing—with priority admission into Fresno Pacific University’s MSN program.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN, FNP)

You’ll gain hands-on training with a wide range of complex and varied patients across family practice, women’s health, pediatrics, and primary care, equipping you for national FNP certification exams through either AANPCB or ANCC. With classes focusing on assessment, prevention and instruction, cohorts meet face-to-face one afternoon per week. An innovative residency program at Madera Community Hospital offers hands-on clinical experience. Curriculum meets AACN standards and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, giving you a broad education, applicable to today’s evolving healthcare field.

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at Fresno Pacific University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). The pre-licensure baccalaureate degree program in nursing (BSN) has received California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approval for feasibility June 2019. Accreditation evaluation is a multi-year process that has begun and will continue until after the first cohort has graduated.

Handbooks

BSN Student Handbook

Nursing Faculty Handbook