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Abilene Christian University and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) have partnered together to offer a unique experience for NAPNAP members.

Abilene Christian University and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) have partnered together to offer a unique experience for NAPNAP members.

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ACU knows every student’s journey is unique and we believe everyone can be successful, given the right tools and support. Whether you are hoping to advance in your current field or change to an entirely new one, furthering your education is the first step towards that change.

Supported by a faculty of Christian scholars, we prepare undergraduate and graduate students for service and leadership in both their personal and professional lives.

Tuition Benefit

As a National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) member, you are eligible for a 10% reduction on tuition across all ACU online programs. Additionally, our standard $50 application fee will be waived when you apply. All new online students are eligible for a variety of scholarship opportunities dedicated to our online students. Because tuition varies by program, you should connect with an advisor to discuss tuition and additional resources available to you to fund your education.

Online Community

With our online degree programs, you’ll focus on one or two class(es) at a time during each seven-week session. Whether your concerns are time, funding, or scheduling, your dedicated advisor is ready to help you figure out a solution that works for you.

Why ACU?

  • 100% online*
  • No GRE or GMAT requirement
  • Designed for busy working adults
  • Supportive, like-minded community
  • Faculty of Christian scholars and professionals

*Some programs require residency

Tools & Resources

ACU Online students have access to:

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Our team is ready to make sure all of your questions are answered and can even walk you through the application process. Contact Madison or start your student profile now.

Madison WelbornMadison (Sweet ’18) Welborn
Community Partner Specialist

Healthcare & Nursing Programs at ACU



If you are a registered nurse, our RN to BSN track is designed to allow you to complete your BSN degree quickly while giving you the flexibility to continue working in your field.



If you have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and are seeking a direct path to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, our BSN to DNP program is the right choice for you. You will complete eight courses and transition directly into our DNP program with no additional application process.

Nursing doctoral programs

Doctor of Nursing Practice

If you have completed your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and are looking to advance your nursing career, our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is designed for you. You will learn how to demonstrate leadership through developing, implementing, and evaluating ethical healthcare policies.

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

In our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program, you’ll focus on three areas: leadership and ethics; the healthcare system; and technical and foundational competencies.

Healthcare Administration

Master of Healthcare Administration

Taught through a Christian worldview, our Master of Healthcare Administration program prepares leaders in medical organizations by focusing on innovation in the healthcare industry and exploring how faith shapes the ethical challenges of patient care.

Certificate in Healthcare Administration

Certificate in Healthcare Administration

The healthcare industry is growing rapidly and seeing an influx of open positions — especially for leaders ready to take charge. Learn to improve quality of care and access for individuals, communities, and everyone in between with ACU’s online Certificate in Healthcare Administration program.

Why Get an Online Degree from ACU?

Did you know that Abilene Christian University is among the nation’s best universities? This year, U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Colleges” list ranked ACU as #2 in “Most Innovative” and #16 in “Best Regional Universities” in the West and #9 in “Learning Communities” nationally. Combine this educational excellence with the flexibility of an online format and it’s easy to understand why earning your degree from ACU Online makes sense. Whether you’re married and juggling work and kids, or a single professional meeting the demands of a growing career, ACU Online can fit into your busy life.


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