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School of Nursing introduces new online master's degree

Officials in the School of Nursing at Austin Peay announce that an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program has been approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

The MSN program will prepare nurses to teach in a variety of settings; provide advanced nursing care; assume positions of leadership in health care; contribute to the body of nursing science and continue study at the doctoral level.

The degree, which is offered through the Regents Online Degree Program, is better known as the MSN-RODP.
Officials in the School of Nursing at Austin Peay announce that an online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program has been approved by the Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

The MSN program will prepare nurses to teach in a variety of settings; provide advanced nursing care; assume positions of leadership in health care; contribute to the body of nursing science and continue study at the doctoral level.

The degree, which is offered through the Regent's Online Degree Program, is better known as the MSN-RODP.

Concentrations are available in nursing education, nursing administration and nursing informatics. For Fall 2004, students interested in the family nurse practitioner specialization will be enrolled at Tennessee State University.

The program requires completion of 32-45 semester credit hours, depending on the specialization selected.

Prospective students may complete an online application at http://www.apsu.edu. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited program, eligibility to practice as a registered nurse in Tennessee, resume and letters of recommendation. Admission is competitive. The deadline to apply is Thursday, Aug. 12.

For more information about APSU's MSN-RODP program, telephone Dr. Kathy Martin, director of the School of Nursing, at (931) 221-7737, or visit http://www.apsu.edu.
—Rebecca Mackey