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Welcome to the School of Nursing

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Austin Peay State University School of Nursing website. Whether you are a prospective or current student, you will find information for one of the most successful nursing programs in our region.  

The School of Nursing has an excellent reputation, the Bachelor in Science nursing graduates from the traditional program perform well above the national standards on the post-graduation National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Local employers welcome our graduates due to our reputation.  Many of our graduates are affiliated with the military, so we can say our nurses are practicing around the world.  Our RN to BSN program is offered on line for practicing nurses with an Associate degree, so they might complete their degree at the pace they desire.   Our Masters in Nursing program, in partnership with Tennessee's Regent's On-Line Degree Program, provides graduate excellent on-line education in family nurse practitioner, nursing education, and nursing administration

The School of Nursing faculty and staff are committed to providing all students with a rich and rewarding educational experience.  The faculty are experts in their areas of specialization so students benefit from rich knowledge and experience of these skilled educators.  Students are challenged in the classroom, simulation lab, and clinical experiences.  The clinical facilities are valued partners by allowing our students find multiple experiences to enrich their education. 

Once again, welcome to APSU School of Nursing. We look forward to hearing from you.

Grace Moodt, DNP, MSN, RN, Interim Director, APSU School of Nursing


APSU nursing students enjoy a reputation of excellence through employment with agencies nationwide. The diverse student body includes traditional and non-traditional students, second degree students, and former military personnel.

APSU offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with two options.

  •          The traditional BSN option is for those who do not have a previous Registered Nursing (RN) degree, as well as those who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing. This option is available for full-time students and is offered in the classroom setting on-campus.

  •          The RN-BSN option is for licensed Registered Nurses (RNs) who have their Associate’s Degree in Nursing. The program can be completed completely online and is structured so that students can complete courses full or part time as they desire.

For more information about these options, please use the links to the left.


Graduate students in the APSU School of Nursing may pursue a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree offered through the Regents Online Degree Program (RODP). This program is a collaborative effort among Universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system to educate nurses and fill nursing shortages in the health care industry. There are currently four concentrations available with multiple entry options. For more information about these options, please use the links to the left.

Mission Statement

The baccalaureate nursing program at APSU is a four year program designed to prepare a professional nurse generalist to meet regional needs as described by the ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice. The nursing student comes to the University with knowledge, skills and values that are expanded and modified through the educational process and the general education core curriculum developing a base for life-long learning and an awareness of diversity and global awareness. Faculty serve as role models, demonstrating mastery of nursing knowledge, skills, and a commitment to the profession of nursing.



The BSN nursing program and the Regents Online Master of Science in Nursing Program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

Tennessee Department of Health, Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive,
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
(615) 532-5166
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing  
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Telephone: 404-975-5000