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Austin Peay's Bachelor of Science in Nursing helps open the door to the professional and graduate worlds.

Whether you plan to seek employment post-graduation or head to graduate school, our doctoral-educated faculty in the School of Nursing will prepare you to be a leader in the healthcare industry. The baccalaureate program offers two options, the pre-licensure BSN Nursing Major and the RN to BSN concentration. Each concentration is designed to meet the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice.

 

APSU School of Nursing Baccalaureate End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Austin Peay State University BSN program will be able to:

  • Collaborate in safe, cost effective care using evidence-based practice to support optimal client health outcomes
  • Integrate knowledge about current healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments
  • Employ effective oral, written, and technological communication skills when interacting with colleagues, clients, and the health care system
  • Demonstrate culturally competent health promotion and disease prevention interventions for individuals and populations
  • Exhibit professionalism and professional values that include altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice
Hunter Burkhart
Hunter Burkhart
BSN Nursing Graduate

The program at Austin Peay was great for building my confidence and showing me that Austin Peay nurses really do make some great nurses.
Shondell Hickson
Shondell Hickson
Professor of Nursing

I love making an impact on the health care of our community by educating future nurses.
Jessica Sheers
Jessica Sheers
BSN Nursing Graduate

My hands-on internship experience was more than just shadowing someone; the real work I did solidified my desire to be a nurse.

Jessica Sheers' experience at Austin Peay helped her land a coveted internship at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.