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BSN Program Overview

Program Overview

The Baccalaureate Nursing Program at APSU is a four academic year program, with 1.5 years of gen pre-nursing courses, and five semesters of nursing courses. Students completing the program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree, and will be educationally eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nurse (RN) licensure. The School of Nursing consistently produces graduates who have high NCLEX-RN pass rates, often well above the state and national mean.

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.

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.