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Dear perspective graduate nursing student:

Hello, and welcome to the graduate nursing program. We are excited that you are considering Austin Peay State University to advance your nursing degree to the next level. Nursing has always been an integral part of the healthcare system and is the largest entity to ensure quality care for everyone.

The graduate nursing program at APSU prepares graduates to make significant contributions to the overall improvement of health and essential professional practice standards in a variety of settings. Providing a positive impact across the patient’s lifespan is a goal of the APSU Graduate Nursing program.

There are three concentrations for our MSN program:

Students accepted into the graduate nursing program experience enhanced learning and networking through on-campus visits. During these visits, faculty mentors guide students in learning essential skills/competencies for the advanced role of choice. Students report that these on-campus visits are FUN and they enjoy the socialization with peers and faculty.

The APSU School Nursing graduate nursing program strives to have a personal relationship with its students and to offer an affordable pathway to graduate nursing education. APSU has the lowest graduate tuition per/credit hour in the state of Tennessee. Students can earn their MSN at APSU for less than $20,000 (tuition only/in-state). Read the "Graduate Nursing Overview" for more information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


T. Michelle Robertson DNP, APN, FNP-BC
Professor of Nursing
Coordinator, APSU Graduate Nursing Program




Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by The ACEN

The APSU School of Nursing wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for initial accreditation of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program at a meeting scheduled at 1:00 pm on March 15, 2023, via Zoom https://apsu.zoom.us/j/83015045099

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3390 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

Or email: mstoll@acenursing.org  

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by February 28, 2023.

Galen College Online RN to BSN Receives CCNE Accreditation

The master's degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Austin Peay State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).