Graduate Nursing Welcome
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 two graduate nursing programs, each with two choices of concentration:
- Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN)--Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Concentration
- Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN)--Nurse Educator (NE) Concentration
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing--Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Concentration
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing--Nurse Educator (NE) Concentration
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 $30,000 (in-state). Read the "Graduate Nursing Overview" for more information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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).