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Nursing: Concentration Nursing Educator

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Why Study Nursing

Nurse make a real difference in their career, they can enter the workforce quickly, they have stable jobs, they work in a well-respected field, and they can chose from many specialties. Also, the average nurse salary averages over $50K a year in the U.S. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) also estimates the nursing profession will experience 9% job growth by 2030, faster than the average job market, making now the perfect time to pursue nursing as a career. In the nursing field, one can specialize in pediatrics and work only with children or work as a surgical nurse in the operating room. You may choose to work in a hospital, clinic, or school. You can also become a correctional nurse and work in a prison facility or choose an alternate path with a government agency or large corporation. The APSU School of Nursing offers two nursing education programs: the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), this includes the RN-BSN Completion concentration (for licensed AS degree RN’s), and, a Master of Science in Nursing. The Master of Science in Nursing degree allows the student to select from three concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Nursing Education. Both the RN-BSN Completion concentration and the Graduate Nursing Program are offered online. The Director, staff, and faculty of the School of Nursing demonstrate respect for all persons, serving as role models and mentors to students as they evolve in professional development specific to their level of education and practice roles. A supportive, positive, and collaborative environment is a hallmark of the school. Five
year average of 96% NCLEX pass rate in the BSN program.

APSU SON has 24 full-time faculty. All have a masters degrees or doctoral degree in their area of nursing specialty. The Director, staff, and faculty of the School of Nursing demonstrate respect for all persons, serving as role models and mentors to students as they evolve in professional development specific to their level of education and practice roles. A supportive, positive, and collaborative environment is a
hallmark of the school.

Potential students include anyone who loves caring for people in the healthcare field.

The BSN program is approved by the Tennessee Department of Health Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE Accreditation, accepts students twice an academic year in new sophomore nursing cohort, have a five year average of NCLEX scores of
96%.The APSU School of Nursing offers two nursing education programs: the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), this includes the RN-BSN Completion concentration (for licensed AS degree RN’s), and, a Master of Science in Nursing. The Master of Science in Nursing degree allows the student to select from three concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, or Nursing Education. Both the RN-BSN Completion concentration and the Graduate Nursing Program are offered online. .Use over 45 clinical sites for BSN student experiences. Awards over 175 student scholarships annually.

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Admission Requirements

For information related to admission requirements or to view the courses within each program, please visit the graduate bulletin.  To apply for admission, click here.

 

Sample Course Plan

Nursing: Nurse Educator, MSN

 

What will I learn

 

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. APSU has not made a determination whether APSU’s programs will meet all of the licensure and certification requirements in each US state or territory.  APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.

Please visit the Professional Licensure Disclosure webpage to review specific licensure information for your state and academic program.