Why complete the RN to BSN at APSU?
APSU offers a 100% online program for registered nurses to complete a BSN degree. The faculty are highly effective instructors with noteworthy nursing experience, understanding the importance of the advancement of one's career. Nurses wishing to further their education find the online 24-hour accessibility of all coursework convenient and manageable. The organization of the program's curriculum into 8-week semesters allows for a quicker pathway to completion. Scholarship opportunities are also available.
APSU participates in a statewide articulation agreement for RN to BSN students with a goal of enhancing the educational mobility of RN's. APSU offers opportunities for scholarships for RN to BSN students. The agreement guides transfer credit between associate and baccalaureate programs resulting in many of the nursing pre-requisites already being met. Also offered are unique elective opportunities for nurses to begin the process of obtaining a specialized practice certification in acute care and holistic nursing.
What will I learn?
Nursing is an ever-changing discipline. With the RN to BSN program at APSU, you will gain exposure to a wider range of nursing competencies not typically taught in an associate degree program such as:
- Decision-making and critical thinking
- Leadership and management skills
- Holistic assessment of patients, families, and groups
- Evidence-based research to strengthen and improve patient outcomes
What engagement opportunities are available to APSU students?
APSU fosters a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life. Organizations and honor societies in which students can engage are SNA at APSU, the school chapter of the TSNA (Tennessee Student Nurses Association) and NSNA (National Student Nurses Association) and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma.)
What Do Nursing: Concentration RN to BSN Majors Do After Graduation?
Experienced nurses are often called on to supervise other nurses, teach essential nursing skills to students, handle administrative tasks and even conduct research.
The best nurses are patient, organized and compassionate. They can think on their feet and pay close attention to detail. A good nurse must be able to handle high-stress situations and embrace opportunities to learn new skills every day. A BSN is a stepping stone to a Masters degree in Nursing.
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse
- Physician's Office Nurse
- School Nurse
- Camp Nurse
- Staff Nurse
- Home Health Nurse
- Hospice Nurse
- Surgery Nurse
- Critical Care Nurse
- Emergency Room Nurse
- Managed Care Nurse
- Graduate School opportunities