Why study Nursing at APSU?
The School of Nursing offers a pre-licensure undergraduate program, the completion of which results in educational eligibility for the graduate to write the Registered Nurse Licensing Examination for R.N. Licensure. Additionally, the School of Nursing offers an online post-licensure undergraduate program through which the licensed registered nurse may complete the requirements for the B.S.N. degree. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Our graduates have a 96% pass rate on the NCLEX-RN. Now is the time to purse a credential in nursing. Due to a complex relationship among social, political, and economic factors there will continue to be a shortage of professional nurses well into the year 2030. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released employment projections for the time period 2012-2022 indicating that the RN workforce is expected to grow from 2.71 million in 2012 to 3.24 million in 2022, an increase of 19%. As the nursing workforce ages and our profession is faced with mass retirements, an additional 500,000 nurses will be needed just to replace those retiring, totaling a need of approximately 1 million nurses.
What will I learn?
The School of Nursing is committed to empowering students to become critical thinkers, healthcare leaders, excellent communicators, and life-long learners. The school serves traditional and non-traditional students, including the military community.
The Freshmen Seminar degree requirement completed by most students is APSU 1000. The course is delivered in a small-class setting with like-minded students led by a faculty member and a peer leader. The interdisciplinary course is intended to support first-semester students and provide them with a foundation for university success. Emphasis is placed on student engagement, university learning success strategies, support services, library literacy, financial literacy, and academic and career planning. The first class meeting of APSU 1000 during fall semesters is on Freshmen Convocation Day.
The general education core is designed to develop critical competencies in written communication, oral communication, mathematical analysis, and critical thinking skills. Students at APSU select coursework in the general education core in the areas of Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. While the general education core requirements for graduation can be met by choosing courses from each of these areas, some programs of study require lower division courses that serve as prerequisites for upper division courses. Students should consult the sample 4-year plans and confer with their academic advisors as they choose their general education core courses.
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 …………..coming soon
APSU students engage in HIP curricular and co-curricular experiences that advance their learning and knowledge. Opportunities include first-year seminar, first-year learning communities, common reading experience 'The Peay Read', undergraduate research, study abroad, service and community-based learning, internships, e-portfolio development, and capstone courses & projects.
The nursing program is difficult, but it's so rewarding because you don't really realize how much you're learning until you're using that knowledge.