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Why study Nursing at APSU?

If you’re seeking a rewarding career that offers job security, high earnings and excellent advancement potential in a high-growth industry, becoming a registered nurse should be a strong consideration. RNs promote health and wellness and help improve the quality of life of everyone.

The School of Nursing offers a pre-licensure undergraduate program, the completion of which results in the graduate being able to take the Registered Nurse Licensing Examination for RN Licensure, NCLEX-RN. Additionally, the School of Nursing offers an online post-licensure undergraduate program, RN-BSN where the licensed registered nurse may complete the requirements for the BSN 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 degree in nursing.  

What will I learn?

Nursing is a challenging discipline. You will learn the responsibilities involved in caring for patients along with a variety of skills. These include effective communication, compassion, humility, leadership, and empathy.  You learn how to administer medication, monitor patient recovery, and progress, and educate patients and their families on disease prevention and post-hospital treatment.

What Do Nursing Majors Do After Graduation?

The majority of nurses work in hospitals, but some also work in private clinics, schools, nursing care facilities, prisons, military bases and more. 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 are able to 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.

Nursing Jobs:

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

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.


Brandi Holt is a nusing student at APSU
Brandi Holt

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.
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