Welcome to the Austin Peay State University (APSU) School of Nursing website. The
APSU School of Nursing offers two nursing education programs: the Bachelor of Science
in Nursing (BSN), this includes the RN-BSN Completion track (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 between two concentrations: Family Nurse Practitioner,
or Nursing Education. Post Master’s certificates are also available for students
who have completed a master’s degree in nursing and are seeking additional specialization
in one of the above concentrations. Both the RN-BSN Completion track and the MSN are
I welcome you to contact us. We are pleased that you visited our webpages and look
forward to hearing more from you.
Eve Rice, DNP, MSN,CPNP Interim Director Austin Peay State University School of Nursing
APSU School of Nursing Mission
The Austin Peay State University School of Nursing is designed to prepare the nurse
generalist and nurses in advanced roles to meet regional healthcare needs while cultivating
an appreciation of diversity and an understanding of the national and global healthcare
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.
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.
APSU School of Nursing Vision
The APSU School of Nursing’s vision is to develop leaders in nursing and healthcare
who have the critical inquiry, skills, and values for life and practice in a global
Goal 1. Growth and Sustainability
Increase growth in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs while maintaining
quality and innovative nursing education that prepares competent and professional
Increase nursing classroom, laboratory, simulation, and student commons space.
Continued use and updates of technology and equipment to assure sustainability for long-term use.
Forge community partnerships to connect education, practice, and research that will
improve the quality of healthcare locally and globally.
Goal 2. Student Success, Scholarship, and Critical Thinking
Foster and support students’ success toward program completion.
Create an engaging student-centered learning environment that supports critical thinking
Create incentives to include faculty productivity.
Provide students with research opportunities.
Expand and increase access to student resources.
Goal 3.Culture of Diversity and Inclusion
Cultivate a climate of inclusion with an appreciation of diversity.
Support cultural enrichment programs in the SON and campus related to health care
for diverse populations.
Implement recruiting and retention geared toward faculty, staff, and student groups
that are underrepresented.
Incorporate cultural competence across curriculum
Goal 4. Professional Leaders and Educators in Health Care
Provide opportunities and support for faculty to obtain and maintain certifications
in nursing education, leadership, and specialty areas.
Create fiscal structure to support staff development.
Faculty and students will take an active role in committee and leadership positions
at program, university, state, and national level.
NCLEX Pass Rate
The BSN program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
(CCNE) until December 31, 2023.
School of Nursing Austin Peay State University McCord, Room 218 P. O. Box 4658 Clarksville TN 37044 Telephone: (931) 221-7710 Fax: (931) 221-6490
Dr. Eve Rice
DNP, MSN, CPNP
“…I’ve been with the School of Nursing for almost six years. Loving nursing and direct
patient care led me to become passionate about nursing education. I specialize in
pediatric nursing teaching in both the graduate and undergraduate programs.”