Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (B.S.N.)

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Location: McCord Bldg., Room 218
Website: www.apsu.edu/nursing

Dr. Eve Rice

Email: ricem@apsu.edu
Phone: 931-221-7483

Dr. Bettina Shank
Assistant Director

Email: shankb@apsu.edu
Phone: 931-221-6344

Nursing (BSN)

The curriculum leading to the degree of the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) includes general education core, nursing pre-requisite courses, and major requirements offered by the School of Nursing. The APSU School of Nursing offers two concentrations for completing the BSN:

  • The BSN Nursing major (Pre-Licensure) is offered synchronously on campus and results in educational eligibility for students to apply to take the NCLEX examination for state licensure through the respective state boards of nursing.
  • The RN to BSN concentration is designed for Registered Nurses (RNs) who have an active, unencumbered license or new graduates with an associate degree who are eligible for licensure. RNs enrolled in the RN to BSN concentration complete online courses in an asynchronous format available 24 hours a day via the University’s web based instructional program.

Once enrolled, students have seven semesters to complete the BSN degree. Extensions may be granted on an individual basis. Students must review their courses of studies with a designated School of Nursing Advisor each semester.


The BSN Program is approved by the Tennessee Department of Health Board of Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). These organizations may be reached at:

Tennessee Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Dr
Nashville, TN, 37243

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington DC 20001


Some University Programs have additional requirements and information included in the Program Handbook.  Program Handbooks, which are incorporated into herein by reference, are available by selecting the following link: : Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

General Education Core

  Credit Hours
see General Education    41
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement 1


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