College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
School of Nursing
Dr. Terri A. Clark
RN to BSN Concentration Facilitator
For information visit: www.apsu.edu/rnbsn
Admission Requirements for the RN to BSN Concentration
Admission to Austin Peay State University does not guarantee acceptance to the School of Nursing.
The RN to BSN concentration has five admission cycles each year:
- Fall I Start: Applications must be submitted to the School of Nursing by 12:00 p.m. on August 12 for consideration for the Fall I semester.
- Fall II Start: Applications must be submitted to the School of Nursing by 12:00 p.m. on October 12 for consideration for the Fall II semester.
- Spring I Start: Applications must be submitted to the School of Nursing by 12:00 p.m. on December 1st for consideration for the Spring I semester.
- Spring II Start: Applications must be submitted to the School of Nursing by 12:00 p.m. March 9 for consideration for the Spring II semester.
- Summer III Start: Applications must be submitted to the School of Nursing by 12:00 p.m. on May 13 for consideration for the Summer III semester.
In order to apply, RN to BSN concentration students must:
- Complete and submit the APSU RN to BSN application by the deadline.
- Be admitted to Austin Peay State University as a degree seeking undergraduate student Have a minimum college cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
- Have completed specified nursing prerequisite classes with a minimum college cumulative grade of “C” in all courses.
- Have an active, unencumbered RN license or be eligible for licensure.
- Have validation of current science knowledge: if sciences are older than seven (7) years, the student must provide a letter from current employer validating current employment.
Following acceptance to the RN to BSN Concentration
Following acceptance into the BSN program, RN-BSN concentration students must:
- Provide a complete program package with evidence of CPR, and required health regulation, including vaccines.
- Comply with criminal background checks and drug screening as required for eligibility to access entrance into specific clinical agencies as related to clinical course objectives.
- Provide evidence of liability and personal health insurance.
Progression and Clinical
- RN to BSN clinical courses may be scheduled at sites near the student’s home with appropriately credentialed preceptors. The sites must be approved by the course faculty and there must be a contract in place between the facility and the university.
- BSN Undergraduate Progression and Graduation Requirements: Meet core performance and professional (technical) standards. See specific criteria under the School of Nursing BSN Student Handbook. A grade of “C” or better is required to pass any nursing course and to progress in the curriculum. When a course has a clinical component, the student must pass both the theory and clinical component in order to pass the class. If a student fails two courses (including failing one course two times) with a “D” or “F” they will be dismissed from the nursing program for not meeting the program requirements. A grade of “D” or “F” is considered failure to achieve course standards. A Bachelor of Science in nursing degree will not be conferred for any student who receives two grades below “C” while in the School of Nursing.
- Earn a grade of “C” or higher for courses within the general education core that are prerequisite courses for the nursing major. A grade of “D” is acceptable in courses in the general education core which are not prerequisite requirements for the Nursing major.