Admission Requirements for the RN to BSN Concentration
In order to apply, RN to BSN concentration students must:
Complete and submit the APSU RN to BSN application.
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 graduated from an accredited Associate Degree or Diploma nursing program or graduating in the near future.
Have an active, unencumbered RN license or be eligible for licensure.
Following acceptance into the BSN program, RN to BSN concentration students must:
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 as a Registered Nurse.
Provide a complete program package with evidence of CPR and required health regulation, including vaccines, upon request.
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.
RN to BSN students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all nursing, nursing-specific core classes, and all courses taken while in the RN to BSN Program.
BSN Undergraduate Progression and Graduation Requirements: RN to BSN students must meet core performance and professional standards. See specific criteria under the School of Nursing BSN Student Guidelines for the RN to BSN Concentration. A grade of “C” or better is required to pass any nursing course and to progress in the curriculum. 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.
RN to BSN Students are expected to complete the program within a three-and-a-half year time period.
Provide evidence of liability insurance acquired through APSU.
Proof of personal health insurance may be required.
RN to BSN clinical courses may be scheduled at sites near the student’s home with faculty-vetted preceptors. The sites must be approved by the course faculty and there must be a contract in place between the facility and the university.
General Education Core
Major Core Requirements that Satisfy General Education Core