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School of Nursing & Accreditations

School of Nursing

The Austin Peay State University School of Nursing is designed to prepare the professional nurse to meet regional healthcare needs while cultivating an appreciation of diversity and an understanding of the national and global healthcare environments.

Our highly educated practitioners and experienced faculty members are committed to serving as role models and mentors to students as they evolve in professional development specific to their BSN level of education and practice roles. A supportive, positive and collaborative environment is a hallmark of our online program.

The School of Nursing is committed to empowering students to become critical thinkers, healthcare leaders, excellent communicators, and lifelong learners. Our vision is to develop leaders in nursing and healthcare who have the critical inquiry, skills and values for life and practice in a global society.

Core Values

  • Quality
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Global Awareness
  • Professionalism
  • Caring
  • Safety


Austin Peay State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC™).

The BSN program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

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