Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from Austin Peay State University allows students to work closely with expert faculty and earn a degree that enhances their ability to provide competent care for patients in a complex and rapidly evolving healthcare system. Through the program, students learn to:

  • ​Strengthen decision-making and critical thinking skills
  • ​Strengthen leadership and management skills to meet today's challenges in healthcare
  • ​Apply a systematic approach to holistically assessing individuals, families, and groups to include physiological, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual beliefs
  • ​Utilize evidence-based research to strengthen and improve patient care outcomes through comprehensive, efficient, and cost-conscious care

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


    This is a degree completion program. Requires 120 credits for completion, including transfer and major requirements.

    • Nursing curriculum: 30 credits
    • Must be a registered nurse with an active, unencumbered licenses or new graduate with an ADN or AAS who is eligible for licensure
    • All transcripts of colleges and universities attended

    School Overview

    Founded in 1927, and named for Tennessee Governor Austin Peay, serving at the time of the school’s establishment, the university originated as a normal school for educators. Today, Austin Peay State University (APSU) is a four-year public institution of higher education, and its main campus is located in the city of Clarksville, Tennessee. Austin Peay State University hosts distance education degrees and courses through APSU Online and Regents Online Degree Programs (RODP).

    Online degrees include associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, and a teacher education and licensure program. Students can enroll in the Associate of Science Liberal Arts program or pursue a bachelor degree, including, but not limited to, fields of: communication, computer science, criminal justice, medical technology, nursing, political science, public management, and professional studies. Master’s degrees range from studies in education and communication to professional studies and nursing. Educator programs include add-on endorsements and professional development. Some programs are hybrid and do require on-campus components, while other courses may require proctored exams. Coursework is asynchronous, but classes follow that of traditional calendars with set assignments and deadlines. Online classes have the same start date as on-campus counterparts.


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