Your first step is applying for admission to Austin Peay State University which is
free for uniformed personnel. Note that there are separate applications for the University
and the pre-licensure BSN program, both must be completed to be considered for admission
to the pre-licensure BSN program.
Find more information for military admission and apply to APSU
The Austin Peay Center at Fort Campbell (please email APFortCampbellCenter@apsu.edu) advisors will assist with understanding military benefits, applying to APSU (free
for uniformed personnel), the Tuition Assistance (TA) Memo (if needed), and ensuring
transcripts have transferred into the University (Degree Works tracking system) correctly
and requesting substitutions for classes that did not transfer in automatically.
Please read the following webpages to gain a better understanding of the APSU nursing
Please review the sample four-year plan for completing the BSN degree. All courses in year one and through the first semester
of year two are mandatory before enrolling in nursing major courses in the second
semester of your second year.
Please see the Office of the Registrar's Transfer webpage to see how your current classes transfer to APSU. If you have additional transfer
questions, please get in touch with the Registrar’s Office and speak to a Transcript
Evaluator (931) 221-7380 or (931) 221 6447.
The pre-licensure BSN admission process is a “blind” ranking process meaning that
applicants are ranked on GPA (pre-requisites or pre-nursing core completed) and TEAS
exam scores. We do not ask students for interviews or letters of recommendation. Entrance
to the APSU nursing program occurs twice a year. Please see the BSN application process
and application dates on the BSN Application webpage.
Consideration for admission to the pre-licensure BSN program requires the TEAS exam
to be completed and included with all applications. For information on the TEAS testing
dates, don't hesitate to contact the APSU Testing Center. In addition, your TEAS profile page must include your name, date of testing, composite
score, and breakdown of all four sections. You may schedule your TEAS exam at the
APSU Testing Center. You are welcome to test outside of APSU; please contact ATI testing for information on other testing sites. Please know that you may test at APSU every
90 days, and a minimum TEAS score of 68 is required. For more information, please
see our TEAS Testing webpage.
To be competitive enough for possible entrance into the Nursing program, a student’s
GPA should be 3.35 or higher with a 75 or higher TEAS result. Competitive scores are
dependent on that admission cycle and may change accordingly. The admission ranking
formula is GPA*50 + TEAS composite score.
Please know that nursing milestones (guidelines) are in place for students seeking
a BSN degree. Please see the pre-licensure Admission Criteria webpage for more information and read the milestones to determine if you qualify.
Pre-licensure Admission Criteria
Apply for the pre-licensure BSN program
If you have questions after reviewing information on these webpages please email the
School of Nursing AMEDD point of contact: Ruth Trotter (email@example.com)