Fisk University and Austin Peay State University sign a Historic Agreement for Nursing
On July 20, 2020 Officials from Fisk University signed a historic agreement with Austin Peay University. The partnership aims to undertake cooperation in the area of admissions and enrollment of Fisk University students into the Austin Peay University School of Nursing. In accord with the guides of this agreement, Austin Peay University will prioritize and reserve spots for qualified Fisk University to transfer into Austin Peay State University’s School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program who meet published admissions criteria. Fisk University students admitted into the program will be subject to Austin Peay tuition and fee structure at the time of enrollment. Fisk University students satisfying all APSU requirements for graduation will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and can participate in Austin Peay State University graduation ceremony. According to Fisk University Provost, “this agreement allows Fisk University students to study and become nurses at one of the strongest nursing programs in the state of Tennessee and the nation. It also allows Fisk University to play an important role in bridging the nation health care gaps by playing a role in creating more minority health care professionals.” Austin Peay State University School of Nursing is committed to empowering students to become critical thinkers, healthcare leaders, excellent communicators, and life-long learners. The school serves traditional and non-traditional students, including the military community. Fisk University was founded in 1866 and its 40-acre campus is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1930, Fisk was the first African-American institution to gain accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). For more information about the Fisk University/Austin Peay State University Nursing Partnership, contact Dr. Phyllis Freeman, Associate Professor of Biology, at email@example.com or 615-329-8767.