Recent Alumnus 2012-05-15T23:52:12Z
Health & Safety:
Good Solid Effort – The campus police are always around at APSU--unfortunately, they are usually writing parking tickets, but I do appreciate seeing them on patrol. Once my sister and I saw a guy and girl fighting on the sidewalk and the guy started to get physical with the girl. Let me tell you, by the time we called directory assistance on my cell phone and briefly spoke to APSU police, they had a squad car on the scene in less than two minutes to investigate.
Though one part of town that is kind of rough is close to APSU, as long as you are sensible and not being stupid (drunk at night alone approaching strangers, etc.) I think you will be just fine.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-15T23:49:28Z
Growing...Hopefully in a Positive Way – Austin Peay is in Clarksville, TN. This is not only a college town, it is also an Army town with Ft. Campbell just minutes away. This is good in many ways--local restaurants are multicultural (we have lots of German and Korean restaurants that are great), and there is always money in the town because soldiers are always spending deployment money (nice housing, lots of car dealerships, restaurant chains, etc.).
We do have some poverty and crime (some related to the military presence, some not). Unfortunately APSU is kind of close to the projects/bad part of town, but campus itself and on it's other side are beautiful, well lit, and well policed. I feel it is safe enough to live here (and I have happily done so for years), but keep your eyes open when enjoying yourself.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-15T23:44:19Z
Expanding Nicely – I think Austin Peay really tries to meet their students' dining needs. In the past couple of years they have added a Papa John's Pizza and a Starbucks, and we already have the giant generic cafeteria, Chik Fil A, Einstein Bros. Coffee, and a great local place called Blondie's Coffee and Sandwiches. APSU is the type of school that really will listen to the students if they want to give suggestions.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-10T22:43:57Z
Don't Live in Emerald Hills – Emerald Hills is expensive housing for adult students but there is no insulation, there are bugs everywhere, they are constantly digging something up or turning off your water or otherwise doing something to your house that makes you wish that you had never moved in. The buildings are over 60 years old and un-renovated. I get maybe 4 minutes of hot water at a time so showers have to be short. Concrete floors, cinderblock walls and drafty windows and doors is what you have to look forward to.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-10T22:39:22Z
Guys & Girls:
Lots of Children. Everyone's really young and rude. Typical students, typical school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-07T19:12:13Z
Health & Safety:
Somewhat Safe – There is a good campus police system on campus who do work hard to respond to situations. The real problem seems to not be the campus itself, but areas near the campus such as neighborhoods who are notorious for drug deals and rapes. There are various areas around campus where students can sound an alarm if they need help. Personally I do not feel 100% safe walking around campus alone at night time. Each year there have been rapes and robberies on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-07T19:07:38Z
APSU is quite diverse. There are multiple ethnicities. I think this is due in part to being near a military base. We have a lot of racial diversities - african american, africans, asians such as koreans, chinese, vietnamese, and also many europeans such as germans. There are students from all of the united states as many are spouses and children of military personnel. There are not many challenges to acceptance that I've noticed. Students are free to express themselves as they please as long as they are not offensive to others.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-07T18:58:30Z
It is rewarding to be in the nursing program at APSU. Many people apply but few are accepted. It IS a lot of work but will be worth the time and effort in the end. The workload is pretty stringent and heavy. There is always something to be studying and learning. Information builds upon itself. What you learn in one semester you cannot forget the next semester. The professors are mostly helpful and understanding. Clarksville, TN is a military town with Fort Campbell nearby and often professors must be very understanding with students who have spouses who deploy or are sent away for training. Most instructors will help these students by being understanding during their difficult times. Also, if instructors see that a student is struggling, they seek to intervene as quickly as possible to help the student learn better. If a student fails a test then a meeting occurs between the instructors and student to try to assess their situation and how they can have a successful test the next go-around.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-07T18:53:25Z
Sounds Impressive – I will start my internship next week at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. I'll work three days a week, 12 hours each shift for 7 weeks. I'll rotate through various intensive care units such as surgical ICU, medical ICU, neurological ICU, cardiovascular ICU, trauma ICU, burn ICU, and the emergency department. I had to pay $600 for this internship program and I don't get paid for it. My responsibilities are similar to a licensed registered nurse. I'll be working directly under an assigned nurse to perform all of the tasks and duties which he/she will perform. I'm very excited!
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-07T18:46:42Z
Pretty Happy – Overall I am pretty happy with APSU's nursing program. They seem to prepare you to take your NCLEX licensure adequately. For the last two years we've had a 100% NCLEX pass rate which is pretty impressive. If I was to go back and choose a major again I would still choose nursing. I feel that it is a very fulfilling career which gives back to the community and to others in need while also providing a sound financial basis which is needed for nurses. Currently my goal is to graduate and work. At this point I do not mind so much what field of nursing I work in. There is a need in every field. It's important for me to get out there and get experience. Once I gather some experience then I will start deciding on a masters program. I do prefer critical care nursing such as in burn units, trauma units, intensive care units, and the emergency department. I am a little concerned after graduation to find a job. Even though nurses are in high need right now, there has been a hiring freeze in our area. I hope it clears up soon so new graduates and other experienced nurses can find needed employment.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-07T18:39:39Z
Challenging but Not Impossible – To get into APSU's nursing program it is best to declare your major right away in your freshman year. This way you can be sure to take the classes you really need and not waste time taking classes that you don't really need. You must do 3 semesters of prerequisite courses. These are relatively easy as long as you stay on top of your game. Be sure to meet with your advisor to make sure you are on track. To apply you must complete the prerequisite classes and also take a TEAS test. You must have at least a 3.0 GPA but to be competitive it should be around a 3.5 or higher (although students have gotten in with less).
College Junior 2012-04-26T20:47:35Z
the grades are ok. the professors some of them are terrible and misplace things easily
College Junior 2012-04-26T20:46:59Z
Great Atheletics – Austin Peay has great athletic facilities especially the baseball field.
College Senior 2012-04-15T18:43:48Z
Not So Sure – I haven't really dealt much with finiancial aid. I received the Tennessee Hope Lottery Scholarship and my parents are nice enough to pay the little bit that is left over.
College Senior 2012-04-15T18:41:20Z
Convienient Food, High Prices – Austin Peay does give a nice variety and in the past year several different places have been added with healthier choices. Austin's Cafe, a late-night-grease-buffet type of place was replaced with a Subway. My only complain is pricing. Being a typical broke college student (working 25-30 hours a week plus full time student), it seems prices could be a little more resonable.
College Senior 2012-04-15T18:37:22Z
Health & Safety:
Safe Campus, Use Your Head! Personally, I have never felt unsafe on campus but I also take precautions to make sure I am aware of my surroundings. There have been a few incidents in the past year, petty theft and a suspicious vehicle here or there, but campus security is very prompt about getting information out to students. They are always on call if needed, even if its just for an escort.
College Junior 2012-04-11T16:05:10Z
If you live in the orange area for parking, there are not enough spots available for all of the residence.
College Junior 2012-04-11T16:00:08Z
Your first year at Austin Peay, you get the worst classes. The professors expect you to come in knowing how to do everything. It's hard at first but by the next semester you can do it yourself. It would be nice if they actually helped the first time though.
College Sophomore 2012-04-10T19:25:29Z
Campus Life – Living on campus was okay. Since I left, they have since built a more suitable housing facility. Mine was water damaged.
College Junior 2012-04-09T14:42:45Z
Health & Safety:
Health and Safety – APSU is very good about health, safety, and security. There is a monthly healt and safety check for all on-campus housing to make sure that the places the students are living are safe and livable. The campus has its own police force and it keeps campus safer by the day. They even have a police escort for students, usually at night when a student is alone on campus and they give them a ride where they need to go.
College Junior 2012-04-09T14:38:38Z
Theatre Performance/Vocal Performance – By creating my own degree in Musical Theatre, double majoring in Vocal performance and Theatre performance is a lot of work for a college freshmen. Fortunately, the professors in the music and theatre departments are extremely helpful. They are willing to work with you and will sit and talk to you like the adult that you are.
College Junior 2012-03-27T19:04:29Z
New Beginnings – There's always something going on that anyone can get involved in. The community is very welcoming and accepts new comers.
College Junior 2012-03-16T12:33:17Z
Good Size – So far, its a great school. Not too big to where you can never get to know your professors but not too small either. However it is growing by the numbers.
College Junior 2012-03-16T12:32:28Z
Local weather is decent. Nice and warm during fall and spring..Very cold during winter
College Junior 2012-03-16T12:30:12Z
The atheletic center is great. You have a number of options to choose from when it comes to working out, going for a swim or playing Tennis. The Library could use more computers being that it always gets super full. Campus Activities is pretty good. Much involvment from students and we get tonsssssss of free t-shirts.
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