The applicant meets both the Southeast Missouri State University Graduate School and nursing department pre-requisites for admission to the Master of Science Nursing program of study. For more information, please consult the Graduate Bulletin.
For information about core courses and specialty area curriculum patterns, please consult the Graduate Bulletin.
Master of Science in Nursing has twice earned the longest accreditation period possible, 10 years, from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
All graduate nursing students within the Department of Nursing should contact the Department's Director of Graduate Studies.
Graduates have the potential for nursing careers that include family nurse practitioner and nurse educator. Graduates may be employed in primary care settings such as rural health clinics, outpatient centers, and collaborative practice in physician offices, and in a variety of nursing education settings. Graduates may apply for recognition as an Advanced Practice Nurse through the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Graduate assistants are assigned to assist with clinical instruction of undergraduate nursing students and various departmental faculty projects. For more information please see the graduate assistantships web site.
Southeast's nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing program are prepared for advanced nursing practice. However, eligibility for recognition as an advanced practice nurse varies from state to state.
Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner option are eligible to set for national certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
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Crisp Hall, located in the heart of the Southeast campus, is home to the Department of Nursing. Nursing classrooms and labs are well-equipped and include internet technology. Assessment labs feature up-to-date equipment, including computerized mannequins and the latest assessment instruments.
The Department of Nursing's Office of Addictions Research supports addictions research funded by a Margaret Woods Allen Endowment. Funds from the endowment finance graduate nursing faculty and student addictions research.
Department of Nursing
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza, MS 8300
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Phone: (573) 651-2871