admission

Step-by-Step Admission Requirements - PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL ONLY BE IN EFFECT FOR STUDENTS APPLYING FOR ADMISSION TO THE SPRING 2018 GROUP.  THE NEW ADMISSION STANDARDS WILL BE UPLOADED AT A LATER DATE.

Note: If considering application for admission for fall 2018 or later, contact your advisor or the Department of Nursing for updated requirements.

Please make sure that you...

...are eligible to apply

Please make sure you are eligible to applyYou must have at least a 2.800 overall GPA to apply. Applications for students with less than a 2.8 GPA will be returned.  Studies show that students who do well in the sciences are more likely to be successful in nursing school.  For this reason, applicants are admitted to the nursing program on a competitive basis using the overall college grade point average (GPA) plus the top three grades in the four required sciences.  Please see the following example, which indicates the importance of the doing well in the sciences with at least three grades of A encouraged.  The average final score for admission typically runs in the high 15.5 to 15.7 range.
  Student #1   Student #2
Overall GPA 3.672   3.525
A & P I Grade = A 4.000 B 4.000
A & P II Grade = A 4.000 B 3.000
Chemistry Grade = C 3.000 C 4.000
Microbiology Grade = A 4.000 C 2.000
Add top 3 of 4 to overall GPA  FOR TOTAL = 15.672  

14.525

...have been admitted

You must have applied and been admitted to Southeast Missouri State University in order for evaluators to access information in the student database.  Your assigned Southeast Student ID# and Southeast e-mail address should be included on the application.

...included a mailing address

The application should contain a correct mailing address where you wish to receive any correspondence from the Department of Nursing.  All e-mail correspondence will be directed to the Southeast E-mail account, so be sure that the Southeast Key is activated and your password is working properly.

...have completed all pre-requisite courses

Students are required to have all university studies and pre-requisite courses completed before beginning any nursing coursework.  The seven pre-requisite courses are A&P 1, A&P 2, Chemistry, Microbiology, Statistics, Nutrition, and Human Development.  At the time the student submits his or her application, three of the four sciences must be completed and all other coursework must be in progress.  Evaluators should be able to confirm enrollment in any remaining courses by pulling up a student’s Southeast degree audit or reviewing submitted transcripts. 

Special Information for Transfer Students and Students with a conferred Associate’s Degree:  With an associate’s degree, the lower-level university studies courses are typically waived; however, two of the upper-level (300-level) interdisciplinary courses are required of both associate’s degree students and transfer students.  These courses are unique to Southeast and must be completed here.  Students should make sure that they have met all university requirements and nursing requirements.

...include any other college transcripts

Transfer students should also include an unofficial copy of all college transcripts in order for the application to be considered.  Applications without unofficial transcripts attached will be returned to the student.

...complete the application legibly

Please fill out the application completely and legibly in either black or blue ink.  You may also type the application if you choose.

Contact

573.651.2585
nursing@semo.edu
Crisp Hall 213
Department of Nursing
One University Plaza, MS 8300
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701