Welcome to the baccalaureate nursing program, a part of the Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University. The baccalaureate program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has full approval by the State of Missouri through the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Upon completion of the program, you will have a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN) and the basic preparation for making application to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
The baccalaureate nursing curriculum is designed to promote your professional growth in the field of nursing. In addition to expanding knowledge and developing technical skills, you will be challenged to think critically and to grow personally, either as a general student or as an RN returning for a baccalaureate degree (see RN to BSN Online link). An accelerated second degree BSN option is also offered (see Accelerated BSN link). Learning activities will prepare you as a generalist in nursing, i.e., you will have the entry level baccalaureate skills necessary to function in any area of nursing practice.