Admission Process for RN-BSN Online Program

The admission process for the RN to BSN Online Program is a two-part process, requiring separate applications to both the University and the Nursing Department. Our online program specialist, Cindy Parker, is happy to help you through the admissions process. You can contact her at 573-651-2766 or

University Application (New Students)

  1. Apply online at
  2. When selecting your major please make sure to select Nursing RN-BSN.
  3. Request official transcripts be sent to Southeast from all colleges or universities you have attended. Have them mailed to:
    Southeast Missouri State University
    Office of Admissions
    One University Plaza, MS 3550
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

After Acceptance to the University

Following your acceptance to the University, an advisor from the Southeast Online office will review your transcripts and inform you whether or not you have the prerequisites necessary for admission to the RN-BSN Online program. All or nearly all non-nursing courses must have been completed before the student will be considered for admission to the program. An overview of the prerequisites and requirements needed for admission to the program can be found at Prerequisites and Requirements for the RN-BSN Online Program

In addition, you must:
  1. Have a minimum Cumulative 2.8 GPA that is indicated on your Southeast Missouri State University Detailed Degree Works. To access your Degree Works, click the Student tab in your MySoutheast account and then click on DegreeWorks Student.
  2. Have a valid nursing license in the state in which you practice and have successfully completed the following: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Microbiology, English Composition II, Chemistry and the majority of the non-nursing courses.
  3. Meet all requirements in "Certified Background Check". A code will be given to you to subscribe to this service once the Director of the RN-BSN program and the Southeast online advisor have verified that all criteria listed above is met.

Important Information

  • If you are a student in or a graduate of an Associatie's Degree program and would like to know which courses will transfer, please follow this link: Nursing Self-Review of Transcripts