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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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). 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.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: Effective Fall 2020, if you are accepted into the nursing program, you will be required to come on-campus during the second eight weeks of the semester PRIOR to beginning nursing coursework to take NS271 - Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Processes, & Practice (3 cr hrs). This core class is required for all students who are accepted into the nursing program and must be completed prior to beginning any other nursing lecture or clinical courses (NS or NC).

TRANSFER STUDENTS: All transfer students must meet with a pre-nursing academic advisor prior to applying to the nursing program to determine how your credits, AA, or AAT will apply. If you are transferring from an out-of-state institution with an AA or AAT DEGREE, YOU WILL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE PS220 - Missouri Government (1 cr hr) prior to beginning the nursing coursework.


Crisp Hall 107
Department of Nursing
One University Plaza, MS 8300
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701