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Master of Science in Nursing

Welcome to the Master of Science in nursing program, a part of the Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University. The MSN degree offers a family nurse practitioner track.

The University’s graduate nursing program is the only graduate nursing program physically located in the region and focuses on the assessment, management and delivery of health care services to individuals and families across the lifespan. Particular emphasis is directed to health care needs of underserved populations in rural areas. The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The MSN program prepares graduates for the delivery of primary health care and for critical investigation, integration and synthesis of scientific knowledge in advanced nursing practice. MSN preparation provides a foundation for doctoral study.

For further information about the MSN Program, please contact Secretary in Nursing, Josh Naeger, at (573) 986-6413 or

Quick facts

      Academic home:  The College of Education, Health and Human Studies.
      Accreditation:  Higher Learning Commission, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
      Delivery mode:  1st year:  Highly blended, some campus visits required, but not more than one day per week
2nd year:  Face-to-face class one day per week
      Credit hours:  43 including 8.5 clinical hours (765 clock hours)
      100% Cumulative 5-year pass rate on the ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner board certification examination.       


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