RN to BSN Program

Thank you for your interest in the RN to BSN Completion Program, a Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Southeast Missouri State University. In the links you will find information on the Department of Nursing's admission and progression information, curriculum pattern, graduation requirements, course test-out information, and the RN to BSN application form.

The Baccalaureate Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Missouri State board of Nursing. Upon completion of the Program the graduate is awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and is prepared to make application to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure Examination for credentials, as a registered nurse (RN).

The RN to BSN Program enables a registered nurse, who has either an associate degree or diploma in nursing, to gain advanced placement in the BSN nursing major. Two bridge courses have been designed to enable the RN to earn advanced placement in the generic Baccalaureate Nursing Program. The Department recognizes prior knowledge and experience to promote advanced learning without repetition of nursing education and practice. Credits for previous educational work are determined on an individual basis and/or through articulation agreements with the 12 junior colleges that serve the Southeast Missouri region.

Upon completion of the Program, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing is awarded. The Degree combines liberal arts courses, through the School of University Studies with current nursing theory and practice. Nursing assessment, research, rural health care of the frail elderly, leadership/management and community health skills and personal development are taught. The curriculum is based on the core concept of knowledgeable caring which provides opportunities for the nurse to interact with clients, communities, and the environment in ways that "facilitate understanding and growth through the human experiences of wellness, illness, healing and dying" (BSN Philosophy).

Course work can be pursued through a one day a week option (see attached) on campus or an evening weekend option at the RN-BSN outreach site in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Some non-nursing courses are also offered Sikeston, Malden, Poplar Bluff, and Flat River. Faculty advisors are available to assist applicants in the development of an individualized plan of study. For further information, call (573) 651-2678 for campus information or (573) 651-2939 for outreach site information. 

Or contact Jessica D'Aoust at (573) 840-9575 

E-mail: jldaoust@semo.edu 

Southeast Missouri State University

RN to BSN Bootheel Regional Office

One University Plaza - MS9850

Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


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