24 months
11938 USD/year
11186 USD/year
6204 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Nursing program of the Southeast Missouri State University 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.


The Nursing program of the Southeast Missouri State University offers a family nurse practitioner (FNP) option and, with sufficient enrollment, a Nurse Educator option.

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 advanced nursing care and for critical investigation, integration, and synthesis of scientific knowledge in advanced nursing practice. MSN preparation provides a foundation for doctoral study.

What You'll Do

  • Prepared at the master’s level within the discipline of nursing as well as receive preparation in an advanced nursing role as a family nurse practitioner or a nurse educator.
  • Exposed to a variety of teaching modalities including face-toface instruction, completely online instruction, and heavily blended delivery of instruction.
  • Expected to complete hands-on experiences in a variety of settings with experienced preceptors in preparation for the family nurse practitioner or nurse educator role
  • Eligible, upon graduation within the FNP option, to register for a national certification examination for family nurse practitioners OR upon graduation within the Nurse Educator option and with pre-requisite post-graduation experience, to register for a national certification examination for nurse educators.

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Faculty of Schools of Nursing
  • Community-based Health Centers
  • Extended Care Facilities
  • Federal Government Agencies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Informatics for Advanced Nursing Roles
  • Quality and Safety in Advanced Nursing Roles
  • Organizational & System Leadership for Advanced Nursing Roles
  • Evidence-Based Practice: Synthesis and Translation
  • Policy, Politics, and Advocacy in Advanced Nursing Roles
  • Advanced Pharmacology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree with an upper division major in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • A minimum GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale
  • Current licensure as a registered professional nurse that allows practice within the state of Missouri
  • A grade of 'B' or higher in a course in health assessment or demonstrated proficiency in health assessment which includes physical examination and history taking
  • A grade of 'B' or higher in an introductory course in statistics (graduate or undergraduate)
  • Current CPR (professional level) certification
  • Statement of academic goals and objectives for graduate study/advanced practice
  • Clinical experience as a registered nurse prior to admission is strongly recommended

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11938 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11186 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6204 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6204 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Cape Girardeau

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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