Yes, additional forms must be completed. The forms can be found on the Graduate Nursing Program Website.
The length of time required to complete the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree depends on whether a student is full time or part time and how the student performs in courses. A full time student taking the recommended degree program course load can complete the MSN degree in approximately 4 or 5 semesters. Each concentration varies with regards to the number of practicum hours required for completion of the program.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program has traineeship funds available to those who qualify through the Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship program sponsored by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Other graduate assistantships and aid may be available.Contact the graduate nursing office to learn what is available.
Students must apply for graduate assistantships through Southeastern's Human Resources web site. All employment, including graduate assistantships, must be completed online. The site is searchable for particular positions, e.g., graduate assistantships.
Assistantships for Teaching Assistants and Research Assistantsbegin at $9,000 for the academic year (fall and spring semesters). Students receiving an assistantship also receive a tuition waiver; this includes non-resident fees for students who are not legal residents of Louisiana. The financial package for a Louisiana resident student receiving an assistantship for fall and spring semester including a tuition waiver is just over $13,000.
Job responsibilities and tasks are different depending on which type of graduate assistantship, (i.e., TA, or RA), a student receives. All students on graduate assistantships are required to work an average of 20 hours per week and must register for a minimum full course load of graduate credit hours, which is 6 hours per fall and spring semester. Students receiving a graduate assistantship in the summer are required to work an average of 20 hours per week and register for 3 graduate credit hours of course work.
Starting salaries vary widely by experience, practice setting, region and state. Approximate salary ranges include the following, but are frequently changing: