Program Overview

Master of Science in Nursing



The Graduate Nursing Program is a member of the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing Program (ICMSN), a cooperative venture among the nursing units at Southeastern Louisiana University, McNeese State University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, LA). The ICMSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.


The consortium structure allows students to enroll at Southeastern in courses offered across the consortium and receive credit toward their master's degree. The advanced nursing role concentrations offered through the consortium are nurse executive and nurse practitioner.


Strengths of the program

The Graduate Nursing Program at Southeastern has undergone significant development of its academic programs, and subscribes to distance learning methodologies. The majority of courses offered in collaboration with McNeese State University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Nicholls State University, and Southeastern are delivered with web-based and web-enhanced formats, allowing students to enroll at Southeastern and take course offered across the consortium. Clinical practicum experiences are faculty facilitated. Ample opportunity exists for peer exchanges. All programs offered prepare students to write applicable national certification examinations with highly successful pass rates. Students who successfully complete the nurse practitioner can apply for an advanced practice license in nursing.


Students enrolled in graduate nursing program can pursue full time or part time educational opportunities. We also have post MSN programs for those students with Master's in Nursing wishing to pursue additional certification. Students successfully completing the MSN curriculum at Southeastern Louisiana University meet educational requirements to take the several national certification examinations. Please note, some certification exams require additional clinical experiences beyond the master's degree to qualify.

The following are offered through the ICMSN: 


  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse Executive
  • Nurse Educator