Southeastern is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (both online and in the form of supervised field experiences) and coursework to residents of states other than Louisiana.
All Southeastern faculty are to follow the Distance Education policy when designing and developing online and/or hybrid courses.
Southeastern Online is a growing branch of Southeastern and we are dedicated to building programs to meet the needs of students. Below is a list of current online options available for 100% online and hybrid degrees. Expand each option to learn more about each program.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
Southeastern's Nursing program prepares professional nurses as caregivers and managers who provide leadership to enhance the health of a diverse community. Students receive education that incorporates professional standards of care and performance, promotes evidenced-based practice and advocates healthcare delivery that meets the needs of the community and advances the nursing profession. Please note that this program is not eligible for flat-rate tuition.
To learn more about the RN to BSN degree, visit their Program Website.
Master of Science in Nursing
Southeastern's Nursing graduate program is a cooperative venture among the nursing units at Southeastern Louisiana University, McNeese State University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Nicholl's State University. The consortium structure allows students to enroll in courses at any one of the participating universities and receive credit toward a master's degree. Students in the program study nursing theory, nursing research and issues relative to advanced nursing practice and prepare for roles as nurse practitioners, nurse executives or nurse educators.
To learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing degree, visit their Program Website.
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Southeastern's Doctor of Nursing Practice program prepares nurses at the highest level of nursing practice. Today's health care is more complex than ever, demanding additional education for those assuming leadership roles in caring for patients and assuring quality of care. This program offers doctoral preparation to nurses whose career emphasis is direct clinical nursing practice or areas that support clinical practice, such as administration and health policy development. Students in the program have opportunities for advanced study in evidence-based practice, organizational and systems leadership, health policy and theoretical foundations for advanced practice.
To learn more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, visit their Program Website.
Master of Science in Child Life
The purpose of the program is to prepare students to become advanced practitioners in Child Life. Child Life Specialists help children and families understand and cope with illness, treatment, and hospitalization. They support coping and adjustment through therapeutic play, diagnostic education, and age-appropriate procedural and surgical preparation. Child Life Specialists also help children plan and rehearse coping skills, teach non-pharmacological pain-management techniques, and utilize other expressive avenues such as art, music, and bibliotherapy to support children and their families during times of stress. Child Life Specialists typically work in pediatric hospitals, but other employment settings may include clinics, rehabilitation centers, palliative care, dental offices, and camps for children with chronic health issues.
The program offers students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in an area outside of Child Life additional study in Child Life, and the opportunity to complete both the required Practicum and Internship experiences they would have not completed during their previous undergraduate work. The program also includes more rigorous study of Child Life theory and application as well as research, program administration, grant writing, and leadership skills. Those advanced areas of study would be very beneficial for Child Life Specialists who would like to pursue management positions within Child Life programs, or rely on grants to fund their programs.
To learn more about the Master of Sciences in Child Life, visit their Program Website.
Master of Science in Population Health Management
The Masters of Science in Population Health Management prepares students to be advanced practitioners in the emerging field of Population Health Management.
To learn more about the Master of Science in Population Health Management degree, visit their Program Website.
Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership
The mission of the EdD program in Educational Leadership is to enhance the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of candidates to allow them to become educational leaders who promote effective school improvement.
To learn more about the Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership degree, visit their Program Website.
Family Nurse Practitioner
This program is fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing and is accelerated, offering completion of the Post Master's Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate in 14 weeks. This is a unique resource for meeting the needs of nurse practitioners seeking to be competitive not only in Louisiana but also in the regional health care market. The program enhances the educational options for master's prepared nurses by providing an avenue for Louisiana nurse practitioners to meet their educational goals within the state of Louisiana rather than out of state. The program prepares nurse practitioners to care for patients across the lifespan, thus providing a more educated nursing workforce to meet the needs of recipients of healthcare and healthcare employers in Louisiana.
Please note this program is not eligible for flat-rate tuition.
To learn more about the Family Nurse Practitioner certificate, please visit their Program Website.
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
This program is fully approved by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing offering completion of the Post Master's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Certificate in 4 semesters. Health care initiatives are now stressing the importance of integrative care that incorporates medical and psychiatric care as part of the health care gestalt. This program will therefore meet the needs of a significant number of primary care nurse practitioners who wish to add certification in the psychiatric arena to their practices.
To learn more about the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certificate, please visit their Program Website.
Hybrid Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences
The mission of Southeastern's Human Sciences program is to prepare students for professions which enhance and strengthen the well-being of individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan. Through dynamic coursework and a variety of field experiences, students develop the knowledge, skills, and professional characteristics to pursue careers or advance studies in Human Development and Family Studies, Child Life, or Nutrition Education and Promotion.
Today's Human Sciences professionals practice in multiple settings. They are early childhood, elementary, secondary, university/college, and Extension educators, administrators and managers, human service professionals, researchers, community volunteers, business people, and consultants who address the issues most important to our quality of life. Southeastern's Human Sciences program is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
To learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences, please visit their Program Website.
Bachelor of General Studies
The General Studies Program welcomes students with diverse academic pursuits who are interested in bridging the disciplines, widening their personal perspectives and discovering concentrations that fit their interests. An interdisciplinary degree is desirable in a rapidly changing world and provides greater flexibility in creating a curriculum for an undergraduate degree.
With that focus, we assist students with gaining the self-knowledge and occupational knowledge necessary to plan effectively and maintain successful and rewarding careers. The purpose of the degree program is to provide flexibility to students with broad interests, to offer an option to those with new or changing career interests late in their academic careers, to prepare students for entry into certain graduate and professional programs and/or the world of work, and to assist those seeking a degree for career advancement/promotion.
To learn more about the Bachelor of General Studies degree, please visit their Program Website.
Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management
Health Systems Management (or HSM) is a new curriculum that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. HSM is "the business of healthcare". The program focuses on the system of healthcare as a population health phenomenon. This curriculum teaches students the current and trending healthcare systems. It also teaches tools and methods to improve safety and quality in healthcare systems, how to collect and analyze data, and how to focus on outcomes in a healthcare setting. The curriculum introduces the financial aspect of the healthcare system: reimbursement based on outcomes and the "value vs volume" based care that is evolving in today's healthcare society. It also covers the importance of accreditation for healthcare systems, Health Informatics, and the role it plays in modern healthcare.
To learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management degree, please visit their Program Website
Master of Art in Teaching, Special Education/Early Intervention, Birth - 5
Southeastern's Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education - Early Interventionist: Birth-5 program is an alternative program leading to Louisiana teaching certification in early intervention. A strong emphasis is placed on relevant field experiences throughout the program. Students are required to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to have a positive impact on student achievement in children birth through five years old.
To learn more about the Master of Art in Teaching, Special Education/Early Intervention, Birth-5 degree, please visit their Program Website.
Are you ready to join the pride?
Step 1: Apply to Southeastern
Your first step after deciding on a program is to apply to Southeastern. You can apply by contacting Application and Admissions and choose the type of student that best describes you.
Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid has staff who are dedicated to helping you with your financial needs as a student. See the Office of Financial Aid website for information on applying for aid, types of aid, and flat-rate tuition.
Step 3: Enroll in Classes
You will be contacted by the program coordinator for your chosen degree with a degree plan and information on how to enroll in your classes.
The rest is up to you. Do well in your courses and it will be graduation before you know it. Your education is something no one can take from you. Enjoy your time as part of the pride as a Southeastern lion.