Graduate Nursing Programs

Graduate Nursing FacultySoutheastern Louisiana Univeristy, School of Nursing offers three graduate nursing programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Post-Masters Certificate Programs, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.




Master of Science in Nursing

The Masters’ program is part of a consortium of four universities working colloratively to provide a comprehensive curriculum in advanced practice nursing leading to a Master of Science in Nursing.

Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing


Post-Master’s Certificate Programs

The Post Masters’ Certificate program offers a curriculum that enhances the capabilities of existing adult nurse practitioners to care for patients across the lifespan as Family Nurse Practitioners or Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioners.


Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice Program prepares graduates to perform at the highest level of nursing practice. At the completion of this program graduates will hold a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and will be prepared to redesign and evaluate nursing and healthcare systems.

  • The BSN to DNP Program is designed for nurses seeking a family nurse practitioner specialization with a practice-focused doctoral degree.
  • The Post-MSN DNP Program is designed for advanced practice registered nurses (nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwife, certified registered nurse anesthesist, and clinical nurse specialist) and nurse executives.


NO MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF THE HOURS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE MAY BE TRANSFERRED. For collaborative degree programs (Master’s of Science in Nursing) and academic partnerships (Doctor of Nursing Practice) with other universities, at least one-third of the credit hours required for graduation must be earned through instruction offered by Southeastern.


Top 10 Reasons to Choose Southeastern For Graduate Nursing


Initiated in the late 1980’s with the nurse practitioner role added in 1996. An on-going program with sought after graduates who gain advanced practice employment in a variety of settings, within and outside of Louisiana.


The master’s degree program in nursing at Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (Consortium of McNeese State University, Nicholls State University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


All faculty are doctorally prepared, seasoned, possess a record of publications in well recognized professional journals, and have made numerous presentations at national and international professional conferences. They are well versed in current nursing practice issues and are personally involved and are readily available to assist students to ensure optimal success in the program.


Southeastern is a partner in affiliation with The Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing, comprised of McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA), Nicholls State University (Thibodaux, LA), the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA), and Southeastern (Hammond and Baton Rouge, LA). Students self select the university of their “home designation” for maintaining academic records and from which they will graduate. Students actively engage online with other students and faculty of all four universities.


The majority of courses, especially core courses, are 100% online, presented via the Internet. Students may enroll part-time (3-6 credit hours/semester) OR full-time (9 or more credit hours/semester). Most students are enrolled on a part-time basis.


Programs of study are offered to meet community needs, market demands and national trends. Available curricula prepare graduates in the Nurse Executive, Family Nurse Practitioner and Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner concentrations.


Contract arrangements developed mutually between students, faculty, and advanced practice nurses and/or physician preceptors in a variety of established clinical sites allow for a professional, practical hands-on experience in meeting course objectives.


Excellent quality MSN program within reasonable state university tuition levels. The University Office of Financial Aid can provide resource information for scholarships, loans and grants. They can be contacted at 985-549-2244.


Library, online data bases, computer/technology, student health services, writing centers all available to enrolled students. Qualified graduate nursing students are eligible for membership by invitation in Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honor Society of Nursing.


Southeastern is a growing academic community of over 15,000 students that strives to support student progress. Individual academic advising assists students in developing their degree plan to ensure completion of the MSN degree in a timely manner. A student must finish their degree within 6 years of initial course enrollment.