Nursing and Health Sciences

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.

This program can be completed 100% online.

Other Concentrations

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Nursing Education



Required Semester Hours 38 - 45

Program Highlights

  • Member of the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing Program (ICMSN)
  • ICMSN accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036; (202)887-6791
  • Southeastern's graduates consistently achieve highly successful pass rates on national certification examinations
  • Faculty are recognized for their expertise within the university, as well as throughout the health care community at local, state and national levels
  • Opportunities for student research
  • Clinical learning opportunities within a broad geographical area, including a modern clinical center located in Baton Rouge
  • Special computer and skills labs at the Hammond campus and the Baton Rouge Center equipped with human patient simulators (SimMan) and other resources
  • Modern distance learning classrooms for videoconferencing

Program Requirements

  • All students must complete a thesis or focused scholarly project
  • Total semester hours (Family Nurse Practitioner): 42-45; Total clinical/clock hours: 600
  • Total semester hours (Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner): 48-51; Total clinical/clock hours: 600
  • Total semester hours (Nurse Executive): 38-41; Total clinical/clock hours: 300
  • Total semester hours (Nurse Educator): 40-43; Total clinical/clock hours: 225


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

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

Types of Employers

  • Hospitals
  • Physician practices
  • Universities



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Student Orgs & Activities

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Rho Zeta Chapter of The Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International