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Admission Requirements

Admission to the RN to BSN Online Program is separate from the University. Our online advisor, Leah Michel, is happy to help you through the admission process. She can be contacted at 573-651-2766.

University Application (New Students)

  1. Apply online  (Choose the 'Domestic for Undergraduate/Graduate' Application)
  2. When selecting your major please make sure to select Nursing RN-BSN.
  3. Request official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges and universities to be sent directly from the institution to the Admissions office. Submit transcripts electronically to or mail to:
    Southeast Missouri State University
    Office of Admissions
    One University Plaza, MS 3550
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

After Acceptance to the Unviersity

Following your acceptance to the University, an advisor from the Southeast Online office will evaluate your transcripts and inform you whether or not you have the prerequisites necessary for admission to the RN-BSN Online program. The following must be completed in order to qualify for admission:

  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Current valid nursing license in the U.S.
  • Current professional liability insurance
  • Current professional CPR licensure
  • Completed a background check
  • Completed the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better:
    • Anatomy and Physiology I (must transfer in)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II (must transfer in)
    • English Composition II
    • Microbiology (must transfer in)
    • Chemistry
  • Completed most non-nursing requirements

RN to BSN Online Program Application

When you qualify for admission to the RN-BSN program, you will receive a letter giving you instructions on how to sign up for Once all of the requirements have been met you will then be admitted to the program and will be able to start taking nursing courses.

You must be a permanent resident of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky or Arkansas.



Crisp Hall 107
Department of Nursing
One University Plaza, MS 8300
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701