Southeast Missouri State University
Southeast Missouri State University is located in Cape Girardeau, MO. They offer two programs, a BSN program and an RN to BSN online program. Both of them are CCNE accredited. Unique to SMSU is that there’s no such thing as in-state or out-of-state tuition rates; instead, all students pay the same price.
SMSU boasts a highly educated nursing faculty, who all hold a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing. The program has a small faculty-to-student ratio, allowing for more personalized attention. Furthermore, students are well prepared for the NCLEX as the program includes a full semester of preparation for the exam. After completion of the first two years of the program, students will gain hands-on experience in various healthcare settings, including schools, long-term care facilities, and major hospitals.
The RN to BSN program is designed for licensed registered nurses, allowing them to combine work with further education. The online program is very flexible in terms of scheduling, which is ideal for those with busy schedules, and also allows students to schedule field experiences that are in their local area.
Best Ranked BSN Programs by State
Top 100 ADN and BSN Programs in America
Sources: The State Board of Nursing from Each State, U.S. Department of Education: College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education – OPE, National Center for Education Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics