Programs and Academics

All programs require attendance at on-campus classes at the College location in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. No completely online courses are offered at this time.

Associate of Arts

This program is an appealing option to students who want to work in a healthcare setting but do not necessarily desire to pursue a given specialization (e.g., nursing or radiologic technology). Such students could be full-time, part-time, traditional college age, working adults, transfer students, or military personnel. Additionally, it would be helpful to have this option available on the rare occasion when students in the specializations either opt out or fail to meet College expectations. Also, many students have to wait as many as two years to begin their specialization studies, and this degree option might be an attractive option to some students, especially those who transfer in several courses, to complete while waiting until their cohort begins the specialization curriculum.

Medical Lab Science

The Medical Laboratory Science program is an 11-month clinical program of study, with approximately 25% of the content didactic education and 75% of the content clinical laboratory experience. Students entering the program must have a Bachelor of Science degree upon entry or be eligible to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university at the completion of the program. Tracks begin in the summer session each year.

At the successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take a national certifying examination for Medical Laboratory Science. Southeast Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences Medical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).

Nursing - RN

As an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program, our curriculum is intended to develop individuals to function as generalists in the profession of registered nursing. Upon completion of the program, individuals are academically and clinically prepared to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN).

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program has four tracks available

  • An accelerated LPN/Paramedic to RN Bridge track
  • A two-year full-time track offered for students with no prior nursing education
  • A 3 1/2-year part-time track offered during the evenings and weekends for LPN/Paramedic to RN Bridge students as well as students with no prior nursing education

Southeast Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program has conditional approval of the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Nursing - RN to BSN

As a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, the RN to BSN curriculum is designed to enhance the knowledge of individuals with an associate degree in nursing (ADN) who are licensed as registered nurses. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program will focus on enhancing/developing the following skills; communication, use of technology and informatics, critical thinking, leadership and management, integration of research findings and interpretation of statistics.

This program allows for seamless articulation to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, giving credit for previously learned knowledge. Up to 34 of the required 55 general education credits and up to 38 of the required 65 nursing credits may be transferred in toward BSN degree requirements. Upon graduation, students will be prepared for advancement to the Master of Science in Nursing degree.

Two-year full time, part time, and accelerated options are available. Courses in this program will be offered in a blended format with didactic classes meeting one day per week. There is a clinical component to this program

Patient Care Technician

The Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (Clinical Partner/ Patient Care Technician) certificate program prepares students for employment in an acute care setting. This program teaches skills in patient care that qualify the student to assist the registered professional nurse or licensed practical nurse in direct patient care. The student will learn how to perform uncomplicated nursing procedures.

Radiologic Technology

The Radiologic Technology Program is a two-year associate degree program which allows new students to start the cycle of classes each summer session. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to apply for admission to the nationally recognized certification exam administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

The Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
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Surgical Technology

This one-year certificate or two-year associate's degree program prepares students for entry-level positions as surgical technicians. Students learn aseptic technique, instrumentation, surgical procedures and patient care through classroom, laboratory practice, and supervised practicums in area clinical agencies. Students learn to assist the surgeon by passing instruments and sutures, holding retractors and cutting sutures.

Upon completion of the Surgical Technology Program, graduates will have met the academic and clinical requirements to take the National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists offered by the Liaison Council on Certification through the Association of Surgical Technologists.

Southeast Hospital College of Nursing & Health Sciences Surgical Technology Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.