Admission Information

The graduate nursing program admits students Summer, Spring, and Fall semesters.

Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria: Graduate Nursing Program

Deadline for submission of materials

Spring - November 15th

Summer - April 15th

 Fall - July 15th

All documentation needed to support application to the graduate nursing program must be submitted prior to the application deadline for the University for the following semester.


Checklist for Applying


Apply to the university for graduate school through the and submit materials requested (for example, immunization form).

Send Transcripts

Have all official transcripts sent to Southeastern, Office of Admissions, Box 10752, Hammond, LA 70402.

Submit to Graduate Admissions Office

Submit the following to the Graduate Admissions Office:

  • A curriculum vita (resume) including the applicant's full name, address, telephone number(s), email address(s), academic preparations, degrees held, honors, awards, special interest, work history, and relevant information.

  • Evidence of a valid, unencumbered Louisiana Registered Nurse license.

           Licensure Verification 

  • A statement of purpose explaining the applicant's goals in pursuing a graduate degree in nursing, potential contributions to the Masters program at Southeastern, and plans for nursing practice upon completion of graduate study.

  • Two Letters of recommendation (using the recommendation form) from individuals who can attest to the applicant's capacity and commitment for study at the masters' level and potential for academic success. One letter should be from a former faculty and the other from a nursing supervisor. Each recommendation form must be enclosed in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature over the seal of the envelope.  


  • After completing the student portion of the form, you will need to provide it to two references, who will submit it on your behalf via the following: 



From an institutional or corporate email address, your references can email the form to gradadmissions@southeastern. edu





Your references may mail the form in a sealed envelope with their signature over the seal of the envelope to:

Attn: Graduate Admissions

North Campus Main Building

SLU Box 10752

Hammond, LA 70402


Contact Information

Graduate Nursing Office
Tel: 985-549-5045