Graduates in the fields of nursing and education will receive additional support through new programs and services

Officials from Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers College gathered together to sign agreements to enable nursing graduates to transfer from Three Rivers into Southeat’s online RN-BSN program.

The agreement will also allow Three Rivers graduates with Associate of Arts in Teaching to transfer into five Southeast Bachelor of Science programs of their choosing.

Dr. Carlos Vargas, President of Southeast University said of the agreement: “We are so pleased to partner with Three Rivers College on these agreements.”

Dr. Wesley Pane, President of Three Rivers College echoed his colleague and new partner’s statement.

“We’re proud to be able to continue working with Southeast Missouri State University to create better opportunities, and greater availability of education, for people in our region.”

“This agreement will make it easier for nurses across our region to continue their education and improve their skills, and will support health-care in southeast Missouri in the process.”

Regarding the benefits for graduates aiming at a teaching profession, Dr. Payne stated: “We’re also pleased to sign an agreement which will make the transfer of students from our Associate of Arts in Teaching programs to Southeast’s Bachelor of Science in Education programs even easier.”

Faculty praise the new agreement as beneficial to all involved


Dr. Gloria Green of Southeast University’s Department of Nursing said the new agreement will allow nursing students to complete a bachelor’s degree locally at a prestigious institution with a minimal amount of coursework.

“They have the flexibility of an online program, and the assurance of an RN-BSN program of superior quality, fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (C.C.N.E.).”