Department of Nursing Celebrating 50th Anniversary During Homecoming Weekend


A Southeast nursing students works with "Simman."

A Southeast nursing student works with “SimMan,” a high-tech mannequin that simulates cardiac and respiratory irregularities, trauma and diseases while giving students the opportunity to practice critical thinking, symptom evaluation, procedure prioritization, diagnostic methodology and administration of treatment.



Sept. 22, 2008 – The Department of Nursing at Southeast Missouri State University is celebrating 50 years of nursing education during Homecoming events Oct. 25 on campus.

Nursing graduates are invited to bring their families and join their classmates, nursing colleagues and faculty as they meet on the steps of the Wehking Alumni Center to watch the Homecoming parade. The parade is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and travels east on Broadway from West End Blvd. The Department of Nursing is expected to have 10 entries in this year’s parade.

Following the parade, nursing graduates may participate in a number of tours, including:

• A tour of Academic Dome led by Dr. Frank Nickell, director of the Center for Regional History • The Department of Nursing in the Rosemary Berkel Crisp Hall of Nursing • Southeast Health on Wheels (S.H.O.W.) Mobile in the parking lot behind Crisp Hall of Nursing

A complimentary luncheon for nursing alumni, students and their guests will be provided on Academic Terraces beginning at 11 a.m. In case of rain, the luncheon will be held in Academic Hall. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Monday, Oct. 20, with the number in your party attending by calling Michelle at (573) 651-2585 or or Amy at (573) 651-5154 or

After the luncheon, nursing alumni and students are invited to attend the Homecoming football game during which the Southeast Redhawks will take on Tennessee State at 1 p.m. at Houck Stadium. Reserved/block seating is available. Tickets are $9 for adults, $4 for youths ages 6-18. Tickets for children five and under are free. Tickets may be purchased from the Southeast Athletics Department by calling (573) 651-2113 and request the Nursing Section Block of seating.

Also during the weekend, commemorative nursing posters of the Department of Nursing’s first 50 years will be available for purchase with profits benefiting Southeast’s nursing programs.