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Lamar University's online master's program in nursing education prepares you to lead the way in the future of nursing education. Offering one of the top two MSN programs in the country, the JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing at Lamar University is highly respected in the healthcare community. In this program, you will deepen your knowledge and clinical practice while you build leadership abilities and teaching skills.

icon $12,136* Total Program Cost
icon As few as 24 months Program Duration
icon 37 Credit Hours
icon $12,136* Total Program Cost
icon As few as 24 months Program Duration
icon 37 Credit Hours

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Lamar University's online MSN in Nursing Education program fully prepares you for the classroom with core knowledge and teaching methodologies to help your students learn to deliver quality care in a rapidly changing health care landscape. You will also learn proven strategies for designing and implementing challenging and effective learning objectives and curricula, as well as advanced instructional methods that enable you to create an engaging and active learning environment.

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Tuition

We understand that it can be difficult to manage work, classes, life and finances. That’s why LU offers an affordable online education with pay-by-the course options.

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$12,136 Total program cost. Price includes distance learning fee.

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Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.

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The MSN in Nursing Education online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule.

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8-Week Courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring I 2019 1/22/2019 1/6/2019 1/17/2019 3/8/2019
Spring II 2019 3/20/2019 2/27/2019 3/18/2019 5/14/2019
Summer 2019 5/28/2019 5/7/2019 5/23/2019 7/19/2019
15-Week Courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring 2019 1/22/2019 1/6/2019 1/17/2019 5/14/2019

Fall 2018 Graduate Course Schedule

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Admissions

Lamar University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please review the admission guidelines carefully. For specific questions or more details, view our admission FAQs.

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Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from a nationally accredited nursing program (ACEN or CCNE).

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Cumulative 3.0 GPA

Students whose GPA falls between 2.75 to 2.99 will be required to pass an entrance exam with a score of 393.

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Current RN License

Submit documentation of your current, unencumbered, state-issued nursing license.

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University Admission Requirements

  • Complete online application and pay a one-time application fee of $25.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Accumulative GPA of 3.0
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited nursing program Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN.
  • Current unencumbered, verifiable Registered Nurse (RN) license from any state in the United States covered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
  • Nurses seeking admission to the MSN program with a GPA > 3.0 but greater than or equal to 2.75 will be allowed to take the Miller Analogy Test (MAT) or GRE.
    MAT: GPA x 200 + MAT > 985
    GRE: (GPA x 50) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative =/or greater than 428
    (NOTE: If the GRE was taken before August 2011, the formula is as follows: (GPA x 200) + GRE Verbal + GRE Quantitative =/or greater than 1350
  • College statistics course (with a grade of “C” or better). Conditional admission without statistics course but must be completed prior to MSNC 5311 (Nursing Research). Students are strongly recommended to repeat college statistics if they have not had it within the past five years.

Send all required documents to:

Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710

*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution.

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Courses

The online master's degree program in nursing education consists of 37 credit hours, 22 of which are specific to the development of teaching and curriculum design skills, understanding teaching and learning theory and experiential credits.

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Please note that Statistics is a pre-requisite to the MSN program.

MSNC 5310: Theoretical Foundations

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Examine theoretical foundations guiding advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites: Permission

MSNC 5311: Nursing Research

Duration: 15 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Analyze research methods, focusing on formulating a practice-related research problem, searching the literature, research design, sampling, and evaluation of research instruments, data collection strategies and analysis of data. Students are expected to analyze and critique research literature for scientific merit, and to discuss the practical application of scientific findings for practice. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310.

MSNC 5312: Healthcare Policy and Finance

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Utilize theoretical models to analyze healthcare policy and finance, and political processes and strategies, which influence the policy process and results in improved healthcare for a diverse society. Prerequisites: Permission

MSNC 5315: Advanced Nursing Issues

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Analyze professional and social issues related to advanced nursing practice within the context of health promotion and disease prevention, and various social, cultural and nursing issues related to healthcare. Prerequisites: Permission

MSNC 5195: Evidence-Based Project I

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 1

Develop a proposal, using research methods, to investigate a problem. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310, 5311, 5312, 5315 and pre- or co-requisite: MSNA 5321 or MSNE 5254

MSNC 5296: Evidence-Based Project II

Duration: 15 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

Implement project proposal and disseminate outcomes. Prerequisites: MSNC 5195

MSNE 5330: Advanced Health Assessment

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Develop skills to analyze and synthesize clinical concepts relevant to areas of advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites or Concurrent: MSNE 5310, MSNE 5311.

MSNE 5350: Role Development & Learning/Teaching Theories

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Develop knowledge and skills relevant to teaching in institutions of higher education. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse as faculty member. Examine learning theories and teaching strategies foundational to classroom and clinical instruction in academic settings. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MSNC 5310.

MSNE 5352: Measurement & Evaluation

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Develop knowledge and skills in measurement and evaluation of classroom and clinical instruction. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MSNC 5311.

MSNE 5351: Curriculum Design

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Analyze curriculum components for contemporary nursing education in academic settings. Evaluation as a critical component of curriculum design is examined. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MSNC 5310.

MSNE 5254: Education Practicum I

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Apply teaching/learning theory and strategies to didactic and clinical preceptored instruction. Evaluate selected curriculum components related to teaching experiences. Prerequisite: MSNE 5353. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MSNE 5350 and MSNE 5352.

MSNE 5255: Education Practicum II

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Apply measurement and evaluation concepts to didactic and clinical preceptored instruction. Examine course, level, and department components within the context of an academic system. Prerequisite: MSNE 5254. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MSNE 5351.

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