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Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration Online

This MSN program is tailored for students seeking a chief nurse, director or executive position, but is also beneficial for RNs interested in other roles. Coursework includes management theory, practice and policy — as well as marketing and informatics.

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Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online MSN in Nursing Administration program

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24 months
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Degree Credit Hours Required
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Lamar University is proud to offer an online master’s degree in nursing administration, a popular degree choice for many post-baccalaureate nursing students around the country. Designed to deepen your clinical, theoretical and research skills, our MSN in Nursing Administration online allows you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to assume more of a primary care role as healthcare reform creates greater demand for access to quality care.

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Learn more about our affordable program tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.

$14,047 Total program cost. Price includes distance learning fee.

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

Financial Aid

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Important dates you need to know

Our online Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration degree program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.

Upcoming Start Dates:

Apply by:12/21/22
Start Class:1/17/23

8 week courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall 2 10/19/2022 09/28/2022 10/05/2022 10/10/2022 12/06/2022
Spring I 01/17/2023 12/21/2022 01/03/2023 01/09/2023 03/07/2023
Spring II 03/08/2023 02/15/2023 02/22/2023 02/27/2023 05/02/2023

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Being admitted to our online MSN in Nursing Administration program

The Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

Online Application

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

Official Transcripts

Official Transcripts

Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended.

3.0 GPA

GPA of 3.0 (or last 60 hours can be evaluated). No GRE or MAT required.

Current RN License

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

  • Complete online application and pay a one-time application fee of $25
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • GPA of 3.0 overall or higher (or for the last 60 hours of college coursework). This includes any graduate hours that may have been acquired.
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a nationally accredited nursing program such as the 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
  • 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


Submit electronically to [email protected]

*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require or college community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.

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A look at the MSN in Nursing Administration online curriculum

Lamar University’s nursing administration degree online consists of 37 credit hours, 22 of which are specific to the nursing administration track.

Please note that Statistics is a pre-requisite to the MSN program.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examine theoretical foundations guiding advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites: Permission
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.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will analyze professional, social and workplace issues related to the advanced nursing role within the context of health care policy and a diverse health care system.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students in this course will develop a proposal using research methods to investigate a problem. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310, MSNC 5311 with a minimum grade of C in each
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will allow students to implement a project proposal and disseminate outcomes. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310, MSNC 5311 & MSNC 5395
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on healthcare at the aggregate and community level within the context of reducing health disparities and promoting equity and inclusion. Students will participate in a proposal for a health education program to improve population outcomes. Students will apply principles of nursing leadership that will enable them to deliver effective and safe patient care to diverse populations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examine business principles important to nurse leaders such as financial and strategic management, communication and interprofessional collaboration, systems-based leadership skills, and professional ethics.
Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Apply midlevel change and systems theory for planning and organizing healthcare delivery through a preceptored experience.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
Apply quality improvement models to work with human resources in a healthcare organization through a preceptored experience.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Develop knowledge and skills relevant to leadership in healthcare organizations. Emphasis is on the role of the nurse as a nurse administrator.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use midlevel change and systems theory as the foundation for planning and organizing healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the mission, philosophy, strategic planning and organizational structures.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use quality improvement models as the foundation for directing and controlling healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of human resources and budgeting processes.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examines technology as it applies to the role of Nurse Administrator. Students will explore current trends and issues in the application of concepts related to nursing informatics and healthcare technology in nursing practice.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

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