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Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Education online


Prepare to develop the next generation of outstanding nurses in a learning environment that allows you to continue working full time while you earn your degree.

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

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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 Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Fall II 2019 10/21/2019 9/26/2019 10/3/2019 10/14/2019 12/10/2019
Spring I 2020 1/21/2020 1/3/2020 1/10/2020 1/13/2020 3/13/2020
Spring II 2020 3/23/2020 3/2/2020 3/9/2020 3/16/2020 5/12/2020
Summer I 2020 6/1/2020 5/11/2020 5/18/2020 5/26/2020 7/6/2020
16-Week Courses Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Spring 2019 1/22/2019 1/6/2019 1/14/2019 1/17/2019 5/14/2019
Fall 2019 8/26/2019 8/5/2019 8/12/2019 8/22/2019 12/3/2019
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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.


Online Application

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


Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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


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.


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
  • 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 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.

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Beaumont, TX 77710


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*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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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 5319: Advanced Nursing Issues & Health Policy

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

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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 5396: Evidence-Based Project II

Duration: 15 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

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MSNC 5395 : Evidence-Based Project I

Duration: 15 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

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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 5349: Advanced Pathophysiology

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The primary focus is application of pathophysiology concepts to clinical practice using evidence-based knowledge and clinical reasoning to prevent, diagnose, and treat alterations across the lifespan.

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 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 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 5254: Education Practicum I

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 2

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: 2

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.

MSNE 5356: Advanced Pharmacology

Duration: 8 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Acute advanced knowledge of skills and principles of clinical pharmacology.

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