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Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Education Online

Deepen your knowledge, expand your clinical practice and build your leadership abilities with this online MSN. You will help students learn to deliver top quality care and prepare the next generation of nurses.

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Program Overview

Get to know our 100% online MSN in Nursing Education

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24 months
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Degree Credit Hours Required
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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 healthcare 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. Deepen your knowledge and clinical practice while you build leadership abilities and teaching skills and prepare 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.

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Learn more about our affordable tuition

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

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

Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.

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 Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Education online 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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Requirements for the Master's in Nursing Education program

The MSN in Nursing Education 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 Education online curriculum

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.

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
Develop skills to analyze and synthesize clinical concepts relevant to areas of advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites or Concurrent: MSNE 5310, MSNE 5311.
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. ( Prerequisite for MSN program only)
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Develop knowledge and skills in measurement and evaluation of classroom and clinical instruction. Prerequisite or Concurrent: MSNC 5311. ( Prerequisite for MSN program only)
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. ( Prerequisite for MSN program only)
Duration: 15 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.
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.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Acute advanced knowledge of skills and principles of clinical pharmacology.
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.

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