Nurses who are interested in pursuing an advanced career in nursing administration will want to look for accredited nursing administration degree programs in Texas. With the ever changing and complex health care environment, nurse administrators are in increasingly high demand. Nursing administrators work in a variety of places including large health care providers, long term care facilities, and laboratories. Nurse administrators combine nursing skill with business skills such as management and finances to provide administrative leadership. Obtaining an advanced degree, such as a master’s in nursing administration, greatly increases career possibilities and salary. Most master’s programs can be completed online or on a part time basis allowing the student to continue working while pursuing their advanced degree. The following is a listing of some of the MSN programs in Texas.

Baylor University

Louise Herrington School of Nursing

The Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) was founded in 1909 on the campus of Baylor University in Dallas. The school views nursing as a ministry as well as a career, providing opportunities for students to expand their horizons by participating in missions throughout the world. The unique combination of academics and Christian faith based learning, prepares students for service to the nursing profession and God. The school’s academic excellence has earned it a ranking of 72 from US News and World Report Best Grad Schools for Nursing in 2016.

MSN in Nursing Leadership and Innovation Online Program

The MSN in Nursing Leadership and Innovation allows the student to develop the skills necessary to lead in a healthcare environment. Admission to the program requires a BS in nursing, a valid nursing license, two years of work experience, three letters of recommendation, and current employment. The program consists of a total of 36 hours and can be completed in 15 to 16 months. Students complete one course every five weeks for a total of four courses a semester and two courses over the summer. All coursework has the benefit of being developed in collaboration with practice partner Baylor Health Care System. Coursework is available online and includes courses in informatics, innovation, leadership, finance, ethics, regulations, finance, global practice, and evidence based practice. At the completion of the program, students are prepared for either Nurse Executive-BC or Nursing Executive Advanced-BC national certification. The program ‘s academic excellence earned it a ranking of 39 on US News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Programs.

Accreditations

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)

Contact

3700 Worth Street

Dallas, TX 75246

(214) 820-3361

BU_Nursing@baylor.edu

http://www.baylor.edu/nursing/index.php?id=928853

Lamar University

Joanne Gay Dishman School of Nursing

The Joanne Gay Dishman School of Nursing is located on the Lamar University campus in Beaumont, Texas. Graduates of the school are well prepared for practice in a culturally diverse and changing healthcare environment. Emphasis is placed on promoting a spirit of caring through a patient centered and holistic approach to care emphasizing integrity, service, and continual learning. The school of Nursing received honors from the state of Texas for the 94% pass rate on the licensing exam of the class of 2015.

Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration

The MSN in Nursing Administration is a two-year program offered online. The goal of the program is to provide registered nurses with the skills and knowledge necessary in organization, healthcare policy, leadership, economics, and management. Students may pursue the degree on a full time or part time basis. Course are offered in nursing administration as well as business courses in financial accounting, marketing, and economics to prepare students to excel in a changing healthcare environment. Lamar University’s MSN has been ranked in the top 20 for three years in a row and ranked fourth in the nation in programs specifically for veterans by US News and World Report .

Accreditations

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)

• Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

• Texas Board of Nursing

Contact

Lamar University

JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing

4400 Martin Luther King Blvd. (77705)

Post Office Box 10081

Beaumont, Texas 77710

(409) 880-7736

luap-msn@lamar.edu

http://artssciences.lamar.edu/nursing/graduate-degrees/msn-nursing.html

Lubbock Christian University

Graduate Programs

The school of nursing at Lubbock Christian University is located on a small, family-friendly campus in Lubbock, Texas. All courses are taught by highly qualified faculty in a Christian learning environment. The programs are designed to accommodate the schedules of working nurses. All programs are offered as a hybrid of traditional classes and online classes. The first nursing students were admitted in 1991 and since then the school has grown to provide caring nurses to the communities of West Texas and beyond.

Master of Science in Nursing – Education/Leadership Track

The MSN – Education and Leadership Track is a 35 credit hour non-thesis program offered in hybrid traditional/online format blending leadership and education. Graduates from the program are prepared for jobs in nursing education and leadership in a wide variety of health care, community, and hospital arenas. Applicants to the program must have a BS in nursing as well as a current nursing license. Courses are offered several times during the year to accommodate employed nurses. Courses include study of health care management, research statistics, information technology, leadership, education, global culture, and ethics. Graduates of the program, upon completing any work or continuing education requirements, are prepared for certification exams through National League for Nursing or American Nursing Credentialing Commission.

Accreditations

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)

• Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Contact

Lubbock Christian University

Nursing Program

5601 19th Street

Lubbock, Texas 79407

(806) 720-7676

lanell.harrison@lcu.edu

https://lcu.edu/majors-programs/catalog/graduate-nursing/#c3315

Prairie View A&M University

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing at Prairie View A&M University has been a leader in the education of African American nurses for over 95 years. In 1983 the College of Nursing became one of the 42 institutions supporting the Texas Medical Center in Houston. The college is dedicated to providing its graduates with the necessary education and skills to enter the profession as socially responsible leaders in a changing and technologically complex health care environment. Graduates of the College of Nursing have significantly contributed to the quality and excellence of nursing care in Texas, the country, and the world.

Master of Science Nurse Administration

The MS Nurse Administration program prepares nurses for advanced leadership and management positions in a variety of health care environments. Admission to the program requires letters of recommendation, GRE scores, successful completion of a basic statistics and health assessment course, and a current resume. The degree consists of 15 hours of core content in statistics, research, and health care policy. There are a required 12 hours of nursing administration content in organization, finances, and management. Additionally, there are nine credit hours of electives in either business or informatics or a combination of the two allowing for the flexibility for the student to tailor the degree to particular interests and career goals. The final six credit hours involve research in either a thesis or non-thesis format. The program prepares graduates to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Certification Examination in Nursing Administration, Advanced.

Accreditations

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)

Contact

Prairie View A&M University

College of Nursing

6436 Fannin Street

Houston, Texas 77030

(713) 797-7000

HNursing@pvamu.edu

http://www.pvamu.edu/nursing/academics/graduate-degree-programs/nurse-administration/

 

Texas A&M University Texarkana

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Nursing

The Department of Nursing at Texas A&M University Texarkana is dedicated to training nurses that are prepared to practice in a changing health care environment and contribute to the elevation of the nursing profession. Emphasis is on patient centered, holistic, evidence based, and compassionate care. The department of Nursing is in the college of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) dedicated to providing state of the art education in science and technology curriculums on the 375 acre Texarkana campus.

Master of Science in Nursing Administration Track

The Masters of Science in Nursing Administration is designed for nurses who have completed their bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a career in nursing administration. All applicants to the program must have a current registered nurse license and have a GPA of at least a 3.0 on undergraduate coursework. The program consists of 33 credit hours with course work in informatics, evidence based practice, quality improvement, organization, management, leadership, economics, finance, law, and ethics. The program also requires two credit hours of electives as well as the completion of an independent research project in either a thesis or non-thesis format. Graduates of the program will meet the requirements to be Certified in Executive Nurse Practice (CENP) by the American Organization of Nurse Executives. This program has been recognized as one of the 50 Best Graduate Nursing Schools in America in 2016 by Top Masters in Healthcare Administration for its faculty, affordability and flexibility.

Accreditations

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)

Contact

Texas A&M University Texarkana

Attn: Department of Nursing

STEM Building, Suite 318

7101 University Avenue

Texarkana, Texas 75503

(903) 334-6649

nursing@tamut.edu

http://web.tamut.edu/Academics/Colleges-and-Departments/STEM/Nursing-Program/MSN.html

Texas Christian University

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

The TCU Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences is dedicated to education based on a foundation of humanities, liberal arts, and sciences within an environment that promotes live long learning. The goal of the school is to produce competent and ethical professionals able to practice in a variety of environments in a global society. TCU nursing was founded in 1946 with a trust fund established by Dr. Charles Houston Harris. The nursing program is located on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas.

Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration and Leadership

The MSN in Nursing Administration and Leadership is a 36-hour program comprised of 29 hours of coursework offered online. Additionally, there are seven hours of clinical practicum and 420 hours of supervised clinical hours required. Coursework includes advanced coursework in research theory, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and health assessment. There are also required coursework in management, leadership, administration, group organization, as well as heath care policy, ethics, and laws. Admission to the MSN program is competitive. Applicants are required to have completed a bachelor of nursing program and hold a current license as a registered nurse. Applicants will be assessed based on their GPA and GRE scores as well as their work history, essay and recommendations. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate academic success and a desire to succeed in professional practice.

Accreditations

• Texas Board of Nursing

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)

Contact

TCU Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

2800 West Bowie Street

Fort Worth, TX 76109

m.allred@tcu.edu

(817) 257-6726

https://nursing.tcu.edu/graduate-programs/master-of-science-in-nursing/

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

School of Nursing

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTOHSC) School of Nursing started in 1981 on the Lubbock campus. The program has expanded to include regional campuses in the Permian Basin, Abilene, and El Paso and now offers master’s and doctoral degrees as well as post grad certificate programs. The School of Nursing is known for innovation in education, excellent graduation rates, and training well prepared nurses. The school strives to prepare students for practice in a changing health care environment and to exceed national standards of excellence., integrity, and accountability.

MSN Administration

The MSN in Nursing Administration is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing and wish to pursue a career in nursing management. Upon completion, students will have developed high level nursing management and leadership skills necessary to pursue a career in a variety of settings. Graduates are able to use evidence based leadership skills to address issues of quality, safety and complex organization in today’s changing health care system. The program consists of 39 credit hours with most courses offered online. Course work covers topics in research, health policy, evidence, informatics, pathophysiology, health law, administration, and finance. Admission is based on a holistic approach with academics being an important component.

Accreditations

• Texas Board of Nursing

• National League for Nursing

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)

Contact

TTUHSC

School of Nursing

3601 4th Street, MS6264

Lubbock, Texas 79430

(800) 851-8240

songrad@ttuhsc.edu

http://www.ttuhsc.edu/son/msn/administration/default.aspx

 

The University of Texas at Arlington

College of Nursing and Health Innovation

The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the largest producer of baccalaureate educated nurses in the state of Texas. They are the largest not-for-profit college of nursing in the country with over 17,000 students in person and online. The school is dedicated to diversity and to providing small group education, seeing all students as unique individuals. Excellence in training and practice is achieved through innovation in research and education. The Smart Hospital serves as a model for simulation education nationwide. Their mission is to provide innovative research and practice opportunities in order to advance health and the human condition.

Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Administration Program

The MSN in Nursing Administration program is designed for student with a bachelor’s degree in nursing who wish to pursue a career in nursing management and leadership. The degree program coursework is offered in accelerated online format. Coursework is divided into core course, functional role courses, and clinical major courses. Nine hours of core courses consists of courses in theory, research and evidence based practice. Six hours of functional role courses consist of courses in administration and management. Fifteen hours of clinical major courses consist of courses in management, finance, leadership, informatics, and health care policy. An additional six hours of electives or thesis is required for a total of 36 credit hours. The program is offered on a full time or part time basis to accommodate student employment schedules.

Accreditations

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)

Contact

The University of Texas at Arlington

College of Nursing

Box 19407

Pickard Hall

Arlington, Texas 76019-0407

(817) 272-9591

nursing@uta.edu

http://www.uta.edu/conhi/academics/nursing-grad/msn/nursing-administration.php

The University of Texas at El Paso

School of Nursing

The UTEP School of Nursing views nursing education as grounded in liberal arts, nursing care, patient care technologies, and knowledge based on scientific research. The faculty adheres to the idea that the basis of nursing consists of promoting holistic and compassionate patient care. The school is dedicated to graduating nurses with the critical thinking, clinical judgment, ethical practice, communication, and leadership skills necessary to provide quality patient care in a global health care environment. UTEP School of Nursing has been ranked 30th out of 350 schools in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oklahoma by NursingSchoolsAlmanac.com making it a top nursing school in the southwest.

Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Systems Management (NSM)

The MSN in Nursing Systems Management program is designed for nurses with a bachelor’s degree who want to pursue a career in nursing management and administration. The program offers online coursework with faculty interaction and can be completed in 24 months. The program consists of 33 credit hours of coursework. Course subjects include nursing theory, nursing research, health law, management, finance, organization, diversity, and education. A nursing management residency is included. Applications for the program are accepted on an ongoing basis. Students are accepted to start in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and have a valid registered nurse license. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for national certification.

Accreditations

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)

Contact

The University of Texas at El Paso

School of Nursing

Health Sciences and Nursing Building

500 W University

El Paso, Texas 79968

(915) 747-8217

nursing@utep.edu

http://www.utep.edu/nursing/academic-programs/graduate/masters/nurse-systems-management.html

 

The University of Texas at Tyler

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

The University of Texas at Tyler College of Nursing and Health Sciences is dedicated to preparing leaders in the health care professions that work in a variety of perpetually changing environments. Graduates are instilled with critical thinking skills, ethics, community service, and a lifelong desire for learning. Super Scholar has ranked the College of Nursing at number 17 in the best undergraduate online programs category. US News and World Report has ranked them number seven in the nation and number one in Texas in Graduate Nursing Programs.

Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration online

The MSN in Nursing Administration prepares graduates for either further doctoral study or career advancement in large health care systems, government organizations, professional organizations, and clinical facilities. The program consists of a combination of online coursework and hands-on practicum hours. The program may be pursued full-time or part-time and is designed to be flexible to the student’s schedule. The program can be completed in two years on a full-time basis. Coursework includes courses in informatics, health care policy, organization leadership, laws, regulations, finance, and individual research. Graduates of the program are prepared to apply for national certification. Applicants to the program should have completed a bachelor of nursing degree and have a valid nursing license. Letters of recommendation, an essay, transcripts, and curriculum vitae are required to be submitted. Successful applicants are accepted for either the fall or spring semesters.

Accreditations

• Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education(CCNE)

Contact

The University of Texas at Tyler

College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Braithwaite Building

3900 University Blvd.

Tyler, Texas 75799

(903)566-7320

nursing@uttyler.edu

http://www.uttyler.edu/nursing/college/graduate/masters-nursing-administration.php

Pursuing an MSN in nursing administration is an excellent way to increase your career and personal growth. New and innovation changes in health care management have increased the need for competent administrators. Salaries for nursing administrators are significantly higher than those for registered nurses. For those who have already achieved a bachelor degree in nursing and have a few years of nursing work under their belt, an advanced nursing degree may be the ticket to career success. To advance your career goals while continuing to work, look to accredited nursing administration degree programs in Texas.

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