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Leadership and Administration in Nursing (MSN-LAN)

The deadline for Spring 2018 is January 5th.

The St. David's School of Nursing at Texas State University is accepting applications for the Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Leadership and Administration in Nursing. Admissions are accepted throughout the year. BSN prepared RNs can apply through the Graduate College.


Well-prepared nursing leaders are in high demand in Texas. Healthcare systems are increasingly reliant on nurses to think and act strategically, manage significant resources, and lead organizations for innovation and continuous improvement. Nurse leaders are needed in diverse settings, including nurse-managed clinics, ambulatory care centers, hospitals, and community clinics. Beyond traditional management and administrative careers, there are emerging leadership roles for nurses in quality assurance, safety, practice management, and the coordination of Magnet Recognition programs.

This advanced hybrid post-professional master’s degree program is offered in 8 week semester sequences to allow the greatest flexibility for both full-time and part-time student enrollment. Full-time students can complete the program’s coursework in 4 semesters. While part-time students may progress through in 8 semesters.

Graduates of this program are required to meet professional competencies related to their focus area of study and are qualified to sit for one or more of the following certification examinations:

  • American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Certification Exam - Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) or Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification Exam - Nurse Executive (NE-BC) or Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC)

For additional information about the program or admissions, contact:

Dr. Pamela Willson

MSN-LAN Program Director

msnnursing@txstate.edu