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Leadership and Administration in Nursing

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Pamela Willson
paw66@txstate.edu
512.716.2900
St. David's School of Nursing, Room 327
Round Rock Campus

Graduate Advisors
Dr. Diana Dolan
dmd173@txstate.edu
512.716.2900
St. David's School of Nursing, Room 326
Round Rock Campus

St. David's School of Nursing
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This hybrid M.S.N. program will prepare post-baccalaureate nurses and post-master’s nurses to practice in leadership and administrative roles in a variety of health care institutions. Students seeking career advancement opportunities through graduate education for top nurse executive positions, care/service line nurse executive roles, and primary care/population-based manager positions will be prepared to translate innovative practice models and expertly direct the delivery of health care across organizational models.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.S.N. 36 Non-Thesis No Minor

Online Availability
Part of this program may be offered online. Due to variation in the laws of states and regulations of state Boards of Nursing, admission for non-Texas residents may be limited at this time. Additional information for international applicants is available below.

Deadlines** U.S. Citizen International
Fall July 15 June 1
Spring* January 5 January 5
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

  *The program is accepting applications for Spring 2018 for U.S. Citizens with a flexible deadline of January 5, 2018.

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline; however, for the Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 terms only, the deadline will be flexible.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

 


Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree from a regionally accredited institution and from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or other nationally-recognized nursing education accrediting body. Your B.S.N. degree must be reflected on your transcript when you apply.
  • a copy of an official transcript from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in your nursing course work
  • grade of C or better in an upper-division statistics course

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted.


GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required

Documents

  • current, valid unencumbered R.N. license or multi-state privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state(s) in which you will complete practicum courses. The license must be printed from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) website.
  • persuasive personal essay describing why you should be selected for admission to the M.S.N. – LAN program and stating your prospective leadership mentor(s)
  • three forms of recommendation from professionals competent to assess your academic capability and interest in pursuing the higher levels of nursing practice

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores that meet the minimum program requirements below unless they have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or the equivalent from a country on our exempt countries list.

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

This program does not offer admission if the scores above are not met.

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.


Additional Information

If you are an international applicant, you can apply to this program; however, please be aware that you must:

  • be available to complete certain degree requirements in the state of Texas
  • have a bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) degree from a regionally accredited institution and from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or other nationally-recognized nursing education accrediting body. Your B.S.N. degree must be reflected on your transcript when you apply.