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

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The leadership and administration in nursing (LAN) program positions the post-professional registered nurse (RN) to exhibit transformational leadership that meets the challenges of various healthcare systems. Graduates will be skilled in quality and safety of care, cost-effective care delivery, improved productivity, and recruitment and retention of highly skilled interdisciplinary teams.

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 - Priority February 1 February 1
Fall June 15* June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I No Admission No Admission
Summer II No Admission No Admission

*The deadline for the Fall 2018 term has been extended to August 15, 2018.

Application Deadline
This program has a firm deadline

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

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. Additional information for applicants with international credentials can be found on our international web pages.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review important information about the ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

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

  Effective Fall 2019 and beyond

  • $55 nonrefundable application fee
    OR
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials

  Review important information about 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 important information about transcripts. Official transcripts, sent directly from your institution, 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 important information about documents, including the submission instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU). 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 important information about 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.