Lamar University

Lamar University’s nursing department is dedicated to educating students to become competent and professional nurses. They provide quality nursing education relevant to the ever changing profession that it is. Collaboration between faculty and students promotes excellence in health care in diverse populations.

From their website:A spirit of caring, continual inquiry, creativity and integrity is promoted through teaching, scholarship, leadership and service.

Lamar University offers both undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in Houston.

Undergraduate Nursing Programs

  • ADN Program

    The Lamar University ADN Program is a two year program for beginning roles in assessing patients, planning courses of care, implementing prescribed treatments (drugs,performing tests), evaluating with assistance, the nursing and health care needs of patients.

    ADN graduates are prepared as entry-level practitioners to provide nursing care and to coordinate care for defined numbers of patients with health care needs in various clinical settings. The focus of care of the ADN is the individual patient and the patient’s family as clients.

  • BSN Program

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program is a 4 year program designed to prepare professional nurse practitioners to meet local and state requirements for nurses who can lead in the delivery of health care. Students are admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program Spring and Fall Semesters. Application deadlines for Fall admission is March 1st and the deadline for Spring is Oct 1st.

    Lamar University BSN graduates are prepared to think logically by combining information from several disciplines and analyzing problems logically. The BSN is prepared to practice in an unstructured and evolving clinical setting.

    The focus of care is broad. BSN graduates are encouraged and set up to incorporate research, use technology, and pursue graduate education.

    Nursing students must meet course requirements through didactic courses, lab assignments, and clinical experience in health care facilities under supervision of University faculty. Graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in order to receive licensure to practice professional nursing.

  • RN to BSN Articulation Track

    The BSN program also provides an opportunity for Houston Registered Nurses who want to attain a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. This special track at Lamar University is called the RN-BSN Articulation track.

Graduate Nursing Programs

The Dishman Department of Nursing offers two graduate programs that lead to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree and one dual track in nursing and business. Although we believe that some of these courses are not offered for the 2012 year.Full or part-time study is available in both Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. All MSN courses are available online.

  • Masters of Science in Nursing Administration (MSNA) Degree

    The MSN Administration track gives registered nurses the advanced knowledge central to organization, management, leadership, health care policy and economics. Nursing Administration and business support courses in financial accounting, economics, and marketing prepare student nurses for a rapidly changing healthcare environment. The Business courses are not currently available online.

  • Masters of Science in Nursing Education (MSNE) Degree

    The MSN Education track gives registered nurses the knowledge and skills necessary to become educators in academic settings. Specific focus is given on teaching various learning strategies and theories, curriculum development, measurement and evaluation, and role development as an educator.

  • MSN/MBA Dual Degree

    The dual MSN/MBA track affords the nurse executive with leadership skills for complex healthcare organizations. Advanced knowledge from nursing administration, business, finance, and the managerial arena prepares a well prepared nurse leader. Potential students that are interested in the dual degree program must be advised by both departments at Lamar University.

Undergraduate Programs
ADN Degree69 credit hours$11,385+
BSN Degree124 credit hours$20,460+
RN to BSN Degree30$7,500
Graduate Programs
MSNA Degree37 credit hours$9,250
MSNE Degree37 credit hours$9,250
MSN/MBA Dual Degree61 credit hours$15,250

Very nice layout and transparency for a larger university, which apparently Lamar University is. We found additional information a little hyped (but a certain measure of that is to be expected) and to our GREAT dismay, the nursing department’s web page was dysfunctional as if in a state or repair or disrepair. They should have just put up a maintenance page. All in all, they tout themselves as being the second cheapest RN to BSN Program in the nation and from what we have seen they certainly could be. We HAVE to ding them for having a broken nursing site near the beginning of the school year. 7 out of 10.

For more information of course, please visit Lamar directly from here and explore the options available to you. Lamar University Nursing Program