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LU online nursing programs ranked 3rd in nation

College Choice ranked Lamar University third in the 2015 Rankings of the Best Online Masters of Nursing (MSN) Programs and 26th in the 2015 Ranking of the Best Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs.

The rankings are based on a variety of factors including faculty, technology and student support, accreditation, cost, and the national and regional reputations of each school. Data sources including the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report were used to measure these factors. Each school on the list is accredited by their respective national and regional accrediting agencies as well as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

“I was overjoyed upon discovering how well Lamar performed in comparison to universities throughout the nation,” said Brenda Nichols, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “These rankings reflect highly of the work and effort put into the courses as well as the faculty willingness to integrate technology into classroom experiences. Lamar provides high-quality education that leaves students prepared to excel in the workforce.”

Overall, Lamar’s online master’s program in nursing ranked higher than several universities including The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, West Texas A&M University and the University of South Carolina, while Lamar’s online bachelor’s program in nursing ranked above Ohio University, Jacksonville University and Western Illinois University.

The Dishman Department of Nursing offers two online Master of Science in Nursing degree programs and one dual degree track in nursing and business. The MSN options are in nursing administration and nursing education. The programs prepare students to take a role in the future of healthcare by offering a convenient, affordable format online that is flexible to student needs.

More information on Lamar’s online programs can be found at luonline.lamar.edu.