Master's Degree in Nursing Administration

Joanne Gay Dishman School of Nursing

Degree: Master of Science in Nursing
Major: Nursing Administration
Hours: 37

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Delivery Options:

Degree Description

The Joanne Gay Dishman School of Nursing at Lamar University is the proud home of one of the nation's top two online master's degrees in nursing administration. The Lamar University Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration provides registered nurses with advanced knowledge central to organization, management, leadership, healthcare policy and economics.

Why Study Nursing Administration at Lamar?

The Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration at Lamar University offers courses and business support courses in financial accounting, economics and marketing that prepare leaders for a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Designed to deepen your clinical, theoretical and research skills, our online program allows you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to assume more of a primary care role as healthcare reform creates greater demand for access to quality care.

Career Paths

Nurse administrators direct and plan the activities of other nurses within hospitals, large clinics and other medical facilities. Their responsibilities vary according to position and might include basic supervision of staff, organizational evaluation or large-scale policy planning. Nurse administrators must be able to handle high levels of stress and should have excellent interpersonal skills. With your demonstrated expertise in strategic management, resource management and creating a safe, supportive and inclusive practice environment, you will have opportunities in your career for implementing effective strategies for assessing and improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.

Primary Careers

Nursing administrator, nursing executive, trainer

Career Areas

  • Executive leadership
  • Facility administration
  • Training and staff development
  • Human resource management

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Medical clinics and facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Private practitioners
  • Nursing schools and training programs
  • Government agencies