LU’s online R.N. to M.S.N. program No. 2 in the nation

The Lamar University JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing has been named as one of 2021’s best online Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing degree programs in the nation by

According to, programs were ranked based on affordability, curriculum comprehensiveness and proper accreditation. This lands LU’s School of Nursing in the No.2 spot in the national ranking. The LU online R.N. to M.S.N. track was created for registered nurses who want to teach the next generation of nursing students or for the registered nurse who wants to be in an administrative position.

The JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing was recently ranked No. 22 for best prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs in the state by Nursing Schools Almanac.

"I am so very proud of this national recognition. This track was actually implemented to meet the needs of our students who are returning to school, but may also be working full time or have other responsibilities," said Cynthia Stinson, JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing associate professor and department chair. "It highlights that we put our students first, have great faculty, staff, advisors, and supportive administration."

In addition to the online R.N. to M.S.N., Lamar University’s School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as online tracks R.N.-B.S.N. and Master of Science in Nursing degree specializing in either nursing administration or nursing education.