The Lamar University JoAnne Gay Dishman School of Nursing's Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program is fully approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. (The Texas Board of Nursing does not review Master's programs.)

The BSN and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs are fully accredited through 2017 by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326.