The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, part of Loyola's Health Sciences Division, offers a wide range of degree programs including undergraduate, graduate, and dietetics programs. The graduate programs offer a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with tertiary practitioner specialties, clinical nurse specialist preparation, nursing and health care administration, informatics and outcome performance management. The School of Nursing also offers a Master of Science in Dietetics. Finally, the Graduate School in collaboration with the School of Nursing awards the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a focus in nursing.
Choosing the Right Program
|Students with a BSN and RN License||
|To become a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or earning an advanced nursing degree|
|Associates Degree or Diploma-prepared nurses||Graduate||To earn an advanced nursing degree and become an Advanced Practice Nurse|
|Students with a MSN degree. Students seeking the Population-based Infection Prevention & Environmental Safety (PIPES) DNP track may enter as post-BSN.||Graduate||To prepare nurses for the highest level of advanced nursing practice or management in complex healthcare organizations and the community.|
|Students with a BSN and Advanced Practice degree in Nursing||Graduate||Students interested in becoming nursing scholars or researchers|
|Post-baccalaureate nurses and other health professions||Graduate||Students interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in practice areas and expanding career options|