Post-Master's Advanced Oncology Certificate
Post-Master’s Advanced Oncology Certificate: This program is for the MSN-prepared nurse (e.g., entry-level, CNL, MSN in education) who wants to become an advanced practice nurse (APN) with specialization in oncology. The credits/course requirements will vary based on applicant’s prior education, and typically include the 3 Ps (physical assessment, pharmacology and physiology/pathophysiology) as well as specialty courses (10 credits in oncology care), as well as supervised clinical practica in order to achieve a minimum of 500 hours of advanced practice clinical.
The U.S. Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.