Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Curriculum

This post-baccalaureate program includes courses in advanced practice, leadership, inquiry, and clinical excellence/ practicum. Once accepted into the program, the student will meet with a faculty academic advisor to determine a final course of study.

Clinical practice experiences provide the foundation for the translation of evidence and theoretical knowledge into practice.

The hallmark of a successful BSN-DNP student is the ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of one’s area of specialty nursing practice and to effectively communicate this expertise to others. This is accomplished through a final “scholarly project” that demonstrates how evidence can be used to change or improve practice or outcomes for patients, families, and/or populations. The scholarly project is generally completed in one year. The development, implementation and evaluation of this project will occur over three semesters, in conjunction with the Practicum immersion experiences.

Individual Tracking Sheets

Clinical Experience Requirement

2,000 hours of recent clinical nursing experience is required prior to beginning the first practicum in the nursing track to which you are applying.