The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing offers certificate programs for post-Baccalaureate and post-Master's nurses and other health professionals looking to advance their knowledge and skills in their practice areas or to expand their career options. Certificate programs are also a great introduction to the Master of Science in Nursing program.
Post-Baccalaureate and post-Master's Certificate Programs
Our School of Nursing offers the following certificate programs for post-Baccalaureate and post-Master's nurses and other health professionals looking to advance their knowledge and skills in their practice areas or to expand their career options:
Health Care Informatics
Outcomes Performance Management
Post-graduate APRN (NP & CNS) Certificate Programs
Post-graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certificate programs are available for those master’s prepared nurses who wish to gain needed content and clinical expertise to prepare for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) national certification examination. An individual plan of study is developed between the student and the Program Director, for the following programs:
Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner with Emergency Subspecialty
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist with Oncology Specialty
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.
Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.