Health care is constantly evolving. Enhancing or updating your knowledge and competencies can expand your professional opportunities. At the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, we offer six certificate programs for both bachelor's and master's prepared nurses. You’ll take courses taught by Loyola faculty and participate in advanced practice clinical experiences.
Post-Graduate Certificate Programs
Loyola's post-graduate Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certificate programs are geared toward master’s prepared nurses who need additional content and clinical expertise to prepare for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) national certification examination. The student works with the Program Director to develop an individual plan of study.
FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER
Care for individuals and families throughout their lives. Learn more.
Darlie Simerson, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CEN
ADULT-GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER
Learn to treat chronic conditions in a wide-range of patients – from adolescents to older adults. Learn More.
Amanda (Mandy) Peacock, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-C
WOMEN'S HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER
Develop expertise in reproductive, women's, and gender health. Learn more.
Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, RN, APN
ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER
Gain the competencies and knowledge to treat adult patients with conditions ranging from acute to critical. Learn more.
Vicki Bacidore, DNP, APN, ACNP-BC, CEN, TNS
Online Certificate Programs
Develop specialized skills and knowledge to care for the unique needs of patients with cancer. Open to nurses with a baccalaureate or graduate degree. Learn more about Oncology Nursing.
- Fall: August 1
- Spring: December 1
Tuition and Financial Aid
The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and Loyola's Financial Aid Office are committed to helping students secure the financial resources to make their education at Loyola affordable.
The post-graduate APRN certificate program at Loyola University Chicago School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, (202) 887-6791.
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 current information.