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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
dsimerson@luc.edu

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
apeacock3@luc.edu

WOMEN'S HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER

Develop expertise in reproductive, women's, and gender health. Learn more.

Sandi Tenfelde, PhD, RN, APN
stenfelde@luc.edu

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
vbacido@luc.edu

ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST

Take a systems-wide view of health care procedures and the delivery of care. Learn more.

Patricia Friend, PhD, APN-CNS, AOCNS, AGN-BC
pfriend@luc.edu

Online Certificate Programs 

Oncology Nursing
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.

Admission

Application deadlines: 

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1

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If you have questions about our programs or application requirements, please send us an email. You can also schedule an appointment with us to learn more. 

 

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.

 

Accreditation

 

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.