Become a nursing leader in the business of health care


The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is educating the next generation of nursing executives with the clinical and administrative skills to shape nursing and health care teams and improve the overall delivery of patient care. 

There is no better time to advance your career. The health care industry is the nation’s second-largest employer, and the Chicago-area market holds tremendous employment potential for nursing and health care administration graduates. As a graduate of Loyola's MSN in Nursing & Health Care Administration, you will be poised to become a leader in the health care arena with expertise in budgets, health care policy and regulations, and management best practices. You will learn from faculty with extensive experience in leading health care organizations. And with Loyola Nursing's extensive relationships with health care providers and organizations, you can take advantage of variety of career and internship opportunities.

Our Commitment to You


Graduates with an MSN in Nursing & Health Care Administration will gain the following knowledge, skills, and professional values to address the needs of an evolving health care marketplace.



You will learn:

  • Health care ethics and policy
  • Evidence-based research practices 
  • Quality improvement strategies
  • Leadership styles and practices 
  • Current health care trends, issues, and debates
  • Health system finances and budget management
  • Decision-making tools and processes



You will be able to:

  • Effectively lead and transform diverse health care teams
  • Think critically
  • Develop and execute new models of care delivery
  • Implement a "just culture" environement



Loyola Nursing is committed to preparing nurse leaders that value:

  • The hallmark characteristics of a Jesuit education
    • Commitment to excellence
    • Faith in God
    • Service that promotes justice
    • Values-based leadership
    • Global awareness
  • The integration of values, ethics, and social justice into the management and leadership of health care systems, nursing teams, and patient care delivery



Loyola's MSN in Nursing and Health Care Administration is a hybrid program with both online courses and annual Immersion sessions.


  • 39 credit hours


  • Theories & Concepts for Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Social Justice and Ethics for Healthcare
  • Research for Advanced Clinical Practice

Advanced Specialty Courses:

  • Fiscal Management in Health Care Organizations
  • Health Care Delivery and Organization
  • Population Health Informatics
  • Advanced Quality and Safety in Health Care
  • Leadership and Administration in Health Care
  • Health Care Outcomes
  • Program Planning and Marketing in Health Care
  • Health Care Policy

Nursing and Healthcare Administration Sample Course Schedule



All our practicums are designed by faculty members, who will help you secure your clinical site placements. Practicum experiences for the Nursing & Health Care Administration program can be completed in the student’s geographical area. 

The Nursing & Health Care Administration Practicum is six semester hours (each semester hour equals 56 clock hours).



All MSN students are required to complete a comprehensive exam to complete their degree.



Loyola’s Nursing Health Care Administration MSN program is offered in a hybrid learning format that combines distance education with on-campus immersion sessions annually incorporating course work, seminars, and presentations. 

*Immersion sessions are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Get started on your Loyola Nursing application today. Apply online.

For more information, please email the Program Track Director William Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR, FAAN.

Admission to Loyola University Chicago and the School of Nursing is competitive and based on a variety of factors.


  • Completed online application form
  • Current curriculum vitae 
  • Minimum undergraduate nursing GPA of 3.0
  • Current nursing license
  • Official transcripts of BSN and other graduate degrees
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation


  • July 1: Fall application deadline
  • December 1: Spring application deadline

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.