Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Certificate Programs

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 Program

  • Oncology Nursing
    • Online certification program designed for advanced practice nurses and BSN-prepared nurses who want to advance their oncology knowledge and skills.
    • Experience in an oncology nursing practice area is required.

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
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

For more information about the certificate programs please contact gradinfo@luc.edu or 312.915.8900.

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 US 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.