Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Oncology Nursing Certificate Program

The online certificate program in oncology nursing is designed for advanced practice, and BSN-prepared nurses wishing to advance their oncology knowledge and skills.  This program covers the continuum of cancer care - genetic risk assessment and testing, primary prevention, acute care, and palliative care.   

Program Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in nursing and clinical experience in an oncology nursing practice area are required.

Required Courses (10 semester hours)Semester
GNUR 463: Cancer Genomics 3
GNUR 467: Cancer: Supportive Care and Symptom Management 2
GNUR 470: Cancer Pathophysiology and Disease Management 3
GNUR 471: Palliative Care 2


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.