Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Certificates

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing offers certificate programs for advanced practice nurses (APNs) and BSN nurses looking to gain greater expertise and expand their career options.

 

This certificate program is ideal for BSN nurses, physicians, dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and others. You will transform clinical data into information that can be used to enhance patient care outcomes. Courses are taught by faculty from both the School of Nursing and Loyola’s Graduate School of Business.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • The degree offers full- and part-time enrollment
    - Average time to completion: 1 year
  • Classes are entirely online

PREREQUISITES
A baccalaureate degree is required.

The online certificate program in Oncology Nursing is designed for nurse practitioners, other advanced practice nurses, and BSN nurses wishing to advance their oncology skills. This program covers the continuum of cancer care—genetic risk assessment and testing, primary prevention, acute care, and palliative care.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • The degree offers full- and part-time enrollment
    - Average time to completion: 1 year
  • Classes are entirely online

PREREQUISITES
At least a bachelor’s degree in nursing and clinical experience in an oncology nursing practice area are required.

This program focuses on the design of systems that produce desired health outcomes. You will examine the relationship between policy development and performance management, study measurement techniques, and design a quality infrastructure within your organization. This program is designed for BSN nurses, physicians, dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and others who wish to improve health care.
PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • The degree offers full- and part-time enrollment
    - Average time to completion: 1 year
  • Classes are entirely online

PREREQUISITES
A baccalaureate degree is required.

This five-course certificate program will prepare you for roles in infection prevention in a variety of community and institutional health care settings. The program is open to BSN- or MSN-prepared nurses as well as baccalaureate-prepared professionals from related fields. All courses in the certificate program receive graduate credit and can be transferred to Loyola’s master’s degree programs.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • The degree offers full- and part-time enrollment
    - Average time to completion: 1 year
  • Classes are entirely online

PREREQUISITES
A baccalaureate degree is required.

If you are a nurse who already has a master’s degree in nursing and wish to prepare for an advanced practice role as a NP or CNS, you can complete required coursework in the following certification programs:

  • Nurse Practitioner post-master’s programs: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Family, Family with Emergency Subspecialty, and Women’s Health
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist post-master’s programs: Adult Gerontology Acute Care, Adult-Gerontology, and Adult Gerontology with Oncology Specialty

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • Full- and part-time enrollment is available
    - Average time to completion: varies depending on prior coursework and specialty track selected

PREREQUISITES
An MSN degree and current RN license are required.

CERTIFICATIONS
Post-MSN NP and CNS certificate programs will prepare you for the specific APRN exam for your selected specialty role and population. Our pass rates are at or near 100% over the past several years for all APRN certification exams.

Career services are available—learn more at LUC.edu/career.

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing has been successfully educating graduate nurses for more than 50 years. The School is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

  • Study abroad: The School of Nursing offers MSN students an annual study abroad trip to Belize.
  • Student organizations: Graduate Student Nursing Association (GSNA), Student Committee on InterProfessional Education (SCIPEC).
  • Service learning: You may have an opportunity to participate in an International Service Immersion as part of a collaboration between Campus Ministry and the School of Nursing. Opportunities for community service at local schools and community organizations may also be available.

Our faculty and clinical preceptors are experts in their fields and hold national certifications in their areas of specialization. They have a wide variety of clinical and research interests and are well respected in their areas of professional specialty.

Begin the financial aid process by completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov.

The School of Nursing has limited funds available for financial assistance. Visit LUC.edu/nursing/admission/tuition-finaid to learn more about these financial aid opportunities.

For questions or assistance regarding financial aid through the School of Nursing, contact us at 708.216.9101 or SchoolofNursing@luc.edu.

Learn more about faculty, curriculum, and how to apply.