Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

DNP with a Concentration in Informatics or Outcomes Management

DNP Degree with a Concentration in Informatics or Outcomes Management

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a practice-focused degree that equips nurses to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and communities. The population-focused curriculum provides education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and systems thinking.

The Informatics or Outcomes Management Concentration equips students to lead in the design, implementation, and evaluation of interventions and patient safety practices in complex, rapidly changing health care environments.

  • The degree offers full-time and part-time enrollment
    - Average time to completion (full-time): 2–3 years
  • This program is completed online, with the exception of two required, on-site weekend immersions at the Health Sciences Campus in Maywood, IL each year.

The program includes a curriculum that focuses on either informatics or outcomes management and meets AACN Essentials of DNP Education criteria.


As a DNP student seeking a concentration in Informatics or Outcomes Performance Management, you will be required to complete advanced clinical practicums that will hone your skills as you meet your individual and program objectives. During your clinical practicum, you will be mentored by expert preceptors and faculty.
The hallmark of a successful DNP student is the ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of their specialty and to effectively communicate this expertise to others. You will exhibit your ability to do so through a final capstone project, which is generally completed in one year in conjunction with practicum immersion experiences.

DNP graduates with a concentration in Informatics or Outcomes Performance Management have the knowledge and skills to hold leadership positions in the health care arena in a clinical practice, health leadership, clinical educator, or population-focused role.
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).
Loyola’s DNP program centers on the “Health of the Public” and using evidence-based practices to improve outcomes. The program emphasizes leadership in implementing transformational change in your area of practice.

  • Study abroad: We encourage you to hone skills and build your network through intensive courses around the world. Study abroad is open to fulland part-time students. The School of Nursing offers annual study abroad trips to Belize.
  • Student organizations: Graduate Student Nursing Association (GSNA), Student Committee on InterProfessional Education (SCIPEC).
  • Service learning: You will have an opportunity to participate in an International Service Immersion as part of a collaboration between Campus Ministry and the School of Nursing.

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.

To apply, you must have a master’s degree and a current nursing license. If you have a non-nursing master’s degree, you will need to complete 3 graduate nursing foundation courses, as well as additional clinical hours.
If you have an MSN in a non-clinical area, you will need additional clinical hours to meet the 1000 total hours of post-BSN supervised clinicals required for CCNE accreditation of all DNP programs.

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.