Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Health Systems Management

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing offers a prestigious degree and certificates in the field of Health Systems Management. 

Health Care Informatics
Outcomes Performance Management

Health Care Informatics
Outcomes Performance Management


The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing’s MSN in Health Systems Management prepares nurse leaders for 21st-century health care challenges. Loyola’s innovative program combines core nursing and administration concepts and theories.
You may choose a subspecialty in:

  • Health Care Informatics—This subspecialty will equip you with the tools to transform data into actionable information, design systems to identify patient outcomes, and design systems to provide more accurate information for cost of care and resource allocation.
  • Outcomes Performance Management—This subspecialty will prepare you to develop quality improvement tools, measure and manage outcomes and costs of interventions, foster evidence-based practice, and demonstrate improved patient safety and outcomes.

  • The degree offers full-time enrollment
    - Average time to completion (full-time): 2 years
  • The degree offers part-time enrollment
    - Average time to completion (part-time): 2–5 years
  • This degree can be completed completely online or in a blended format

The Health Systems Management major’s core content includes theory, research, epidemiology, and ethics. Specialty area content includes organizational behavior, human resource management, financial management, health policy, and health care delivery systems. These courses are offered in the online format.

Loyola’s Niehoff School of Nursing also offers the Health Systems Management graduate nursing major in conjunction with Loyola’s Graduate School of Business. By pursuing a dual MSN/MBA, you will improve your marketability and skill foundation while you earn both degrees in a shorter time than pursuing each independently.

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).

Upon graduation, you’ll have the credentials to pursue careers in your chosen subspecialty:

Health Care Informatics

  • System analysis/implementation
  • Decision support
  • Design, testing, and evaluation of information systems
  • Education
  • Marketing/vendor support
  • Telehealth

Outcomes Performance Management

  • Director of quality improvement programs
  • Project manager in a variety of settings
  • Nurse executive in primary and tertiary care settings
  • Leadership role in outcomes management
  • Other leadership roles in professional organizations, private industry, and community organizations

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

  • 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.

All MSN applicants must have a current U.S. nursing license.

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.