Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Graduate

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, part of Loyola's Health Sciences Division, offers a wide range of degree programs including undergraduate, graduate, and dietetics programs. Graduate programs include the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Master of Science in Dietetics; Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a focus in Nursing.

Choosing the Right Program 

ProgramDesigned forLevelOutcomes
Master of Science in Nursing with Specialty Tracks Students with a BSN and RN License
Graduate
To become a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or earning an advanced nursing degree
RN-MSN Associates Degree or Diploma-prepared nurses Graduate To earn an advanced nursing degree and become an Advanced Practice Nurse
BSN-DNP Students with a BSN and RN license seeking DNP track. Graduate To prepare nurses for the highest level of advanced nursing practice or management in complex healthcare organizations and the community.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Students with a MSN degree. Graduate To prepare nurses for the highest level of advanced nursing practice or management in complex healthcare organizations and the community.
PhD Students with a BSN and Advanced Practice degree in Nursing Graduate Students interested in becoming nursing scholars or researchers
Certificate Programs Post-baccalaureate nurses and other health professions Graduate Students interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in practice areas and expanding career options
Dietetic Internship Programs