Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Nurse Practitioner Programs

Clinical Nurse Specialist Programs

Nursing Healthcare Administration

Infection Prevention


The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, part of Loyola's Health Sciences Division, offers a wide range of Master of Science in Nursing tracks, including Nurse Practitioner tracks, Clinical Nurse Specialist tracks, Health Systems Management and Infection Prevention.

ProgramDesigned forLevelOutcomes
Master of Science in Nursing with Specialty Tracks Students with a BSN and RN License
To become a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or earning an advanced nursing degree

Clinical Experience Requirement

2,000 hours of recent clinical nursing experience is required prior to beginning the first practicum in the nursing track to which you are applying.

Admission and Application

Graduate Admission
Graduate Scholarships
Graduate Tuition
Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: The United States Department of Education requires that any institution offering distance education programs to students outside of its home state must acquire authorization from the states in which students reside.  Please visit Loyola's State Authorization page for a comprehensive list of Loyola's authorization status in all states plus the District of Columbia.

Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) students complete the MSN program and are prepared to sit for a national certification exam. Prospective students should determine appropriate certification required to practice in his/her respective state as licensure requirements vary.

For more information about the MSN program please contact gradinfo@luc.edu or 312.915.8900.