Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


Loyola University Chicago offers oncology nursing certificate program

Program for nurses seeking in-depth knowledge and skills in cancer care

MAYWOOD, Ill. (March 20, 2015) – Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON) is offering an online oncology nursing certificate program for nurses who are interested in advancing their oncology knowledge and skills.

“The need for more highly educated nurses is imperative in order to assure safe and efficient health care for the nation. This program provides an excellent opportunity for busy nurses to take graduate-level coursework to better prepare them to care for patients with cancer,” said Patricia Friend, PhD, APN-CNS, AOCN, AGN-BC, associate professor and program director, Oncology Specialty Master's Programs, MNSON.

The program covers the continuum of cancer care from genetic risk assessment and testing to primary prevention, disease and symptom management and palliative care. Nurses interested in enrolling in the program must have at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing and clinical experience in oncology nursing.

The 10-credit program includes the following four courses delivered in a fully online format:

  • Cancer Genomics
  • Supportive Care and Symptom Management
  • Cancer Pathophysiology and Disease Management
  • Palliative Care

This program is one of several certificates the MNSON offers for post-baccalaureate and post-master's nurses and other health professionals. For more information about Loyola’s certificate programs, visit luc.edu/nursing/certificate/.