Loyola University Chicago

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Post-Master's Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist with Oncology Specialty

This program is for the MSN-prepared nurse (e.g., entry-level, CNL, MSN in education) who wants to become an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist with additional specialization in Oncology. The program varies in length; a Gap Analysis outlines the completed graduate level coursework and clinical experiences, with the remaining program requirements and national advanced practice competencies necessary to earn this certificate. This post-MSN certificate program is offered in an online format. Clinical placements can be arranged near where students live or work.  

The US Department of Education requires any institution offering distance education/online programs to students outside of its home state to acquire authorization from the states in which students reside. Regulations vary from state to state. While Loyola University Chicago is authorized, exempt or pursuing authorization in most states, some restrictions apply. Please see our State Authorization page for the most up-to-date information.

Loyola University Chicago is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

The Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago (IPS), is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. The Board of Commissioners of the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) granted full accreditation to IPS on June 10, 2019.
The Association of Theological Schools
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Pittsburgh PA 15275-1110
Telephone: 412-788-6505
The following IPS degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Spirituality (Professional MA), Master of Arts in Counseling for Ministry (Professional MA), Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (Professional MA), and the Master of Arts in Social Justice (Professional MA) were also approved, as were our comprehensive online (distance education) programs.