Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher education, welcomes students of diverse backgrounds and prepares them to lead meaningful lives with and for others; to pursue truth, wisdom, and virtue; and to work for a more just world. Our school is open to students of all faiths. Through teaching, research, creative activities, and service, the faculty, in cooperation with the staff, strives to educate the whole student and to benefit the larger community. We provide the small classes and personal attention of a private university combined with the academic challenge of a major research institution.
Loyola University New Orleans
Jesuit, Roman Catholic
Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s, Master’s, and JD (Juris Doctor) degrees.
Loyola’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326.
U.S. News & World Report 2014
- Loyola ranked among the Top 10 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and continues to be the highest ranked Jesuit school designated with top rankings:
- 6th in Overall Best Online Graduate Nursing Program
- 11th in Student Services and Technology
- 13rd in Student Engagement and Accreditation
U.S. News & World Report 2013
- Loyola ranked among the Top 10 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and continues to be the highest ranked Jesuit school designated with top rankings
- 3rd in Student Engagement and Accreditation
- 6th in Overall Best Online Graduate Nursing program
- 8th in Student Services and Technology
- The School of Nursing was ranked among the Best Graduate Schools of Nursing by U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools edition for 2013
- Ranked 9th in Regional Universities of the South
- Ranked 9th in Great Schools, Great Prices Category
- Listed among the Top 10 Regional Universities in the South for the last 23 years
The Princeton Review 2013
- Named one of the Best 378 Colleges
- College of Business ranked among the nation's Best Business Schools
- Ranked 5th in Lots of Race/Class Interaction (Recognizes different types of students interact frequently and easily)
- Loyola’s Monroe Library is ranked among the Top 20 University Libraries in the nation for sixth consecutive year
- Ranked 8th in Best Town-Gown Relationship (Recognizes students that get along well with members of the local community.)
- Ranked #17 in “Best Quality of Life”
- Selected again as a "Best in the Southeast"[2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region"
MS in Nursing – Health Care Systems Management
For busy Nursing professionals ready to take their career to the next level, Loyola University New Orleans offers a fully online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
The Health Care Systems Management (HCSM) specialization of the MSN degree focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a variety of Nursing Leadership positions in healthcare organizations. The HCSM program includes content in nursing administration, management, leadership, finance, quality improvement health promotion, disease prevention/management, integrated delivery systems, managed care strategies, and workforce management.
The HCSM program requires 36 credit hours of graduate coursework, 12 of which are devoted to core courses and 24 of which are devoted to HCSM major courses.
BLEND Program (MSN Bridge)
An RN who has earned a non-Nursing Bachelor’s degree may be admitted to Loyola’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. BLEND Program (MSN Bridge) is one-semester long and offered in a fully online format.
The program is composed of integrated upper division, undergraduate Nursing courses that serve as prerequisites to 700-level (graduate) nursing courses.