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Loyola University New Orleans is a private non-for-profit Catholic institution that emphasizes the Jesuit tradition of education and is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. It is open to students of all faiths.

Choosing Loyola means that you’ve not only chosen an innovator in nursing education, you’ve also chosen a program where your financial needs are recognized. Besides maintaining a very competitive tuition rate, you may choose to defer up to 90 percent of tuition and fees until the end of the semester in which they are incurred if you are participating in an employer-sponsored tuition reimbursement program.

Almost all courses are taught by full-time faculty and 91 percent hold doctoral or equivalent degrees in their area of expertise. Professors have been recognized nationally and internationally by the Pulitzer Committee, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by numerous other professional and scholarly associations.

Top Ranked Nursing Programs

Since 2012, U.S. News & World Report began surveying regionally accredited schools and evaluated the online course delivery. Loyola University New Orleans's online program has been included among nearly 1,000 programs now surveyed each year, and has been included in the Top 10 since the online rankings began.

In 2014, Loyola was again included among the Top 10 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs and continues to be the highest ranked Jesuit school designated with top rankings:

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – Specialization in Health Care Systems Management (MSN-HCSM)

The MSN with emphasis in Health Care Systems Management (HCSM) program is developed for nurses in today’s health field – those who need the foundation, skills, leadership and expertise to navigate health care roles as a system and understand how organizational units function together as collaborative units at every level.

Delivered by a recognized researching and speaking faculty, professors in the School of Nursing are affiliated with local hospitals to provide consultation and practice within the context of those facilities. This ongoing expertise allows the programs to feature a practical side of real-world application into the coursework, not just theory and textbook.

BLEND Option (MSN Bridge)
Only one semester long and offered in a fully online format, the B.L.E.N.D. Option is the shortest bridge to MSN program currently available. This 6-credit bridge option is divided into two 3 credit hour courses, including a 45 hour practicum experience requirement. These two bridge courses cover important themes including:

Students who successfully complete the BLEND option (MSN Bridge) may continue directly into the online MSN-HCSM program.

You may be eligible to receive Federal Financial Assistance in the form of student loans or grants. Loyola University New Orleans uses the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine award amounts.

Students can complete their FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. In order to complete the FAFSA online, students will need two important codes. Here is how to obtain the information to proceed with an online FAFSA:

  • Students must register for a PIN (personal identification number) with the U.S. Department of Education. Your PIN will serve as your electronic signature on any and all future Federal Financial Aid documents completed online. You can apply for a PIN by visiting this website: http://www.pin.ed.gov
  • Students must enter the school code for Loyola University New Orleans. When completing the online version of the FAFSA, you will be asked for Loyola University New Orleans’ school code (enter 002016 for this question).