Loyola University Master's In Nursing

Nursing professionals seeking the education and experience required to advance their careers may participate in the accredited online Master of Science in Nursing program available through Loyola University. As a private, Jesuit university located within New Orleans and established during 1904, Loyola is one of the highest ranking institutions within the Southern U.S. Loyola is listed among America’s Best Colleges in the U.S. News and World Report as well as The Princeton Review for its innovative on-campus and online instruction. Loyola’s School of Nursing offers students a targeted curriculum to prepare graduates for the challenges of managing and educating within the evolving health care industry.

Application Requirements:

– Current and unrestricted RN license
– Cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale during undergraduate studies
– Completion of 3 credit hours in statistics
– Certificate of professional liability insurance with coverage of $1m per claim and $3m aggregate
– Completion of online application
– Payment of $40 application fee
– Official transcripts from all attended colleges and universities
– 3 Letters of recommendation stating applicants professional abilities and educational aspirations completed by former professors or nursing supervisors
– 1 page goal statement including career and graduate level educational goals
– Proof of criminal background check via www.CertifiedBackground.com


Tuition at Loyola University for the Masters in Nursing program is $744 per credit hour. A 36 credit hour MSN degree costs an estimated $26,784. Tuition does not include application fees, textbooks, and other educational fees.

Financial Aid

Loyola University offers a number of financial aid options to students who demonstrate need and qualify. Financial aid options include:

Federal Loans
– Subsidized Stafford Loans
– Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
– Graduate PLUS Loans

State or Federal Grants
– Work Study Program

Private and/or Alternative Loans

Nursing Student Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Awards
– American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Awards
– Educational Advancement Scholarships
– American Indian Graduate Center Fellowships
– American Assembly for Men In Nursing Foundation
– BestNursingDegree.com Scholarships
– ExceptionalNurse.com Awards
– Indian Health Service Repayment Programs
– March of Dimes Awards
– National Association of Hispanic Nurses Awards
– National Association of Neonatal Nurses Scholarships
– National Black Nurse Association
– National Health Service Corps Scholarships and Loan Repayment Programs
– Nurse Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program
– Nurse Practitioner Health Association Scholarships
– Nurses’ Educational Funds, Inc. Scholarships
– Online Nursing Programs Awards
– Promise Of Nursing Regional Faculty Fellowships
– Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Scholarships
– State Nursing Assumption Program of Loans For Education Program

Student Employment

Military, Veterans and Dependent Benefit Programs
– Yellow Ribbon Scholarships


Loyola University has offered a targeted, unique, and highly ranking Masters of Nursing to RNS for over thirty years. As one of the largest online graduate schools, the online MSN program at Loyola is among the top 10 graduate programs listed by the U.S. News & World report. The program is available through flexible, full or part time studies and features all aspects of understanding and managing contemporary health care issues. MSN students at Loyola participate in courses led by a team of experienced faculty with 24 hour access to a personal support center and one of the most acclaimed academic libraries within the U.S. Courses within Loyola’s online MSN program feature instruction based in a diverse graduate level nursing program as well as specialized instruction within the concentration of Health Care Systems Management. Loyola’s online MSN program consists of 36 credit hours and generally requires a two year time investment. Courses include: theoretical perspectives in nursing, advanced role
integration, legal and ethical issues in health care, nursing financial resources, managed care methodologies, outcomes measurement and data management, disease resource management, advanced research methods, health care systems, advanced nursing financial resources, human resource management, and a practicum.

Graduates from Loyola’s online MSN program advance to a number of leadership positions within today’s expanding health care industry.