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Loyola University New Orleans Online

Overview

Loyola University New Orleans has for well over a decade been recognized as one of the top 10 regional universities in the South. U.S. News & World Report, in its 2008 "America's Best Colleges" issue, ranks the University sixth in its "Best Universities-Master's" category for the Southern Region. Loyola offers an online program leading to a Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Health Care Systems Management (HCSM). Loyola Online combines the curriculum and expert support of a top ranked university with the flexibility to help working students make the most of their busy schedules.

Points of Distinction

  • No on-campus requirement
  • Flexibility of pursuing degree part-time
  • Ability to earn a Master of Science in Nursing in two years
  • Online coursework exactly parallels classroom version

Areas of Study

Loyola University New Orleans Online offers a Master of Science in Nursing Degree with a specialization in Health Care Systems Management (MSN-HCSM). The curriculum is administered entirely online and leads to career advancement within the in-demand HCSM field. Loyola Online also offers a RN-MSN Bridge Program for those RNs who have a non-nursing Bachelor's degree. Completion of the Bridge program will allow students with Bachelor's degree in non-nursing fields to be admitted to the MSN program.

Admissions

Admission to the program can be initiated by using Loyola's using online graduate application. Also online is an admission application checklist which contains instructions about when and how to apply. This checklist describes admission requirements and outlines the rest of the application process.

Faculty

Loyola Online employs a seasoned and highly qualified faculty whose members are not only classroom teachers, but are also sensitive to the need to serve as a guide for their online students. Instructors use the course web site to deliver lectures, course materials, discussion questions and assignments. They are available for frequent contact with their students via a toll-free number, as well as through fax and e-mail.

Student Body

Students in the online program are nursing professionals eager to advance their career and increase their salary. Most Registered Nurses who enroll in distance education courses are over 25 years of age and are employed full-time.

Student Life

Students have access to a virtual bookstore in which high quality new and used textbooks can be ordered online and delivered directly to the student's home. A book buy back feature is also offered. Coursework is conveniently available via any Internet-accessible computer and reliable tech support is provided from a team of knowledgeable professionals. Students have frequent contact with their professors through online discussion boards and access to peer collaboration through online forums. It is recommended that students schedule between eight to twelve hours each week for a three-credit course.

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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