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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Program Details

The online Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to become advanced professionals and to ensure the health and well-being of patients they are working with. Students will learn how to solve problems in the complex changing health care field. 

The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree requires students to travel to campus once each semester to attend a two to three day class consisting of seminars and presentations related to the degree program. 

Students in this program may choose from two specialty tracks:  Health Care Quality Using Education in Safety and Technology (H-Quest) and Infection Prevention DNP. 


  • Official Transcripts
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • A Personal Statement
  • Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  •  Interview
  • Current Nursing License
  • A MSN degree

Loyola’s DNP program uses the distance learning model that is supplemented with two on-campus immersion sessions at the Maywood campus each academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). 

Accreditation & Licensing

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, ensuring the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.


Due to Nursing faculty requirements, the following online programs will not be available to residents of Minnesota, Washington and Colorado.