Program Overview

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. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    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.

    Requirements

    • 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). 

    Restrictions

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

    School Overview

    Loyola University Chicago is a two-year public school located in Chicago, Illinois. LUC was founded in 1870 by the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus as St. Ignatius College. Today, the school is the largest Jesuit University in the United States and is one of the 28 members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. The institution is associated with the Roman Catholic Church in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Although the school is primarily Roman Catholic, LUC encourages each person to celebrate their personal faith and to respect and learn from other people of faith within our Loyola community.

    Loyola University Chicago offers associate's, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, certificates of completion at the graduate level, and doctorate degrees. LUC is home to the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • Arrupe College
    • Quinlan School of Business
    • School of Communication
    • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    • School of Education
    • The Graduate School
    • School of Law
    • Stritch School of Medicine
    • Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
    • School of Social Work

    Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Online degrees are offered at all levels from most schools.

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