Doctor of Nursing Practice
Loyola University Chicago

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). 

Special Accreditation

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation Statement

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

Restricted States

Colorado, Minnesota, Washington