Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Nursing / Adult-Gerontology CSN with Oncology Specialty is designed to enhance students’ skills in order to ensure the health and well-being of the patients they care for as well as prepare students for the national certification exam.

This program requires students to complete core courses, advanced specialty courses, CNS specialty courses, an elective course, and a clinical practicum. CNS specialty courses include:

  • Cancer Genomics
  • Cancer Supportive Care and Symptom Management
  • Cancer Pathophysiology and Disease Management
  • Palliative Care

In addition to course credit hours, students must complete a Clinical Practicum. In order to begin this practicum students are required to have 2,000 hours of recent clinical nursing experience. This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Successful graduates will also be licensed by the state as advanced practice nurses. The Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist program provides the skills for students to lead cancer-related teams in designing customized health care practices for patients.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% 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.


    • Official Transcripts
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • A Personal Statement


    Due to Nursing faculty requirements, the following online programs will not be available to residents of Minnesota, Washington, Mississippi, Virginia, 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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