Master of Science in Nursing / Adult-Gerontology CSN with Oncology Specialty
Loyola University Chicago

Program Details

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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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Loyola University Chicago is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent, Occupational License

Additional Info

  • Be a Registered Professional Nurse in the United States

Restricted States

Colorado, Minnesota, Mississippi, Virginia, Washington