Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Nursing / Population-Based Infection Control & Environment Safety (PICES) Advanced Practice Nursing degree is designed to  prepare nurses to deal with health care challenges such as infections, emerging diseases, environmental hazards, and other threats. 

Graduates will have enhanced their knowledge of infection and safety in order to ensure the health and well-being of the patients they care for by learning about preventing, detecting, and treating infections and diseases. 

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

Advanced specialty courses include:

  • Health Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Health Policy and Healthcare Delivery
  • Advanced Concepts in Community Health
  • Theory, Methods, and Advanced Concepts in Health Systems Management

Students must complete a Clinical Practicum within this specialty. In order to begin the 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.

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    Program Overview

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      100% Online
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      Technology Fee (per semester): $125; Matriculation Fee (one-time): $100

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    • Official Transcripts
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • A Personal Statement
    • Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume
    •  Interview
    • Current Nursing License
    • A BSN degree with a 3.0 GPA

    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, Washington and Colorado.


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