Master of Science in Nursing / Population-Based Infection Control & Environmental Safety APN
Loyola University Chicago

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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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

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

Restricted States

Colorado, Minnesota, Washington, Mississippi