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Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner (Bridge)

Program Details

The Family Nurse Practitioner concentration in Loyola University’s online MSN program opens the door to a variety of employment opportunities in primary care settings. Here, you will gain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide holistic care to individuals, families, and populations across the health continuum as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN).  Family Nurse Practitioners frequently work in primary care settings, but they also find gainful employment in hospitals, schools, homes, correctional facilities, rural clinics, and more. In this role, you may be required to conduct physical examinations, diagnose illnesses, help patients focus on wellness and disease prevention, prescribe medication, assist in minor surgeries, and more.


Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on all course work or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on the last 60 hrs in an undergraduate accredited nursing program. For RNs with a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on all undergraduate work plus a minimum grade of B on each course taken in the Loyola BLEND program.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)