Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing

Nursing Education for Leading Change and Translating Science into Practice

The Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing, based on Jesuit values, educates professional nurses who lead change and translate science into practice in a dynamic global health care environment. For more than 30 years, the College of Social Science’s School of Nursing has been preparing students and working nurses for their critical leadership role in the health care industry.

Heritage of Health Care Excellence and Affordability

Choosing Loyola means that you’ve not only chosen an innovator in nursing education, you’ve also chosen a program where your financial needs are recognized. Besides maintaining a very competitive tuition rate, you may choose to defer up to 90 percent of tuition and fees until the end of the semester in which they are incurred if you are participating in an employer-sponsored tuition reimbursement program.

The programs we offer include:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Applications for the RN to BSN and RN to MSN programs are not being accepted at this time.

BLEND Program (Bridge to MSN)

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) in Health Care Systems Management

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  • Post-Baccalaureate to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP)
  • Post-Master’s to Doctor of Nursing Practice (MSN to DNP)

student Achievements + Research

MSN Student Award Received Top Honors at 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards


Thomas Calabro of South Georgia Medical Center and a student in the MSN Health Care Systems Management program received top honors in the Critical Care category at this year’s Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes 2014 Nurse of the Year Awards.

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faculty Achievements + Research

Faculty Member Published in Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare

Dr. Cynthia Collins, Associate Professor, recently published an article in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare titled Men as Caregivers of the Elderly: Support for the Contributions of Sons.

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alumni Achievements + Research

DNP Alum Opens Clinic to Provide Affordable Health Care to the Uninsured and Underinsured

Loyola DNP alum Sue Hook has opened Samaritan Health and Wellness Center to provide affordable health care to the uninsured and under insured. Recently, a local TV station highlighted her success.

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