The School of Nursing offers an online non-clinical track in the Master of Science in Nursing in Health Care Systems Management (MSN-HCSM) program to prepare nurse managers.
The School of Nursing also offers a Bridge to Leadership Education for Nurses at a Distance (BLEND) Program (MSN Bridge), which is a two-course program designed specifically for active RN’s with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees who would like to enroll in the online MSN with specialization in Health Care Systems Management (MSN-HCSM) program
Leadership Strategies Every Nurse Leader Needs
Focused on leadership strategies, the emphasis in Health Care Systems Management covers all aspects of nursing administration. From disease prevention and health promotion to workforce management, the online MSN-HCSM provides the flexibility to address challenges and professional opportunities as a nursing manager, director, or healthcare executive.
Leverage Your Nursing Experience and Non-Nursing Bachelor Degree to Enter a Top-Ranking MSN
Bridge Programs are developed for nurses who have already earned an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, but wish to purse their graduate degree in nursing. The programs are designed to “bridge” your professional nursing experience and training with the foundational knowledge you need to be successful in a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.
To be admitted to the MSN program, the RN must complete Loyola’s BLEND Program (MSN Bridge) which is comprised of two 3-credit courses (NURS 482 & NURS 483) that serve as prerequisites to 700-level (graduate) nursing courses.
Students are admitted into the MSN program based on a thorough review of all materials provided to the School of Nursing. Students may be admitted unconditionally or provisionally.