Master of Science in Nursing


For Active RNs Advancing in their Careers and Looking for a Master’s in Nursing with a Unique Focus on Systems Administration – Loyola University New Orleans Online MSN with Specialization in Health Care Systems Management is for You.

Every nurse has leadership potential. As you rise within your career, colleagues will look to you to lead a team in transforming healthcare. The online MSN with specialization in Health Care Systems Management (MSN-HCSM) from Loyola University New Orleans helps you gain the necessary knowledge and skills that can take your career to the next level, and instill positive change in your healthcare surroundings.

An Asynchronous Format That Fits Into Every Nurse’s Busy Schedule

The unique, asynchronous format of the online environment allows students the flexibility to pursue their educational goals while accommodating other responsibilities. We aspire to help our students become the most effective nurse leaders possible by empowering them with knowledge today that they can use tomorrow.

Targeted Curriculum Founded in Nurse Leadership

The Health Care Systems Management (HCSM) specialization of Loyola's online MSN degree is focused on the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a variety of nursing leadership positions in health care organizations.

The program covers topics including:

  • Nursing Administration
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Finance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Health Promotion
  • Disease Prevention/Management
  • Integrated Delivery Systems
  • Managed Care Strategies
  • Workforce Management

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Students in the Master of Science in Nursing program benefit from diverse course content; all of which adheres to standards identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and the Standards of Practice for Case Managers (1995) published by the Case Management Society of America.

Loyola’s MSN Prepares Students to Successfully Sit for Certification Exams

Graduates will be prepared to sit for the American Nurses Association Certification Exam in Nursing Executive, Advanced and/or the Commission for Case Manager Certification Exam.

Loyola’s BLEND Program (Bridge to MSN) Offers RN’s with Non-Nursing Bachelor Degrees to Enter the MSN Program

An RN who has a non-nursing bachelor's degree may be admitted to Loyola's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. To be admitted to the MSN program, the RN must complete Loyola's BLEND Program.

What Career Paths Does an MSN Prepare Students for?

The online MSN-HCSM program prepares you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a variety of nursing leadership positions in health care organizations, including:

  • Care Coordinator
  • Case Manager
  • Nurse Consultant
  • Nurse Executive
  • Nurse Manager
  • Outcomes Manager
  • Product Line Manager

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Why Earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Loyola University New Orleans?

Gain the Confidence of an MSN that is Backed by Top Rankings and Accreditation

Loyola’s MSN is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN, formerly NLNAC) and has been consistently named a Top 10 Online Graduate Nursing Program by U.S. News & World Report since 2012. In 2014, Loyola’s online graduate nursing programs ranked highest among Jesuit schools:

  • 3rd in Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • 6th in Overall Best Online Graduate Nursing program
  • 8th in Student Services and Technology

Employer Tuition Reimbursement Program

Students whose employer provides tuition reimbursement may be eligible for a deferral of 90% of tuition. Students on financial aid may participate in the program only if there is a balance due after all aid has been applied (the tuition deferral will be limited to the remaining account balance).

Opportunity for Professional Certification at the End of your Degree Program

Upon graduation, graduates of the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN-HCSM) are eligible and fully prepared to sit for the following certification exams:

Access to J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library, One of the Most Prestigious Academic Libraries in the Country

J. Edgar and Louise S. Monroe Library serves the teaching, learning, and research needs of Loyola University New Orleans, and has been recognized locally, regionally, and nationally for its excellence in this service. The library has been recognized each year consistently by The Princeton Review since 2006, named among the top 10 alongside Harvard, Duke, Princeton, Colgate, Cornell and Columbia Universities since 2011.

Long-standing History, Experience and Tradition

With roots dating back to 1904 when Loyola University New Orleans opened its doors, the School of Nursing was formally established in 1979. That same year, Loyola’s School of Nursing became the first university in Louisiana to develop a targeted nursing program exclusive to the needs of professional nurses. The School of Nursing began offering the BSN in a distance learning format in 1991, and by 2010 brought the MSN to a completely online format all the while keeping Jesuit values at the forefront of the curriculum.
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Outstanding MSN Faculty with Expertise in their Field

Of current courses taught by full-time faculty, 89% hold a doctoral degree and the remaining 11% are enrolled in a doctoral degree program. All faculty have expertise in the course they teach.
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Flexible Online Format to Accommodate Your Busy Schedule

Loyola’s graduate nursing programs are 100% online with asynchronous, flexible coursework that allows you to study part-time -- whenever it's convenient for you.

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