Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Leadership

A Rewarding Career in Nursing Leadership at your Fingertips.

If you are an active RN advancing in your career and looking for a master’s in nursing with a unique focus on systems administration, the Loyola University New Orleans online MSN with specialization in Nursing Leadership (formerly Health Care Systems Management) is for you.

It takes an exceptional individual to rise to the top of the nursing profession. As you grow within your nursing career, your colleagues will look to you to transform the healthcare environment and instill a positive change in your surroundings. The online MSN with specialization in Nursing Leadership from Loyola University New Orleans helps you attain the knowledge and skills to take your career to the next level.

Targeted Curriculum Founded in Nurse Leadership

The Nursing Leadership (formerly Health Care Systems Management) 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 (2010) published by the Case Management Society of America.

A Student-Centered Format for Your Busy Schedule

The format of this program is designed to accommodate the busy lives of our students. With an interactive online environment, the student-centered learning method allows working nurses like you to take courses on your schedule, accessing peer-to-peer interactions, discussion boards, and multi-media learning tools at your convenience. You will enjoy the flexibility to pursue your educational goals while accommodating other responsibilities. We aspire to help our students become effective leaders in the healthcare industry while advancing their career opportunities.

Exciting Career Paths with an MSN from Loyola

The online MSN in Nursing Leadership (formerly Health Care Systems Management) 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 from Loyola University New Orleans?

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

The MSN program at Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and has been consistently named a Top Online Graduate Nursing Program by U.S. News & World Report since 2012. The school was also ranked in the top 10 regional universities in the South.

Loyola’s MSN Prepares Students for Success in Certification Exams

Upon graduation, graduates of the online Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Leadership are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Association Certification Exam in Nursing Executive, Advanced and the Commission for Case Manager Certification Exam. These high-level nursing certifications are an excellent gauge of a nurse's talents and are highly respected by healthcare employers. After successfully completing these certification exams, you will be in an excellent position to advance your nursing career.

Rn-Msn Bridge Program Offers Rns Unique Opportunity 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 Bridge option and meet the admissions requirements for their chosen MSN specialization. The two-course option lets RNs apply their professional nursing experience with foundational lessons required to succeed in the MSN program.

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).

Access to Prestigious Academic Libraries

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. These prestigious academic libraries are an unparalleled source of information for those in the nursing program and provide students with some of the finest educational resources in the academic world.

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

All full-time faculty in the School of Nursing hold a doctoral degree and have expertise in the course they teach. Our professors are passionate about teaching and place a great deal of value in creating a stimulating learning environment that fosters both creativity and critical thought. With a hands-on curriculum, personal interaction with students, and an atmosphere of mutual respect, graduates from this program are well-prepared to grow and advance their careers in the field of nursing.

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Flexible Online Format to Accommodate Your Busy Schedule

Loyola’s graduate nursing programs are 100% online with coursework that allows you to study whenever and wherever it's convenient for you.

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