Online Student Experience


Online Learning Format

  • Targeted curriculum designed and led by experienced faculty.
  • Coursework conveniently available via internet.
  • No need to be online at specific times or days.
  • Reliable 24/7 tech support from a team of knowledgeable professionals.
  • Access to peer collaboration through online forums.
  • Frequent contact with professors through online discussion boards.
  • Virtual bookstore in which high quality new and used textbooks can be ordered online and delivered directly to your home.
  • The same accredited curriculum and degrees available to students enrolled on-campus.

Earn your degree while you earn a living:
Learn the skills you need to succeed in today's competitive work environment. You will have the flexibility to “attend class" anytime, anywhere you have access to a PC. Never again will job or family-related responsibilities, travel, shift changes, or commuting problems interfere with your studies.

Simple access to online education:
If you can open an email, you can take an online program. All you need to start your degree program is access to a Pentium-class personal computer, a standard web browser, and an Internet service provider. You can take one of our online courses wherever you have access to the Internet.

Learn with the latest in e-Learning technology:
Our online nursing programs use the Blackboard course management system. Our students find Blackboard easy to navigate and a great tool to learn and interact with faculty and classmates.

Take classes from almost anywhere:
Online learning allows you to access interactive coursework without the need to be physically present in a classroom. Using your computer and an Internet service provider (ISP) you can access your course anywhere, anytime that is convenient for you giving you a unique measure of control over your education.

Online learning is fully interactive:
You will be able to review the materials online as often as you need. In addition, you can interact with your instructor and classmates by sharing questions, thoughts and ideas through email.

Online courses are similar to classroom courses:
A syllabus will lead you through the course content and, in many online courses, you'll be asked to do exercises and solve problems, either alone or in small groups. You'll have weekly assignments, and will generally be asked to complete projects, write papers, and/or take tests as a way for the instructors to assess your understanding of the material. In addition, you'll be interacting with your classmates and instructors, just not face-to-face.

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See what our graduates think about online learning.

An online program makes it easy to balance advancing your education into your current schedule.

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How Online Classes Work

You will be guided systematically through the learning process and coursework. Practical student guides, case studies, and weekly assignments will keep you focused, motivated, and on track until the degree is completed.

As an online student, you will have a unique opportunity to meet other students from many places around the country via the Internet. You may interact with your professors and fellow students as often as you like.

When taking an online course at Loyola University New Orleans, your computer should meet minimum specifications.

When you are a student in an online degree program at Loyola University New Orleans, the assistance you need will always be just a phone call, email, or fax away! We are here for you 24/7 and you are not alone.

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Student Blogs

How an Online Education Surprised Me

Over the course of about eight years, I looked into various RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) programs to fill in the gap of sporadic knowledge that I have obtained during my twelve years of nursing practice with an Associate’s Degree.

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Why I Chose an Online DNP Nursing Program at Loyola New Orleans University Online

My personal academic growth has exposed me to both styles of education: traditional and distance learning. Personally, this is my second time being a devoted distance-learning student, once for my RN-BSN and now for my DNP-FNP.

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Returning to Nursing School After 15 Years

I have not always had the desire to return to school. The mere thought of spending countless hours studying, writing research papers, and the stress of preparing for exams caused me to feel uneasy.

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