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Online Master of Science in Nursing Program

Specialize your care through two career concentrations.


With the combined strength of a credentialed, supportive faculty and prestigious academic resources, the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Loyola University New Orleans allows you to advance your career, increase your earnings potential, and provide superior care in a specialized role.

The average MSN salary is $83,000 — that’s $20,000 more than the average RN with a BSN salary.*
Loyola University offers unique curricula designed for aspiring health care system managers and nurse educators. Plus, active RNs with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees may qualify for entry into an MSN program through the two-course BLEND program.
Online MSN Concentrations

MSN, Nursing Leadership (NL) (formerly Health Care Systems Management)

Focused on leadership strategies, Loyola’s online MSN Nursing Leadership program provides you with the advanced skills and flexibility to address challenges and positions you for professional opportunities as a nursing manager, director, or health care executive.

MSN, Nurse Educator

Loyola’s online MSN-FNP concentration develops your clinical skills so you can provide holistic care for families across the health continuum and become eligible to apply for certification as an FNP. Open the door to a variety of employment opportunities in primary care settings as you gain the knowledge needed to promote health across all ages.
RN to MSN Options

Traditional RN to MSN

For active RNs with an associate’s degree but who have not earned a bachelor’s degree in any subject, the traditional RN to MSN option may be the right fit. This option designed to provide the undergraduate nursing education you need to be successful in a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. You can apply to any of the online MSN concentrations: Nursing Leadership or Nurse Educator.

Loyola’s RN-MSN curriculum is composed of undergraduate general education, undergraduate nursing, and graduate nursing coursework that leads to the conferral of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), followed by an MSN.

RN to MSN Bridge

Through our RN to MSN Bridge option, active RNs with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees can become eligible to apply to one of the two MSN programs: Nursing Leadership or Nurse Educator. This unique six-credit program directly bridges your professional nursing experience with foundational knowledge of topics including population health and professional communication.
Here’s Why You’ll Love Loyola
  • 100% online: A regionally and CCNE-accredited traditional university
  • Dedicated School of Nursing librarian ready to help you with research
  • Since 2012, Loyola has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs”
  • Step-by-step support from a dedicated network of credentialed faculty and accomplished alumni who are ready to help you achieve your goals
  • Personal Support Center offers 24/7 technical support
  • A rich Jesuit history of academic excellence, value-centered education of the whole person, and a commitment to lifelong learning, social justice, and service
Unlock your full potential with an MSN. Specialize your skills at Loyola.
*The Registered Nurse Population: Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses,” U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, September 2010.
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