Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit and Catholic institution of higher learning offering programs in the liberal arts and sciences as well as opportunities for professional study both in the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is consistently included in the ranking for the Top Ten Southern Region Schools as determined by the U.S. News and World Report. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The university has expanded its student reach by offering completely online programs specifically its Master of Science in Nursing Program. This program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). It offers specialized focus on the knowledge and skills required for those aiming to occupy nursing leadership positions in various healthcare organizations. Loyola University New Orleans has been providing targeted education to registered nurses for more than thirty years.

Designed to be completed in twenty-four (24) months, the online MSN Program requires 36 credit hours of graduate coursework including core courses and major courses. Admissions are premised on having students complete one course at a time to ensure their undivided attention. Another program offered fully online is the RN to MSN Bridge Program for RNs having a non-Nursing Bachelor’s degree. This program is required for such students who intend to take the MSN Program. Financial aid options come in the form of student loans and grants.

Tuition rate for the MSN Programs is $ 703.00 per credit hour while the Bridge Program costs $ 434.00 per credit hour. Most of the students enrolled in these two online programs are employed full-time. Assistance to online degree students is given 24/7 by the university through phone, email or fax.