DIRECTOR: Ann H. Cary, Ph.D., MPH, RN, OFFICE: 205 Stallings Hall
COORDINATOR FOR NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM: Cynthia Collins, DNS, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC , OFFICE: 114 Stallings Hall
COORDINATOR FOR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Jane Savage, Ph.D., RN, CNE, OFFICE: 203 Stallings Hall
WEB PAGE: css.loyno.edu/nursing/
The School of Nursing offers three different tracks in the M.S.N. program. Two are clinical tracks to prepare family and adult nurse practitioners, which are available for continuing nurse practitioner students only. Beginning in 2012, nurse practitioner preparation will occur in the post-BSN to DNP track. Please see Doctor of Nursing Practice section degree track section. The other master's track prepares nurse managers and accepts new students each semester.
The mission of the M.S.N. program is to prepare nurses to function in advanced roles in a variety of health care settings. The M.S.N. program seeks to develop critical thinking and ethical decision making skills as primary skills needed by all nurses in advanced roles. The curriculum is designed to educate nurses to provide effective and cost-efficient nursing care, and to provide leadership in improving and extending health care to specific populations.
Loyola’s bachelor of science in nursing and master of science in nursing degree programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) through spring 2015. To contact the NLNAC, use the following information. Address: 3343 Peachtree NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326; Phone: (404) 975-5000
The N.P. is limited to currently enrolled students seeking a masters degree in the N.P.
The goals of the N.P. program are to:
The objectives of the N.P. program are that graduates will be prepared to:
The goals of the H.C.S.M. program are to:
The objectives of the H.C.S.M. program are that graduates will be prepared to:
Students are admitted into the M.S.N. program based on a thorough review of all materials provided to the Graduate Admissions Committee of the School of Nursing. Students may be admitted unconditionally or provisionally.
Sixty days prior to enrollment, the student is required to apply for a certified background review at their own expense, by a provider designated by Loyola University New Orleans with the results reported to Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing: Attention: Lisa Williams. Information on this process will be provided to the student upon acceptance of an admission offer.
Graduates of associate degree and diploma nursing programs may apply for admission to the R.N.-to-M.S.N. option for the M.S.N. program. In this option, students complete requirements for both the B.S.N. and M.S.N. degrees.
a.) Application for Undergraduate Admission.
b.) Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
c.) Proof of a current R.N. license.
d.) Proof of Professional Liability insurance (limits 1,000,000-3,000,000)
e.) Application fee of $20 ($40 for online program). Checks to be made payable to Loyola University.
The School of Nursing reviews all applications and makes admissions decisions. The committee may recommend two types of admission:
Unconditional Admission: Applicants are admitted unconditionally when they have submitted all required materials and met all admission standards. Since admission into the M.S.N. program is limited, the Committee reserves the right to determine which applicants are the best match for Loyola’s graduate program.
Provisional Admission: If an applicant appears to meet admission standards but is unable to provide one or more documents required for admission by the time admissions decisions are made, provisional admission may be granted. A provisionally admitted student has until the beginning of the second academic term to provide required materials. The Graduate Admissions Committee reserves the right to deny any provisionally admitted student the right to enroll in courses if needed documentation has not been provided by the beginning of the second academic term.
For a complete Transfer of Academic Credit policy, please view - http://2011bulletin.loyno.edu/graduate/graduate-academic-regulations#transfer_of_credit
Upon entering the M.S.N. program, each student provides evidence that she/he has a current, unencumbered, unrestricted, and valid registered nurse license and there are no grounds for disciplinary proceedings. If at any point during the program a student’s R.N. license becomes encumbered or restricted, the student is obligated to immediately inform the director of the School of Nursing.
In order to remain in good standing and progress through the MSN program, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. A student on academic probation has one semester (fall, spring, or summer semester) to remove the academic deficiency. If the deficiency is not removed in the allotted time, the student may not be eligible to continue in the program. The final decision to allow a student to remain in the program will be made by the department faculty. Generally, no course with a grade below C may be used toward degree requirements and must be repeated. Each program has published policies in the handbook indicating the minimal grade required in each course to progress in the program. A grade of "F" in any course will result in dismissal from the program.
Students are required to complete the program within five years of their first term of enrollment.
Students should be advised that, for purposes of application for an advanced practice license, the Louisiana State Board of Nursing sets a time limit on the age of courses in advanced pharmacology. Thus, students cannot apply for an advanced practice registered nurse (A.P.R.N.) license in Louisiana unless course work in advanced pharmacology is deemed current.