According to Loyola University:
|“Loyola University New Orleans strives to provide convenient options for RNs looking to further their career in nursing. That’s why it offers two RN to MSN options, depending on your educational background: a traditional RN to MSN or a RN to MSN Bridge option. The RN to MSN option is available to students who hold associate’s degrees in nursing. The MSN Bridge option is available to students who hold associate’s degrees in nursing and a bachelor’s degree in another discipline.”|
|Total credit hours||The BSN degree is a total of 120 hours. You then move directly into the remainder of graduate-level coursework in your intended MSN specialization:
|Tuition per credit||Tuition and fees|
|Accreditation||Loyola University New Orleans is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; the online MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.|
|Practicum, internship and/or on-campus intensive||For MSN-Nursing Leadership or MSN-Nurse Educator students, the practicum is completed in one semester and consists of 180 clock hours of experience; MSN-FNP students take multiple practicum courses to earn a total of 720 clock hours. MSN-FNP students will also attend an on-campus orientation prior to courses beginning and an annual on-campus practice intensive.|
|Concentrations||Loyola University’s MSN program features three concentrations, each with a unique curriculum designed for success in a rewarding career. Each MSN concentration features a robust practicum component where you will be able to put your ideas into action in one or more professional health care settings.
|Admission requirements||According to Loyola University, to be eligible for admission to the RN-MSN program, applicants must fulfill the following requirements: