Online Nursing Programs

Recognized as one of the 10 Best Regional Universities of the South by U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR), Loyola University New Orleans offers several rigorous academic programs in an online format, including Loyola’s prestigious nursing programs.

The College of Nursing and Health’s School of Nursing has been preparing students and working nurses to be innovative, ethical, and well-rounded leaders in the healthcare field for over 30 years. Graduates of Loyola’s School of Nursing are committed both to serving individual people, as well as working to improve the healthcare field as a whole. Not only is the School of Nursing consistently ranked among the Best Graduate Schools of Nursing (USN&WR), but it is also considered one of the Top Online Graduate Nursing Programs – and the highest-ranked Jesuit graduate nursing program (USN&WR). The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Loyola University New Orleans are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). Accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

100% Online & In-Demand

Online nursing students are able to access the School of Nursing’s extensive resources and esteemed faculty while taking advantage of the convenience of online learning. Loyola’s online nursing programs are designed to give you the flexibility to complete your nursing degree without disrupting your professional or family responsibilities.

Pursue your academic and professional goals with one of the following high-demand online nursing programs:

  • RN to BSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Leadership)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Educator)
  • RN to MSN (Traditional and Bridge)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-baccalaureate to DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner )
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-master’s to DNP – Executive Leader)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-master’s to DNP – Nurse Practitioner)

RN to BSN

Enhance your practice as an RN with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree that demonstrates your knowledge and extensive training in patient care. Online students can transfer credits from an Associate or Diploma in Nursing to complete the BSN.


Master of Science in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner )

Advance your career with an MSN degree and open the door to a variety of career paths in primary care settings with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialization.


Master of Science in Nursing (Nursing Leadership )

Earn your MSN and gain in-depth training in systems administration that will prepare you to take on a leadership position in a wide range of healthcare settings.


Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Educator )

Nurses are in extremely high demand, and so are those who can train them. Earn a specialized MSN that prepares you to educate, train, and inspire the next generation of nurses.


RN to MSN (Traditional and Bridge)

We want to make it as convenient as possible for working RNs to achieve their goal of earning a Master of Science in Nursing degree. That’s why we offer two options – the Traditional RN to MSN program for RNs who hold associate degrees in nursing and the RN to MSN Bridge program for RNs who have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field.


Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-baccalaureate to DNP – Family Nurse Practitioner )

Take your career to the next level and earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree that will prepare you to serve as a family nurse practitioner, providing primary care to individuals and families across their lifespans.


Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-master’s to DNP – Executive Leader )

Earn a DNP degree with a strong focus on leadership with this concentration open to students with both advanced practice and non-clinical master’s degrees. Learn how to champion the mission of your health care organization as you develop advanced practice skills with a systems and population focus.


Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post-master’s to DNP – Nurse Practitioner )

If you are a certified nurse practitioner and have a master’s in nursing, you can advance your career with a terminal DNP degree that will prepare you with advanced skills in both clinical practice as well as health care leadership.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at Loyola University New Orleans are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

Loyola’s online graduate Nursing degrees (MSN and DNP) ranked among Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs by U.S. News & World Report.