Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Adult Health


Philip H. Corboy Law Center

Lewis Towers Suite 630

Chicago, IL 60626

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.N. - Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS); M.S.N. - Adult Health Nurse Practitioner (ANP); M.S.N. - Adult Health Nurse Practitioner with Cardiovascular Subspecialty M.S.N. - Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with Cardiovascular Subspecialty

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This Master of Science in Nursing program prepares professional nurses to assume leadership roles at an advanced-practice level that will be effective in assisting people across their lifespan to promote, maintain and regain an optimal level of health. Graduates are prepared for independent and collaborative decision making in physical and psychosocial assessment, health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention and management of acute and chronic health problems in individuals and families. Emphasis is given to care of individuals and families in vulnerable populations. Students in this major may choose between two role options: the CNS role or the nurse-practitioner role. Each role blends practice, education, consultation and collaboration. While the education of the CNS and ANP overlaps in many areas, the CNS is first and foremost a clinical expert who provides advanced practice to patients with complex health problems. This can be through direct care as well as indirect care involving staff education, case management or the management of system change in complex organizations. The nurse-practitioner role focuses on diagnosis, treatment and the management of common acute conditions and stable chronic conditions in a primary care setting. There is also a strong emphasis on wellness and prevention.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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