Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing



Philip H. Corboy Law Center

Lewis Towers Suite 630

Chicago, IL 60626

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.N. - Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS); M.S.N. - Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with Combined Family Nurse Practitioner Option; M.S.N. - Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) with Combined Adult Nurse Practitioner Option

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Niehoff School of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing degree to prepare professional nurses for leadership roles at an advanced-practice level in the care of oncology patients and their families. The explosion of scientific and technological discoveries in cancer care as well as the shift in the site of care requires advanced-practice oncology nurses be prepared to deliver complex care in new settings. This program's educational and clinical opportunities are focused across the cancer care continuum (genetic screening, primary prevention, acute care and palliative care). Nurse leaders of the future must have a blend of clinical and entrepreneurial skills to lead interdisciplinary, cancer-related teams and to design and implement innovative health-care practices. Entrepreneurial opportunities and skills are emphasized for developing strategic partnerships, influencing health-care decision making and providing fiscally sound management.


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

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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