Loyola University Chicago
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Population-Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety
M.S.N. - Population-Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety
The Population-Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety (PICES) specialty track prepares professional nurses for practice in an advanced practice role to meet the challenges of health care and community associated infections, emerging diseases, environmental hazards and bioterrorism. Our rapidly evolving health care system demands that professional nurses concerned about patient safety and health care associated infections go beyond an individual or hospital focus. Prevention, early detection, surveillance and treatment modalities must be designed, implemented and evaluated at the system level. Today's health care system calls for nurses to be community and population-focused; capable of recognizing and managing emerging infections; and able to deal effectively with environmental hazards and threats of bioterrorism.
Graduates of the PICES major are well positioned for roles that require collaboration among disciplines, critical analysis of systems and outcomes, and the creation of key improvements in health care delivery.
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