Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Population-Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety


Philip H. Corboy Law Center

Lewis Towers Suite 630

Chicago, IL 60626

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S.N. - Population-Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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

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