Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

MSN - Population-Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety


820 N. Michigan Ave

Lewis Towers Suite 1200

Chicago, IL 60611

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSN - Population-Based Infection Control and Environmental Safety

Format: Online

Program Description:

This degree program 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. Coursework is completely online, but Chicago-based students may take selected courses on campus if they choose. Clinical practicum is required.

Program Structure

  • The degree offers full-time enrollment - Average time to completion (full time): 2–3 years
  • The degree offers part-time enrollment - Average time to completion (part time): 3–5 years
  • This degree can be earned completely online; some on-campus evening courses are also available.

Internships and Research Opportunities

Loyola has collaborative partnerships in health care settings throughout the Chicagoland area. Many of these sites are in medically underserved areas. Faculty members design the clinical practicums and guide students in the selection of appropriate clinical sites.

As art of your clinical practicum, you will have opportunities to work in institutional and community settings and participate in programs designed to enhance the health of vulnerable populations.


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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