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Online Nursing Students

Admission Requirements

 

To apply to an online nursing program:

  1. Complete the free online application.
  2. Submit your transcripts.
  3. Submit proof of an unencumbered RN licensure (uploaded to your application).
  4. Review the additional program-specific application requirements (graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs only).

If you have any questions along the way, please call (504) 577-2855 or email enrollonline@loyno.edu to speak with one of our dedicated enrollment specialists who can walk you through the admissions process.

The following application requirements apply to BSN to MSN applicants and the accelerated-track RN to MSN for applicants with a non-nursing bachelors:

  1. Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages, double-spaced) addressing the following prompts:
    • Describe your career experience (including primary area of expertise) and goals.
    • Describe how a master's degree in the track to which you are applying will facilitate your career goals.
    • Your expectations related to the time commitment required for graduate school.
    • *Family Nurse Practitioner track only: Address specifically why you want to become an FNP.
  2. Resume reflecting a minimum of 1,800 hours of recent nursing practice (or 12 months of full-time employment in nursing).
    • Applicants to the Family Nurse Practitioner track should include information related to recent direct patient care experience.
  3. Three references.

Dual Degree MSN/MBA applicants may also be required to submit an official GMAT or GRE score report (if you do not meet the test score waiver requirements). See the MBA admission requirements for more information.

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Applicants to the BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN to DNP Executive Leadership, and MSN to DNP Nurse Practitioner programs will be required to submit the following:

  1. Statement of Purpose (2 pages minimum, double-spaced) addressing the following prompts:
    • A description of your goals for doctoral study.
    • Research translation area of interest for your scholarly project.
    • Your career goals.
    • *BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner applicants only: Address specifically why you want to become an FNP.
  2. Resume reflecting a minimum of 1,800 hours of recent nursing practice (or 12 months of full-time employment).
    • *BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner applicants only: Include information related to recent direct patient care experience.
  3. Three references.

MSN to DNP Executive Leadership applicants must submit a verification of graduate practicum hours document.

MSN to DNP Nurse Practitioner applicants must provide evidence of certification or licensure as a Nurse Practitioner.

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Applicants to thePost-Bachelor's Healthcare Systems Administration & Leadership, Post-Bachelor's Nursing Informatics, and Post-Master's Nurse Educator certificate programs will be required to submit the following:

  1. Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages, double-spaced) addressing the following prompts:
    • Describe your career experience (including primary area of expertise) and goals.
    • Describe how the certificate program to which you are applying will facilitate your career goals.
    • Your expectations related to the time commitment required for your study.
  2. Resume reflecting a minimum of 1,800 hours of recent nursing practice (or 12 months of full-time employment in nursing).

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Official Transcripts

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions. Application decisions can be made based on unofficial transcripts; however, official transcripts are required before acceptance is official. Official transcripts can be sent by email to enrollonline@loyno.edu or by post to:

Transcript Processing Center
ATTN: Loyola University new Orleans
8300 Norman Center Drive
Suite 400
Bloomington, MN 55437

Pleases Note: All paper transcripts received by mail must be in the original sealed, unopened envelope from the institution where the coursework was completed for the transcript to be considered official. Electronic transcripts are considered official if sent directly from the institution or transcript service (e.g., National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment, Scrip-Safe).