"It has been an exciting journey since I embarked on the MPS program with LIM. I enjoyed the robust discussions online and the exchange of experiences with my course mates and instructors. The program is flexible, and I am able to continue my full time work as a pastoral worker in the Archdiocese of Singapore. In fact, I am able to take what I have learned in the program and apply it to the work that I am doing straight away! I have also discovered that while we may be divided by time zones, some of our pastoral issues and concerns are very similar.
"Loyola's DNP program is a rigorous program designed to prepare students to enter into their desired specialty and function in a doctoral capacity. The program is intense. Upon completing the program, students are prepared to fulfill the college's motto: ‘Every nurse a leader!' "
The School of Nursing celebrates the Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana induction held on October 10, 2016, at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, La. We congratulate Loyola inductees: Interim Director of the School of Nursing Dr. Laurie Anne Ferguson; recent Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate Roxane Decell (DNP ’16); Post-Baccalaureate to DNP Student Bryan Camus (DNP ’19); and current Doctor of Nursing Practice Student Cindy Esmail (DNP ’17).
Three Graduate students from the Counseling Program presented the following poster sessions at the 2016 Annual Association for Play Therapy International Conference in Louisville, Kentucky:
Integrating Gestalt Play Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in the Treatment of Traumatized Children, by Patricia M. Hickham
Play Therapy Interventions for Children with ADHD and Accompanying Anxiety Symptoms, by Ashley Lopez and Catherine Schully
"Loyola is one of the best universities for obtaining an advanced degree, and the faculty and staff work well with the students and demand the best from students. Recognizing that many students who go back for advanced degrees are not traditional students, the faculty and staff have made the program such that with some sacrifices on the students' part, obtaining the degree is extremely possible. Being an all-online program, I was concerned that communication between instructors and students would not be to the level I need ...
Loyola Institute for Ministry Professor Michael Cowan is a senior research fellow at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (CRIC) in Harris Manchester College of the University of Oxford. CRIC fellows do research on conflict between groups based in religion, race, ethnicity and nationality. They also teach and serve as mentors and advisers to emerging leaders in divided communities around the world and professionals working in those communities.
"I quickly realized that my coursework is often immediately applicable to my work with our Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars. My counseling classes empower me to become a more effective and compassionate youth worker. While working full-time and studying part-time definitely keeps me busy, I have found tremendous support at Loyola. My courses are both clinically useful and intellectually stimulating. Our professors are committed to student growth and to counseling education that is grounded in ethics, animated by diversity, and oriented toward advocacy and service.
“The faculty members at Loyola were extremely committed to mentoring and training competent counselors prepared to assess psychological disorders and provide effective treatment to their clients. Moreover, the faculty provided interested students the opportunity to develop and hone their research skills in order to become competent consumers of research and to further prepare those students interested in pursuing doctoral degrees.”
“This program has been a truly transformative experience. I’m constantly surrounded by insightful faculty and fellow students in an inspirational, open, and interactive community. Loyola’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program has prepared me to become a capable and compassionate clinical mental health care professional.”
JoAnn Otts, MSN, RN, a graduate of Loyola's MSN-Health Care Systems Management program and a current student in Loyola's Post-Master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, recently led a webinar with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Graduate Nursing Leadership Council.