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Practice Change

Graduates of the School of Nursing at Loyola University New Orleans are leaders. They’re committed not just to service to individual people but to improving the field of health care as a whole.

For more than 30 years, the School of Nursing has produced those leaders, those innovators. Our program has been recognized nationally for its success, but even more important to us, our students continue to receive accolades for their work both during school and after graduation.


Heritage of Health Care Excellence and Affordability

We offer a variety of programs to better fit your specific financial needs and personal schedule, including deferment of up to 90 percent of your tuition and fees until the end of the semester if you’re participating in an employer-sponsored tuition reimbursement program.


National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Loyola University New Orleans is a participating member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), an organization that regulates and oversees distance education. This membership allows Loyola University New Orleans to accept distant students from most states across the United States. Please visit the NC-SARA website for a list of current SARA member states.

Please note that students who relocate while enrolled at Loyola University New Orleans may experience a delay in registration eligibility or potentially be unable to complete their studies if they are moving to a country or state where Loyola University New Orleans is not currently authorized to offer an online option for a particular program.


Public Notice of Upcoming CCNE Accreditation Review

Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing will host a CCNE accreditation review of their Master’s in Nursing program on November 8-10, 2021. As part of the CCNE accreditation process, program constituents and other interested parties have the opportunity to submit comments, in writing, concerning the program's qualifications for accreditation. Written, signed, third-party comments regarding the Master’s in Nursing program must be received by CCNE by October 18, 2021. CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program. If you would like to submit a third-party comment for the Master’s program, please submit to

Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001


If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at 202-887-6791 ext. 268.

Faculty Success

Loyola Faculty Dr. Antiqua Smart on NONPF's Telehealth Committee

Antiqua Smart DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PHNA-BC, a full-time assistant professor in the School of Nursing, was recently selected as a member of the inaugural National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties (NONPF) Telehealth Committee. The NONPF Telehealth Committee provides national recommendations on telehealth education for nurse practitioner faculty members and nurse practitioner students.

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Student Success

Dallas Lawry, DNP student, acknowledged as an “Emerging Leader” in the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA)

Dallas Lawry, DNP student, was acknowledged in the October 2020  American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s GNSA bulletin as an “Emerging Leader.” Dallas has been active in student governance at Loyola and a leader in Loyola University New Orleans, School of Nursing’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Dallas has helped organize and participated in medical mission trips with Louisiana-Himalaya Association, and worked to get other Loyola graduate students involved in a mission trip.

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Certified to Succeed

We’re accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Brown Bag Discussion

Join leaders from the School of Nursing as they discuss why this is an exciting and important time to start a career in nursing.

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