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School of Nursing

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 Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) Preaccreditation Visit

Loyola University New Orleans School of Nursing is currently seeking preaccreditation from the

Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME). We invite interested parties to submit written third-party comments concerning the qualifications of Loyola’s School of Nursing for the newly proposed Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse-Midwifery program. Comments can be submitted prior to the site visit date or 45 days before the Board of Review meeting that will be held in February 2023.

If you would like to submit a third-party comment, please send it to

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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CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at Loyola University New Orleans are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

CNH Awards Ceremony

On May 14, 2022, honorees from the School of Nursing attended the College of Nursing and Health Awards Ceremony. View a photo gallery of the event by clicking the image above.