New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
In celebration of National Nurses Week (May 6 – May 12), Loyola University New Orleans’ School of Nursing announced that they will be waiving the $40 application fee for candidates applying to the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program.
Loyola’s School of Nursing’s decision to waive the $40 application fee during National Nurses Week serves to recognize nurses who make a difference and have devoted their lives to the care and well-being of others, and make it an easy first step toward career advancement.
“There is an overwhelming need coming for educated nurse leaders who are fluent at navigating the health system in an administrative capacity,” says Mary Oriol, DrPH, RN, interim director of Loyola’s School of Nursing. “Our curriculum is founded in just that type of departmental leadership, developing our students into leaders who can understand their facility as a system, not just a nursing unit. We, as a faculty, are dedicated to helping each of our students become the most effective nurse leader possible by empowering them with the right curriculum that they can use tomorrow.”
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that as the baby boomer generation continues to age and retire, the demand for health care will increase, growing the demand for nurses and nurse leaders alike. Employment for Registered Nurses1 and Health Service Managers2 are expected to hit growth rates of 19 and 23 percent respectively from 2012 to 2022.
Loyola’s online MSN with specialization in Health Care Systems Management prepares students who complete the program to successfully sit for certification exams including the American Nurses Association Certification Exam in Nursing Executive, Advanced and the Commission for Case Manager Certification Exam.
To apply to Loyola’s online MSN-HCSM program, students must be active RNs holding a BSN. RNs with non-nursing bachelor degrees may still enter the online MSN-HCSM program by first completing the BLEND Program (an online two-course Bridge to MSN program). Applications for the Summer 2014 term are now being accepted at http://elearning.loyno.edu/contact/apply-online.asp.
About Loyola University New Orleans:
Chartered in 1912, Loyola University New Orleans is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and the largest Jesuit institution in the South. The 2013 and 2014 editions of the U.S. News & World Report Top Online Education Programs guide singled out the Loyola’s School of Nursing as one of the best online nursing graduate programs in the country. In 2012, Loyola was one of only five nursing schools in the country and the only Jesuit institution to receive the honor roll designation from U.S. News & World Report. The publication has also ranked Loyola among the top 10 regional universities in the South for the last 23 consecutive years. The online Master of Science in Nursing program, fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, currently serves students throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. Loyola is a not-for-profit, Catholic Jesuit institution welcoming students of all faiths.