Since 1979, Loyola’s School of Nursing has been on the cutting edge of innovative programs in health care, keeping pace with dramatic changes in nursing education. It has graduated 1,200 registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees and more than 500 advanced nursing practice providers with master’s degrees.
As nursing shortages plague hospitals across the country, Loyola continues to produce highly skilled nurses with advanced degrees, educated in the Jesuit tradition of social justice, critical thinking and service to the community.
“I turned offers down because I truly believed that what Loyola offered far outweighed what any other university could offer,” Alleman said. “The critical thinking, the social justice thread, the emphasis on respect for one’s community and the ability to know that I would succeed at Loyola was worth the tuition.”
According to School of Nursing Director Ann H. Cary, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., A-CCC, this DNP program will take a unique approach with emphasis on the translation of science and research findings to patient care and health care systems innovation.
“The application of informatics, organizational analysis and implementation science is critical to health care effectiveness,” Cary said. “We intend to incorporate the use of integrated behavioral health approaches in primary care practices as a method to address effective health care delivery.”
Gwen George, D.N.P., F.N.P.-B.C., coordinator of Loyola’s DNP program, added, “This is particularly important in New Orleans and other areas of the country where mental health resources are scarce.”
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program will admit those who hold a master’s degree as a nurse practitioner with a
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