The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (SON) provides a transformative education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition, preparing leaders in the health professions to enhance the health of persons, communities, and the larger global environment through the discovery, application, and dissemination to knowledge; and service with others.
The SON is an integral part of “Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic University—a diverse community seeking God in all things and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice and faith.”1 In concert with the Jesuit Catholic educational mission of the university, the SON stresses excellence in teaching, research, service, and practice.
In addition to academic programs, the school is home to the Center for Ethics in Nursing and the Center for Nursing Research.
The school is part of Loyola University Chicago, ranked one of the country's top national universities by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranks Loyola's graduate nursing program among the top 50 in the country, and Loyola's online nursing program is ranked within the top 10 for student services and technology. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
A part of Loyola's Health Sciences Division, the School's faculty offer excellence in teaching more than 85 percent of our full-time faculty have doctoral degrees. Many are certified in their areas of clinical expertise and serve in leadership positions for regional and national nursing organizations.
Graduates of the School of Nursing are highly sought for positions in health-care organizations. On average, graduates who seek positions as professional nurses are hired within two months of graduation.