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 of 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.
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.