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Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Admission

We invite you to apply to any term (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Early applications are strongly encouraged. Please see the application deadline section for program-specific information.

Please review the general information and requirements detailed below prior to submitting your application.

You must submit:

  • A Completed Application: We prefer that you submit your application form online. You may also download an application form to:

    Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
    820 N. Michigan Ave., suite 800
    Chicago, IL 60611
     
  • Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree in nursing. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.
     
  • Current Illinois Nursing License: Students, including international students, must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Illinois. A license is not required for those who are not nurses and will take HSM and PICES courses.
     
  • Personal Statement: Your statement should be double-spaced and should respond to the following topics:

    1. Provide a statement describing how your work experiences and professional interests have prepared you to be successful in the certificate program to which you have applied.
    2. Discuss how completing the certificate program you have selected will help you meet your professional goals.
     
  • Application Fee: A $50 application fee is required for applications submitted by mail. If you complete the online application form, the application fee is waived.


For all other programs, applicants must submit:

  • A Completed Application: We prefer that you submit your application form online. You may also download an application form and mail the completed form to:

    Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
    820 N. Michigan Ave., suite 800
    Chicago, IL 60611
     
  • Official Transcripts: Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree in nursing. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.
     
  • Current Illinois Nursing License: Students, including international students, must hold a current license from a U.S. state and be eligible for endorsement in Illinois. A license is not required for those who are not nurses and will take HSM and PICES courses.
     
  • Personal Statement: Your statement should be double-spaced and should respond to the following topics:

    1. Provide a statement describing how your work experiences and professional interests have prepared you to be successful in the graduate program to which you have applied (i.e.: the specialty track such as FNP, Adult CNS, HSM).

    2. Discuss how completing the graduate program you have selected (i.e.: the specialty track such as FNP, Adult CNS, HSM) will help you meet your professional goals.

    3. If you are applying to a Nurse Practitioner program, describe how you see yourself working specifically in the advanced practice Nurse Practitioner role.

  • Application Fee: A $50 application fee is required for applications submitted by mail. If you complete the online application form, the application fee is waived.
     
  • Special Note about Experience: If you are applying to a Nurse Practitioner program, the amount and types of RN experience that you have had weighs into the admission decision. If you are applying to the FNP program, preference is given to RN clinical work experience across the lifespan. If you are applying to the FNP/ENP or ACNP/ENP program, recent experience as a RN in the Emergency Department is required.

DNP, MSN, Certificate, and Post-Master’s Certificate application deadlines:

TermApplication DeadlineTerm Starts
Fall June 1 Late August
Fall May 1 (DNP) Late August
Spring November 15 Mid-January
Summer I  March 15 Mid-May

PhD application deadlines:

TermApplication DeadlineTerm Starts
Fall May 1 Late August

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note: The United States Department of Education requires that any institution offering distance education programs to students outside of its home state must acquire authorization from the states in which students reside.  Please visit Loyola's State Authorization page for a comprehensive list of Loyola's authorization status in all states plus the District of Columbia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loyola

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · http://www.LUC.edu/hsd

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