Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, part of Loyola's Health Sciences Division, offers a wide range of degree programs including undergraduate, graduate, and dietetics programs. Graduate programs include the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN); Master of Science in Dietetics; Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a focus in Nursing.

Choosing the Right Program 

ProgramDesigned forLevelOutcomes
Master of Science in Nursing with Specialty Tracks Students with a BSN and RN License
To become a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or earning an advanced nursing degree
RN-MSN Associates Degree or Diploma-prepared nurses Graduate To earn an advanced nursing degree and become an Advanced Practice Nurse
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Students with a MSN degree. Students seeking the Population-based Infection Prevention & Environmental Safety (PIPES) DNP track may enter as post-BSN. Graduate To prepare nurses for the highest level of advanced nursing practice or management in complex healthcare organizations and the community.
PhD Students with a BSN and Advanced Practice degree in Nursing Graduate Students interested in becoming nursing scholars or researchers
Certificate Programs Post-baccalaureate nurses and other health professions Graduate Students interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in practice areas and expanding career options
Dietetic Internship Programs