Loyola University Chicago

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Niehoff School of Nursing

The study of nursing at Loyola  started in the early 20th century when several hospital nursing schools affiliated with the university. The hospital schools merged into the Loyola School of Nursing in 1935, with Sister Helen Jarell, R.N., A.N., as the first directress. In 1947, Loyola's Schol of Nursing became a four year program.