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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing At a Glance

Loyola Nursing

Shaping the future of health care through research and education

Grounded in Loyola University Chicago's rich Ignatian heritage, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing takes an integrated approach to nursing education, practice, and research by uniquely shaping our students to serve humanity.

Whether you are just beginning your nursing education or a working nurse seeking to expand your career options, the School of Nursing offers a wide-range of high-quality and accessible programs to meet your needs. As a Loyola Nursing graduate, you will be equipped with the competencies, knowledge, and ethical foundation to deliver top-notch care for patients and shape the future of health care.

On each of Loyola Nursing's three campuses, faculty engage in research focused on improving health care and health outcomes. Many are certified in their areas of clinical expertise and serve in leadership positions for regional and national nursing organizations.

At Loyola, we are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment that challenges students with robust curriculum and experiences. Within our close-knit community, we embrace cura personalis, or care for the whole person, by considering each person's individual needs and respecting their uniqueness. Our holistic approach to nursing education sets our graduates apart and provides them with a competitive edge in the marketplace.

238

Full and Part-time faculty

1935

Year Loyola Nursing was established

1,482

Students enrolled as of Spring 2020

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Loyola University Chicago's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing School has 1,482 students from 36 states. 

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I chose Loyola because its values most closely aligned with my own. It was a place I knew would allow me the room to grow as an individual, and the guidance to grow into a professional. "
— David Carli (BSN '19)

Grounded in Loyola University Chicago's rich Ignatian heritage, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing takes an integrated approach to nursing education, practice, and research by uniquely shaping our students to serve humanity.

Whether you are just beginning your nursing education or a working nurse seeking to expand your career options, the School of Nursing offers a wide-range of high-quality and accessible programs to meet your needs. As a Loyola Nursing graduate, you will be equipped with the competencies, knowledge, and ethical foundation to deliver top-notch care for patients and shape the future of health care.

On each of Loyola Nursing's three campuses, faculty engage in research focused on improving health care and health outcomes. Many are certified in their areas of clinical expertise and serve in leadership positions for regional and national nursing organizations.

At Loyola, we are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment that challenges students with robust curriculum and experiences. Within our close-knit community, we embrace cura personalis, or care for the whole person, by considering each person's individual needs and respecting their uniqueness. Our holistic approach to nursing education sets our graduates apart and provides them with a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Let's Get Started Learn more about degrees and certificates offered at LUC Nursing.

Loyola University Chicago's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing School has 1,482 students from 36 states. 

Lead Photo
I chose Loyola because its values most closely aligned with my own. It was a place I knew would allow me the room to grow as an individual, and the guidance to grow into a professional. "
— David Carli (BSN '19)

85 Years of Nursing Excellence and Education

Loyola School of Nursing's baccalaureate program is the oldest in the state, admitting its first class in 1935. We continue to be a leader in nursing education.

1935 to 1979

1935: Established the first collegiate nursing program in Illinois.

1964: Introduced the (MSN) program.

1979: The family of Marcella Niehoff endowed $3 million to the School of Nursing, and the Loyola Board of Trustees renamed the school in her memory.

1984 to 2010

1984: Opened the PhD in Nursing program.

2008: Launched the (DNP) program.

2010: Celebrated its 75th anniversary!

2012 to present

2012: Opened the new School of Nursing building at the University’s Health Sciences Campus in Maywood.

2020: Celebrating its 85th anniversary during the international Year of the Nurse.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at Loyola University Chicago are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.