Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Dean's Welcome

‌Welcome to the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing!

I am excited to tell you about education at Loyola. Graduates of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing are highly regarded in the Chicagoland area and across the nation for their commitment to caring and their dedication to the nursing, health systems management, exercise science and dietetics professions

As part of Loyola's Health Sciences Division, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing prepares nurses to be clinicians, practitioners, nurse leaders/executives, nurse scholars and nurse researchers by offering a wide array of nursing degrees. The School of Nursing offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). In addition, the School of Nursing also houses four non-nursing degrees, a Master of Science Degree in Dietetics, a Master of Science in Quality, Safety and Information Technology, a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management. Our Dietetics program also participates in the dietetic internship program.

Loyola's School of Nursing became the first collegiate nursing school in Illinois when they began offering BSN degrees in 1935. Loyola has been a leader in nursing education ever since. In fact, our master’s degree program has been rated in the top 12% by US News & World Report’s annual ranking of the best graduate schools. This high ranking demonstrated the strong commitment the faculty and staff make to the quality of education for our students.

In keeping with Loyola’s promise to "preparing people to lead extraordinary lives” the School of Nursing provides students with exceptional educational opportunities in diverse health care environments within the Chicagoland area and opportunities to study abroad such as England, Rome, and Belize.

To learn more about the programs offered by the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, I invite you to explore this site and to come to campus for a visit. We would love to have you talk with the students and faculty of the School of Nursing.

I look forward to seeing you soon on campus.

Vicki A. Keough, PhD, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN