The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is proud to host multiple celebrations and events throughout the year. 

Explore other events by visiting Loyola Nursing's online calendar.

Ruth K. Palmer Symposium


Each year the School of Nursing sponsors the Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium. For decades, this event has addressed issues critical to nursing research, education, administration, policy, and clinical practice. 

Register for the 2024 Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium


Celebrate Loyola Nursing's Class of 2024! Details to come about Loyola Nursing and University-sponsored commencement events.

Honors & Pinning


Each semester, Loyola Nursing honors Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Accelerated BSN graduates at Honors & Pinning ceremonies. This tradition recognizes graduates' transition to the first phase of their nursing career: from student to professional. It is usually held at the Madonna della Strada chapel on Loyola University Chicago’s Lake Shore Campus. 

Learn more about the Honors & Pinning Ceremony at Loyola Nursing

Day of Scholarship

The Day of Scholarship celebrates the culmination of Loyola Nursing's graduate students' studies and research. Classmates, faculty, friends, and families are invited to our Day of Scholarship ceremonies to watch as students present their final papers on self-selected health care topics. 

Distinguished Speaker

Loyola Nursing master’s and doctoral committee, The Institute for Transformative Interprofessional Education (I-TIE), and Trinity Health collaborate on this annual event for nursing and medical students, RNs, APRNs, MDs, pharmacists, social services professionals, and anyone else interested in the topic. Interprofessional continuing education credits are awarded upon completion of the program evaluation.  

Dedication to the Profession


A time for students to reflect and pledge themselves to the health care profession, the School of Nursing's Dedication to the Profession marks a significant milestone in the educational journey of our nursing students. Loyola faculty preside over the ceremony and bless the hands of students, alumni, and other health care professionals who attend.

Nurses Month

Each May, the American Nurses Association (ANA) hosts a month-long celebration of the nursing profession. As a leader in nursing education, Loyola University Chicago's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is proud to join our colleagues from across the country in recognizing the invaluable contributions of nurses. 

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