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Congratulations, Class of 2024!

The Class of 2024 included 225 students who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. Read more

Leaving a legacy

Loyola Nursing celebrated the first 12 graduates in its CARE (Collaboration, Access, Resources, and Equity) Pathway to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing with a Commencement Week dinner attended by top Loyola University Chicago leaders. Read more

Meet Faiza Feroz

Faiza Feroz is part of the Arrupe-to-Nursing pathway at Loyola University Chicago. Read more

Meet our 2024 commencement speaker

Bridgette Rice, a nurse scientist who studies vulnerable populations, will be the keynote speaker at Loyola Nursing's 2024 commencement ceremony. Read more

Palmer highlights evidence-based practice

The keynote speaker at the annual Palmer Research Symposium highlighted the importance of generating research to support evidence-based practice. Read more

Faculty honored for research

Loyola Nursing faculty were honored for research at the 2024 Midwest Nursing Research Society Conference. Read more

Palmer keynote announced

Bernadette Melnyk, a youth mental health expert, will be the keynote speaker at the 2024 Ruth K. Palmer Symposium. Read more

'We believe in them'

CARE Pathway helps "students accomplish their dreams," donor says. Read more

Loyola Nursing launches new strategic plan

The five-year strategic plan prioritizes academic excellence, research, and diversity. Read more

Searching for the ‘unsung heroes’

Several retired faculty and a University archivist are seeking to honor Loyola Nursing military veterans by collecting their stories. Read more

Saban, Conway-Phillips honored

The Power of Nursing Leadership has honored two School of Nursing faculty: Karen Saban for her mentorship of nurse scientists and Regina Conway-Phillips for advancing health equity. Read more

President's Medallion Winner: Grace Nelson

Senior Grace Nelson said, "Loyola has helped me know how to talk to patients and let them know I'm going to be their advocate." Read more

Nursing receives diversity award

Loyola Nursing has received a prestigious national honor that ranks its inclusive excellence efforts among the best nationwide. Read more

Challenging the status quo

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing held its inaugural Inclusive Excellence Day on Sept. 26, 2023, highlighting Loyola Nursing's expanding emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read more

A nursing pioneer's legacy

Nursing pioneer Barbara Brodie, a 1957 graduate of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, left a gift to the school that reflects her commitment to nurse education. Read more

‘A healthcare hero’

The descendants of Helen Sundall Goyer, a 1923 nursing school grad who treated tuberculosis patients before contracting the disease herself, have established a scholarship fund for first-generation students. Read more

BSN maintains top status

Loyola Nursing placed 31st among undergraduate nursing programs nationwide, according to new rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Read more

The Martino Scholars

A new $2.5 million gift from Rocco (MBA '78) and Roxanne Martino will fund Loyola nursing degrees for Arrupe College graduates. READ MORE

Mindfulness for African Americans Postpartum

A new study to improve mental health and mother-infant bonding Read more

New Wellness Center Opens on Health Sciences Campus

Providing primary care, preventative services and wellness programming Read more

Register for the 36th Annual Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium

Partnering with Communities: Advancing Research to Improve Health Read more

Associate Professor Carol Kostovich Awarded AACN Faculty Scholars Grant to Develop Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit for Simulation

Associate Professor Carol Kostovich to Develop Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit for Simulation Read more

Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium

Partnering with Communities: Advancing Research to Improve Health

Seth Hawkins Huisenga, School of Nursing's 2023 Presidential Medallion Awardee

Meet Seth Hawkins Huisenga, the 2022 awardee of the Presidential Medallion for the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Loyola Nursing screens "The Loyola Project"

The captivating story is surprisingly relevant to today’s continued struggle for equality.  Read more

Loyola Nursing's Lisa Burkhart receives Faculty of the Year Award for 2022

Dr. Lisa Burkhart recognized at 2022 Faculty Convocation Read more

Loyola Nursing receives $4M gift from local order of nuns 

Sisters of the Resurrection establish endowment to support scholarships for nursing students from diverse backgrounds   Read more

Sue Penckofer awarded highest honor by alma mater

Sue Penckofer, professor emerita, receives Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing. Read more

Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium 2022

"In Pursuit of Truth: the Critical Role of Research in Healthcare" REGISTER

A guiding light at Loyola Nursing

Power of Nursing Leadership honors Lee Schmidt with SAGE award. Read more

President's Medallion 2021-22

Cecilia Crane recognized for leadership, scholarship, and service. READ MORE

Faculty present on national stage

Loyola Nursing faculty joined over 2,000 nursing leaders at Sigma Theta Tau's 46th Biennial Convention. Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Monique Ridosh

Monique Ridosh discusses research and impact of K01 award Read more

2021 Dedication to the Profession

On Saturday, October 16, the School of Nursing welcomed students, families, and faculty to celebrate the Class of 2023. VIEW MORE

Nursing alumna honored among women veterans

Diana Hackbarth participates in Illinois’ first all-woman veterans flight to Washington, D.C. Read more

Carrying on the ministry of healing

The Sisters of the Resurrection hope their mission will live on through the students they support with these scholarships. Read more

Supporting the Loyola Nursing – Arrupe College Pathway Program

Learn more about the Arrupe College Pathway program that allows students an alternate route to completing their BSN degree from Loyola University Chicago Nursing. WATCH VIDEO

Loyola Nursing ranks #31 in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever ranking of undergraduate nursing programs

U.S. News & World Report ranks Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing's BSN program 31st (tied) out of 694 U.S. programs. Read more

Investing in a proud family tradition

The Imburgia family continues their nursing tradition by supporting the Arrupe Pathway to Nursing program. Read more

Meet Founding Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence Dian Squire

Learn more about Dian Squire, his career, and his approach to tackling issues of diversity and racial equity on a university campus. Read more

Building the pipeline to a more diverse nursing workforce

Karen and Bob Desjardins' passion for opportunity equity motivates their support of the BSN Pathway program. Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Q&A with Amanda Peacock

Amanda Peacock named to the Illinois Nurses Foundation's 2021 list of 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders. Read more

Loyola Nursing receives $2.2M in federal funding

Grant will support School’s efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the nursing workforce Read more

Celebrate Nurses Month 2021

Fellow Nurses, Nursing Students, and Friends of Nursing - Happy Nurses Month! Read more

Celebrating Loyola Nursing

Celebrate faculty leadership, research, and educational excellence at Loyola Nursing. Read more

Graduate student wins 2021 Midwest Nursing Research Society poster competition

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is proud to recognize Whayoun Lee for her outstanding achievement at the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) 2021 Research Conference. Read more

Annual research conference spotlights Loyola Nursing faculty, student studies

Loyola Nursing faculty and students join nursing researchers from across the region for the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS) Annual Research Conference. Read more

Recognizing faculty research excellence

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is excited to celebrate three talented faculty who recently secured funding to further their research. Read more

Illinois Nursing Foundation recognizes Loyola faculty, alumni as emerging leaders

Two Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing faculty and two alumni joined the Illinois Nursing Foundation (INF) 2020 list of 40 under 40 Emerging Nursing Leaders in Illinois. Read more

Watch and Learn

Future nurses are learning the fundamentals of examining a patient during in-person lab classes this fall. LEARN MORE

New pathways to new opportunities

Leaders from both Arrupe and Loyola Nursing met and developed the BSN Pathway program, with funding support from the Hearst Foundations. In Fall 2019, the program admitted its first students. Read more

Loyola Nursing faculty emphasize mindfulness, health in special issue of top nursing research journal

At a time when stress and anxiety is running high in the world, the Western Journal of Nursing Research reminds us of the importance of health and mindfulness. Read more

Amanda Peacock recognized as Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing

Among this year’s Distinguished Educators in Gerontological Nursing is Assistant Professor Amanda (Mandy) Peacock. Read more

Understanding the true meaning of patient care

Alumna’s transformational experience prompts her gift to Loyola Nursing Read more

Ruth K. Palmer Endowment funds three COVID-19 research studies

Three short-term COVID-19 research projects were identified by the Loyola Marcella Niehoff Scool of Nursing Research Committee for funding. Read more

Students Gain Primary Care Experience

Students gain primary care experience working in medically underserved communities during COVID-19 Read more

A Personalized Approach

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing offers personalized advising to graduate students. WATCH

Managing a Crisis

CNE & VP of Clinical Programs Debra Bournes reflects on Loyola and its impact on her leadership style during the pandemic. Read more

Social distance teaching & learning

Angela Mahaffey publishes article exploring social distance teaching and learning DETAILS

Class of 2020 Virtual Honors & Pinning Ceremonies

School of Nursing celebrates undergraduate class of 2020 with virtual Honors & Pinning Ceremonies Read more

Nursing Arts exhibit features work of Loyola faculty and students

Several students and faculty submitted artwork to the Nursing Arts Exhibit at the International Surgical Science Museum in celebration of the WHO designated Year of the Nurse. Read more

Pine Ridge Immersion

Learn more about Loyola Nursing's Pine Ridge Immersion program. WATCH VIDEO

Sustaining Primary Care: Behavioral Health Integration Virtual Conference

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing faculty along with Loyola’s School-Based Health Center staff participated in the “Sustaining Primary Care: Behavioral Health Integration Virtual Conference” Read more

Dean Finnegan Graduate Message 2020

Listen to Dean Finnegan's Virtual Graduate Message from 2020 WATCH

A year on the job, a year of challenges, and the Year of the Nurse

Since she first chose to pursue a nursing career, Robin Olson (BSN ‘19) has wanted to work at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago Read more

Dedication to the Profession class of 2020

Loyola University Chicago's Nursing Class of 2020 - Dedication to the Profession. WATCH VIDEO

Loyola Hybrid ABSN Students

Congratulations to the Loyola Hybrid ABSN Class of 2020. WATCH VIDEO

Graduate pens heartfelt letter recounting the triumphs and struggles of her nursing education

The message below was written by Meg Carden, a member of the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Class of 2020, and a recipient of the Gladys Kiniery Clinical Excellence Award. Read more

Finding his path

The path to becoming a nurse isn’t the same for every student. Read more

Nursing career takes Loyola alumna around the globe

It was Loyola University Chicago's Nursing curriculum, dedicated faculty, and mission that attracted Meg Ryan to the Loyola Nursing BSN. Read more

The Art Of Nursing

Jasmine Mirabelli uses artistic talent to express her passion for health care. Read more

Barbara Velsor-Friedrich: Teacher, Mentor, and Graduate Faculty of the Year Awardee

Barbara Velsor-Friedrich's students consistently praise her command of course material, her creativity in teaching, and her kind and supportive mentorship. Read more

Alumna reflects on starting her nursing career during the coronavirus pandemic

Nina Herkert (BSN ‘19) was only months into her first nursing job when the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic hit. Read more

A commitment to community care

Loyola’s School-Based Health Center moves student services online amidst coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Loyola Nursing School Updates

Updates for the 2020 Loyola School of Nursing school year amidst COVID-19. Message from March, 2020. Read more

From Diagnosis to Distinction

How a Graduate Nursing Student Changed Her Career Path and Found Her Passion for Oncology. Read more

Exercise Partnership

Exercise partnerships promote health and wellness in Chicago Public Schools Read more

Graduate Nursing Student Wins National Scholarship

Congrats to graduate student Kendra Calawerts for receiving the CastleBranch Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) Scholarship for 2019. Read more

Niehoff Celebrates Graduates at Honors, Pinning, and Dedication Ceremony

Faculty, friends, and family gathered along with alums to celebrate ABSN and Hybrid ABSN program graduates at their Honors, Pinning, and Dedication Ceremony. Read more

Illinois Department of Public Health Funds School of Nursing’s School-Based Health Center

Congratulations Nursing instructor Amy O’Malley and Professor Diana Hackbarth for receiving a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Dvision of School Health Programs. Read more

Students Pledge Themselves to Nursing at Dedication to the Profession Ceremony

On Saturday, October 12, Niehoff celebrated its Class of 2021 at its Dedication to the Profession ceremony Read more

Radia Daud

Radia Daud a nursing student projected to graduate in 2020, talks about her research project. Read more

Kristamae Masiclat

Learn more about Kristamae Masiclat's research project: Cultural influence on second-generation Filipino nursing students. Read more

Kimberly Oosterhouse Awarded Distinguished Education in Gerontological Nursing

Congratulations to Kimberly Oosterhouse, PhD, RN, for being recognized as a 2019 Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. Read more

SAIDO Learning® Training

New Clinical Partnership Helps Train Niehoff Students in non-Pharmacological Interventions for People with Dementia Read more

Addressing problems before they begin

Prior to returning to Loyola for her MSN, Nikitovic worked in a transplant center that provided service to people living in under-served communities. Read more

$2.8M Federal Grant Will Help Underserved Communities

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded a $2.8M grant to Jenny O’Rourke, PhD, APN-BC, CHSE, Assistant Professor and Associate Dean, Graduate Programs. Read more

Nurse practitioners go to the frontiers

Telehealth can involve diagnosing and treating patients over a video feed, monitoring health data via smartphone technology, and more. Read more

Nurse and patient surveys can reduce hospital readmission rates

Readmissions are expensive, reduce the patient’s overall health, and burden caregivers. Read more