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Faculty Spotlight: Q&A with Monique Ridosh

Monique Ridosh discusses research and impact of K01 award Read 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 of serving those in need and treating all people with dignity and respect will live on through the care and healing of the students they support with these scholarships. Read more

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

In its first-ever ranking of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs, U.S. News & World Report ranked Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing 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

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