Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Loyola Community Nursing Center‌‌‌


Loyola Community Nursing Center (LCNC) is devoted to serving the diverse communities of Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Uptown that surround Loyola University Chicago's Lakeshore Campus.

Our program relies on nursing students, dietetic interns, and health systems management students from Loyola's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Supervised by nursing faculty, the students are given an opportunity to gain clinical experience, while providing the elderly community with much needed health services. 


LCNC was founded in 1981 in a church basement by three faculty members, including alumni Mary Ann McDermott (BSN ’60, MSN ’69) EdD, Professor Emeritus, and Ida Androwich (BSN ’78) PhD. It began as an outreach effort to the elderly and mothers and children in the community.

‌Loyola Community Nursing Center has since evolved into one of the most valuable healthcare resources for families and seniors living in the culturally and ‌economically diverse Rogers Park, Edgewater and Uptown communities. 

‌‌How We Serve

  • Health Education
  • Home Visits
  • Health Monitoring
  • Care Coordination
  • Nutrition Management

Home visits target isolated and homebound seniors and include comprehensive assessments of health and social needs. Students serve as care coordinators, linking patients with community resources as well as working with family members, the primary health care provider and other community partners. Health education is provided at local grammar schools, shelters and senior centers. Loyola Community Nursing Center is supported by Loyola University and grants. All services are provided free of charge.

Food Security Resource Guides

Nutrition Assessment

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