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Serving the diverse communities surrounding Loyola University Chicago's Lake Shore Campus

Founded in 1981 in a church basement by three faculty members, the Loyola Community Nursing Center began as an outreach program for the mothers, children, and elderly in the community. Since then, it has evolved into a valuable health care resource for families and seniors living in the culturally and economically diverse neighborhoods of Rogers Park, Edgewater, and Uptown. 

Read how the Loyola Community Nursing Center has helped students gain nursing experience while transforming lives in the local community.

The Loyola Community Nursing Center relies on nursing students, dietetic interns, and health systems management students from Loyola's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health. Supervised by nursing faculty, students have the opportunity to gain clinical experience, while providing the community with much-needed health services.

How we serve

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

By conducting home visits, our staff serve isolated and homebound seniors by providing comprehensive health and social needs assessments. 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. The center also provides health education at local grammar schools, shelters, and senior centers. 

The Loyola Community Nursing Center is supported by Loyola University Chicago and various grants. All services are provided free of charge.