Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


Loyola to offer high school students a look at healthcare careers

Program explores complexities, opportunities

MAYWOOD, Ill. (March 17, 2015) – High school students will have the opportunity to explore careers in the U.S. healthcare system this summer at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON).

The course, “Healthcare in America,” will provide an introduction to the healthcare system and an overview of its structure and functions. Students also will learn how to describe and explain the political, economic and social factors that influence the provision of healthcare.

This seminar, set for June 8 – 12 and, again, June 15 – 19, is part of a series that will allow students to consider career possibilities in healthcare and identify public-health issues and interventions to address them. The program includes daily lectures, demonstrations, discussions, hands-on sessions and field trips.

“This seminar series gives highly motivated high school students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the healthcare profession,” said Regina Conway-Phillips, PhD, RN, assistant professor, MNSON. “With an abundance of careers in the healthcare industry, this course will empower students to discover their talents and areas of interest.”

For more information, visit LUC.edu/summerscholars/academics/pre-health/.