Founded in 1935, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing's baccalaureate nursing program is the first such program in Illinois, boasting more than 5,000 alumni nationwide. The school offers a range of programs, including undergraduate nursing, exercise science and health systems management programs, master's degree programs, doctoral and certificate programs, as well as a post-baccalaureate internship and MS programs for professional dietitians. Accelerated and dual-degree programs are also available.
In addition to academic programs, the school is home to the Center for Ethics in Nursing and the Center for Nursing Research.
The school is part of Loyola University Chicago, ranked one of the country's top national universities by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine ranks Loyola's graduate nursing program among the top 50 in the country, and Loyola's online nursing program is ranked within the top 10 for student services and technology. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
A part of Loyola's Health Sciences Division, the School's faculty offer excellence in teaching more than 85 percent of our full-time faculty have doctoral degrees. Many are certified in their areas of clinical expertise and serve in leadership positions for regional and national nursing organizations.
Graduates of the School of Nursing are highly sought for positions in health-care organizations. On average, graduates who seek positions as professional nurses are hired within two months of graduation.