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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Mission Statement, Program Goals and Program Outcomes

Mission Statement

The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (SON) provides a transformative education in the Jesuit Catholic tradition, preparing leaders in the health professions to enhance the health of persons, communities, and the larger global environment through the discovery, application, and dissemination of knowledge; and service with others.

Program Goals and Outcomes

Faculty and administrators are engaged in a collaborative effort to recruit, retain, educate, and graduate healthcare professionals who contribute to the well-being of society. The SON offers undergraduate (BSN), master’s (MSN), and doctoral programs (DNP and PhD) for the education of professional nurses, a graduate (MS) and internship program for professional dietitians, and undergraduate programs in health systems management (BS) and exercise science (BS).

Goal of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program:

The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is to prepare entry-level nurses who competently and professionally deliver nursing care using a community-focus.

Outcomes for the BSN Program:

At the completion of the program the graduate has the knowledge and skills to:

Goal of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program:

The goal of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is to prepare nurses at the master's level who use advanced knowledge and skills to assume a leadership role in interprofessional healthcare delivery to improve health outcomes at the system, population, or individual patient levels. 

Outcomes for the MSN Program:

At the completion of the program, the graduate has the knowledge and skills to:

Goal for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program:

The goal of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is to prepare advanced practice nurses with the highest level of knowledge and skill for providing innovative leadership to the profession and for ensuring high-quality health care across all settings through the dissemination of evidence-based practice initiatives to patients, families, communities and populations.

Outcomes for the DNP Program:

At the completion of the program, the graduate has the knowledge and skills to:

Goal for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Program:

The goal of the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing program is to prepare scholars who improve human health through the development and expansion of knowledge. 

Outcomes for the PhD in Nursing:

At the completion of the program the graduate has the knowledge and skills to:

Goal for the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Systems Management Program:

The goal for the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Systems Management program is to prepare graduates to perform effectively in entry level positions within the health care industry.

Outcomes for the BS in Health System Management Program:

At the completion of the program the graduate will be prepared to:

Goal for the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science Program:

The goal for the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Exercise Science program is to prepare graduates as entry-level fitness professionals that promote the health and well-being through exercise and fitness.

Outcomes for the BS in Exercise Science Program:

At the completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

Goal for the Master of Science (MS) in Dietetics Program:

The goal of the master’s program in dietetics is to prepare Registered Dietitians to design and implement systems that produce desired health outcomes.

Outcomes for the MS in Dietetics Program:

 

Goal for the Dietetic Internship Program:

The goal of the Dietetic Internship program is to provide quality experiential preparation enabling graduates to enter dietetic practice as competent Registered Dietitians.

Outcomes for the Dietetic Internship

At the completion of the program the graduate has the knowledge and skills to:

Faculty Outcomes:

Outcomes for the faculty are focused on excellence in teaching, the generation and dissemination of knowledge through publications and presentations, and service to the university and the profession.


 

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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Undergraduate Programs: 1032 West Sheridan Road, BVM Hall, 8th Floor, Room 800, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.3249

Graduate Programs: Medical Center Campus · 2160 South First Avenue, Building 125-4500, Maywood, IL 60153 · 708.216.9101

Health Sciences Division: Loyola University Chicago, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 · http://www.LUC.edu/hsd

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