Newly Admitted ABSN Students
Welcome to the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing! You are now a part of one of the most prestigious schools of nursing in the country. The School of Nursing graduates receive a very solid and reputable nursing education that prepares them to become nursing leaders in the health care arena. In addition to a baccalaureate degree in nursing, the School of Nursing also offers nurses opportunities to further their nursing careers by obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and/or a PhD in nursing. In fact, our master's and doctoral programs are ranked among the top 50 nursing schools in the country by US News & World Report. This ranking comes as a result of the quality of the nursing curriculum along with the high degree of scholarship from our graduates and faculty.
Please use this website to assist you as you progress through the nursing program. As you navigate through this site you will find useful information including policies, course schedules, opportunities for student involvement in community and international initiatives and various activities occurring at the School of Nursing. We welcome you to the School of Nursing and will be here to foster your journey into your new career.
Vicki A. Keough, PhD, RN, ACNP
Dean and Professor
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Program Start Dates
|Admit Term||Start Date|
|Spring 2014||January 13, 2014|
All newly admitted ABSN students must attend the new student orientation at the Health Sciences Campus.
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
|Admit Term||Orientation Date||Orientation Time||Location|
|Spring 2014||January 6 & 7||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM||TBA|
ABSN students are required to submit verification of successful completion of all courses in progress. Verification of completion must be in the form of official transcripts from all schools attended. Acceptance to the program is contingent on successful completion of outstanding prerequisite requirements.
Submit all outstanding transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions:
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660
All official transcripts are due by the posted deadlines below. Conditional admits are not able to enroll until all final official transcripts have been received by the Undergraduate Admissions Office.
- Fall Cohort: August 20th
- Spring Cohort: January 5th
Questions regarding transcripts should be directed to Gina Michalski 708-216-0323 or e-mail email@example.com.
Students register for courses using Loyola's Online Connection to University Services (LOCUS). Through LOCUS, you can view and process financial aid information, change addresses and phone numbers, request official transcripts, and more.
Computer ID & Loyola Student E-Mail
All new students will receive a letter with their LOCUS username and password. Your user name and password also serve as your Universal ID and Password (UVID). Your UVID allows you to access University computers and student e-mail, along with other software programs, such as Sakai and Microsoft Office 365, the campus email.
For more information about Loyola's computer centers or e-mail program, visit the Information Technology Services Web site.
Many students rely on student loans to assist with paying for graduate or professional education. The Office of Student Financial Assistance will work with you to answer questions about financial aid policies and procedures, as well as give you important information on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Tuition & Fees
To access the most up-to-date information on tuition and fees, billing, and payment plans, please see Tuition & Fees.
Student Health Insurance
All full-time students are required to have health insurance coverage. The health insurance premium is automatically added to your account balance unless you qualify for a waiver. To opt out of the Loyola plan, log on to LOCUS, then click on "Student Health Insurance" in the "Campus Finances" section. You may then waive out of the plan after providing the information for your current plan. For more information about Loyola's student health insurance policy, visit the Bursar - Health Insurance page.
Textbooks and related materials can be purchased online through the University Bookstores. The bookstore has a complete list of required and recommended materials needed for each class.