Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

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, APRN-BC, ACNP, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


Program Start Dates 

Admit Term Start Date 
Fall 2015 August 24, 2015
Spring 2016 January 19, 2016
Fall 2016 August 29, 2015 


All newly admitted ABSN students must attend the new student orientation at the Health Sciences Campus:

Loyola University Chicago
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
2160 South First Avenue
Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
Maywood, IL 60153

Campus Map

Parking is available for a fee in Garage A. You will enter the main Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (building 7) entrance. You will need to check in with security and receive a guest pass.

Admit Term Orientation Date  Orientation Time Room
 Fall 2015 August 13th & 14th 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SON 0505
Spring 2016 January 7th & 8th 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM SON 0505

Conditional Admission

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
Undergraduate Admissions 
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 Chorzempa 708-216-0323 or e-mail gmicha1@luc.edu


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 website.

Financial Assistance

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.