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Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


The Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, part of Loyola's Health Sciences Division, offers a wide range of degree programs including undergraduate, graduate, and dietetics programs. The graduate programs offer a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with tertiary practitioner specialties, clinical nurse specialist preparation, nursing and health care administration, informatics and outcome performance management.  The School of Nursing also offers a Master of Science in Dietetics.  Finally, the Graduate School in collaboration with the School of Nursing awards the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree with a focus in nursing.

Choosing the Right Program 

ProgramDesigned forLevelOutcomes
Students with a BSN and RN License
To become a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or earning an advanced nursing degree
Associates Degree or Diploma-prepared nurses Graduate To earn an advanced nursing degree and become an Advanced Practice Nurse
Students with a MSN degree. Students seeking the Population-based Infection Prevention & Environmental Safety (PIPES) DNP track may enter as post-BSN. Graduate To prepare nurses for the highest level of advanced nursing practice or management in complex healthcare organizations and the community.
Students with a BSN and Advanced Practice degree in Nursing Graduate Students interested in becoming nursing scholars or researchers
Post-baccalaureate nurses and other health professions Graduate Students interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in practice areas and expanding career options


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 · LUC.edu/hsd

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