Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

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As part of Loyola’s Health Sciences Division, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is home to the oldest baccalaureate nursing program in Illinois, with the first class admitted in 1935. Today, the school remains a leader in nursing education, offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs.

When it comes to the nursing faculty at Niehoff, you won’t find a better, more passionate group of scholars and clinicians. From online learning to nursing simulation, these longtime educators are well versed in a variety of teaching methodologies to ensure student success. As a result, our nursing programs consistently produce high NCLEX pass rates, with our 2018 BSN graduates having a first-time NCLEX pass rate of 96.68%.

Given the interdisciplinary nature of health care, Niehoff faculty believe in providing interprofessional education opportunities as a way to ensure patient safety and quality care outcomes. Whenever possible, nursing students engage with other health sciences students, including medical students and those enrolled in the dietetics, exercise science, and health systems management programs.

The School of Nursing also maintains clinical partnerships with some of the best health-care facilities in the Chicago area, allowing students to gain real-world nursing experience caring for diverse patient populations in different areas of practice. While there’s no guarantee as to where students will complete their clinical rotations, these are just a few of our health-care partners:

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
  • Loyola University Health System
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Rush North Shore Medical Center

As a Niehoff nursing student, you’ll have the opportunity to learn and thrive in an environment that promotes inclusiveness, individual support, and collaboration among health-care disciplines.

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