Loyola University Chicago is accredited at the university and nursing program levels and committed to academic excellence within the Jesuit tradition. With these accreditations, you’ll know your nursing education meets strict academic standards.

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If accepted into our ABSN program track in Maywood or Downers Grove, Illinois, you’ll receive an education that prepares you to enter the workforce and pursue a nursing career. With a Loyola education, you can become a competent, compassionate nurse with a strong moral compass.


Loyola is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), headquartered at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, 800.621.7440. Founded in 1895, the HLC is an independent corporation that serves to ensure the quality and advancement of learning at colleges and universities within the North Central region of the United States.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Loyola University Chicago are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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State Approval

The pre-licensure BSN program at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), Division of Professional Regulation.

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Contact us to learn more about the ABSN program track offered by the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.