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Loyola University Chicago

Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing

Maywood, IL

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Loyola University Chicago

Overview

Loyola University Chicago / Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing is located in Maywood, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Healthcare quality using education in safety and technology
(Certificate) Adult nurse practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Infection prevention
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Adult clinical nurse specialist
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Health systems leadership
(Certificate) Family nurse practitioner
(Certificate) Adult clinical nurse specialist
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family, adult, and women's health nurse practitioner
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Nursing science
(Certificate) Women's health clinical nurse specialist
Master of Science (MS) Dietetics
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Infection prevention

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 94
Doctoral Degrees 17
Other Advanced Degrees 26

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Comp Exam Required
Doctoral Degrees Thesis Required
Qualifying examination (for PhD); capstone project (for DNP)

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

197
Applied
108
Accepted
80
Enrolled
55%

Applying

50
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st June 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements BSN, minimum nursing GPA of 3.0, Illinois RN license, 3 letters of recommendation, 1000 hours of experience in area of specialty prior to starting clinical rotations, personal statement
Doctoral Degree Requirements BSN or MSN, minimum GPA of 3.0, professional nursing license, 3 letters of recommendation, personal statement

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards May 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

410
Total Graduate Students
54%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
45%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.32%
Black or African American 5.61%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 9.76%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.49%
Two or more races 2.44%
Unknown 2.44%

Gender

Male (5%)
Female (94%)

Faculty

45
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 21
Male (4)
Female (41)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Epigenetics and social determinants of health; women's health; vitamin D; health equity; interprofessional education; prevention and self-management of chronic disease; body mass in oncology patients
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
1,362,655

Location & Contact

Address Building 125
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL  60141
United States
Contact Dr. Vickie Keough
Dean
Email: vkeough@luc.edu
Phone: 708-216-5448
Fax: 708-216-9555