Loyola University Chicago

Maywood, IL
The annual NCIN conference for funded schools proved to be an enriching, stimulating experience that strengthened scholars’ leadership and other skills.

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 Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Charles Akanbi
Jennifer Badal
Stephanie Benedict
Sarah Blatchford
Allison Clark
Ariella Friedman
Jill Heikkila
Mary Jannson
Alex Jung
Ashley Moore
Ifeoma Nkuku
Monica Perez
Caroline Regan
Janette Shaver
Shera Thompson
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Adam Parker
Paola Rios
Mark Romond
Andrew Soltys
Theresa Zumba
Through the NCIN program, Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Nursing developed an integrated team-based orientation for all accelerated nursing students and encouraged all students to get a “study buddy” and participate in study groups. The NCIN Leadership Toolkit helped NCIN scholars identify their unique leadership qualities. In conjunction with the Nursing Alumni Association, the school of nursing coordinated mock interviews for each graduating student. NCIN scholars found this experience valuable in instilling confidence and professional- ism. Scholars benefited from mentoring, opportunities to meet with leaders of health care systems throughout Chicago, and the chance to participate in the annual meeting of schools of nursing that NCIN hosts.


I believe this about nursing…“Nursing is an opportunity to make a difference in my community and to find personal fulfillment in taking care of others.”

I believe this about nursing…“Nursing can and does change lives at every age.”

I believe this about nursing…“ I have fallen immediately in love with nursing midwifery and the field of labor and delivery.”

I believe this about nursing… “Personal fulfillment comes from helping others. Nursing as a career is an expression of this belief.” 

I believe this about nursing… “Nursing is science, art and a powerful tool to care for others.” 

I believe this about nursing… “With the capability and the right attitude, nurses can make a huge difference in someone's life.” 

I believe this about nursing… “Nursing aims to advocate and help people in underserved areas.”

I believe this about nursing... "Nursing combines the gift of social and physical healing."