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Program Description

The BS degree prepares students for professional nursing in acute and community settings. Students in this program will gain hands-on learning throughout the program and guaranteed clinical placement across our seven partner facilities. First-hand experience in diversified health care settings and expert level simulation opportunities prepare students for a wide array of career opportunities. The School of Nursing may offer advanced placement for those with an LVN.

We also offer a completely online RN to BS track for students with an AS level RN license wanting to advance their career opportunities by obtaining a BS degree in Nursing. Tailored to working nurses, this program offers courses using web based modalities, instructors who are working in their field and flexible scheduling; this program is available for part-time study. ( Admissions requirements and prerequisites for this track vary slightly)

Cohorts range in size from 56-60 students allowing for fully engaged learning and individual attention with highly skilled faculty. Robust academic support programs along with opportunities to participate in student leadership and global mission service contribute to the holistic educational experience.

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Program Length

2 1/2 years

Possible Careers

Nurse in hospitals, public health, community clinics, emergency, schools.

Application Deadlines

QuarterApplication OpenPriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Winter of 2021Mar 10, 2020Aug 3, 2020
Spring of 2021Mar 18, 2020Nov 2, 2020

Admissions Requirements

  1. Minimum college cumulative and prerequisite GPA of 3.0 for the regular track, 3.3 for the accelerated track
  2. All prerequisites with a C or better
  3. Application with personal essay
  4. Official transcripts from all college credits
  5. Pre-entrance exams (TEAS and Critical Thinking)
  6. Three letters of recommendation (2 from instructors)
  7. Completion of HS or equivalent
  8. All qualified applicants will be invited to interview
Recommended: It is recommended that applicants obtain volunteer or work experience in a hospital/clinical setting.

California Board of Registered Nursing report of NCLEX pass rates

Prerequisites

  • Intermediate Algebra (or HS Algebra II) 4 quarter units
  • Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab)+ 4 quarter units
  • Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab)+ 4 quarter units
  • Intro to Organic Chemistry (with lab)+ 4 quarter units
  • Intro to Biochemistry (with lab)+ 4 quarter units
  • Basic Medical Microbiology (with lab)+ 5 quarter units
  • Public Speaking 4 quarter units
  • English Composition (full sequence) 9 quarter units
  • General Psychology4 quarter units
  • Lifespan Development (Developmental Psychology) 4 quarter units
  • Intro to Sociology 4 quarter units
  • Nutrition 4 quarter units
  • Physical Education 2 activity classes
  • Humanities 17 quarter units
* For those with a previous BA/BS degree
Integrating faith and health
Loma Linda University educates and encourages a balanced life by living our values of humility, compassion, justice, integrity, excellence, freedom and self- control. You will be surrounded by faculty who are committed to healthcare innovation and research while engaging your spirituality.

Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2020-2021

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2Year 3
Tuition$31,050$31,050$18,225
Fees$4,020$4,770$2,790
Books & Supplies$1,200$800$600
Instruments$100
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)$425
Total$36,795$36,620$21,615

Notes

Expected costs for the 2020-2021 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

70-75% of LLU Nursing students receive financial aid

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2020-2021, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program:Year 1Year 2Year 3
Months enrolled996
Room & Board$12,645$12,645$8,430
Transportation$2,880$2,880$1,920
Personal Expenses$2,070$2,070$1,380

Notes

  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.