Program DescriptionThe Nursing Leadership program prepares students for important roles ensuring quality performance in high-level patient care, as well as support nurses’ practice, student education, and a culture of research. The nurse leader sets the vision for nursing practice in the delivery of safe, timely, efficient, equitable and patient-centered care. Working within a collaborative and inter-professional environment, the nurse in executive practice is influential in improving the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction), improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost of health care.
The curriculum draws from the practice of nursing, management and related fields, and includes administrative, research and clinical components. The program provides for learning in an environment that fosters autonomy, flexibility and creative scholarship.
An intensive practicum provides the opportunity to develop and test skills in real-life settings with an emphasis on critical thinking.
Program Length3 years and 9 months full-time, 5 years part-time
|Quarter||Application Open||Priority Deadline||Final Deadline|
|Autumn of 2022||Oct 1, 2021||—||Jun 3, 2022|
|Winter of 2023||Jan 1, 2022||—||Aug 1, 2022|
The criteria for admission to the DNP program must be met before consideration for the Nurse Leadership concentration. Once the DNP criteria for admission have been met, admission criteria for this concentration must be met and are listed on the website.
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program
- GPA of 3.0, both cumulative and in nursing courses
- Current United States RN license before application*
- One year of RN experience in the area of desired clinical concentration is strongly advised for application competitiveness
- Application with personal statement
- Three electronic recommendations (recommenders will receive an email once application is submitted) – preferred: spiritual advisor, professor, current work supervisor
- Official transcripts for all college credits
- Interview by faculty members in the School of Nursing
*California RN license required before start of classes
State Accrediting AgencyLoma Linda University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The California Board of Registered Nursing granted continuing approval in 2010 to the School of Nursing.