Program Description

The Nursing Administration concentration prepares nurses for leadership in a variety of organizational settings. The curriculum draws from the practice of nursing, management and related fields, and includes administrative, research and clinical components. It 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 emphasis on critical thinking.

Students may be admitted any academic term during the year, part-time study is available, and courses are offered to accommodate working nurses. The graduate will be prepared for the certification by the American Nurses Association as a Nurse Executive, Advanced.

Part-time option is also available. The program is offered in a hybrid format

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Program Length

2-3 years

Possible Careers

Nurse manager, administrator, or executive

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Winter of 2021 Sep 2, 2020 Nov 1, 2020
Spring of 2021 Mar 18, 2020 Nov 2, 2020
Autumn of 2021 Oct 1, 2020 Apr 1, 2021

Admissions Requirements

- Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, both cumulative and in nursing courses
- Current RN license*
- Application with personal essay
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Official transcripts for all college credits
- Interview by faculty members in the School of Nursing
- One year of RN experience is required prior to entering clinical courses
- Nursing experience is preferred in the area of desired clinical option
- Each applicant's clinical experience will be individually evaluated.
- Health Science Reasoning Test**

* California RN license required before clinical courses
** Taken on site


There are no specific prerequisites required.  Please reference the Admission Requirements.
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 1 Year 2
Tuition $27,040 $22,815
Fees $2,700 $2,700
Books & Supplies $1,580 $860
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $31,320 $26,375


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.

Tuition/Fees is an estimation based on 3 quarters of an average of 6 units (2 classes per quarter). Living Expenses is calculated for financial aid purposes and is based on 3 quarters (9 months).

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 1 Year 2
Months enrolled 9 9
Room & Board $12,645 $12,645
Transportation $2,880 $2,880
Personal Expenses $2,070 $2,070


  • 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.