Program DescriptionThe Primary Care Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares primary health care providers for the community and ambulatory setting. It is designed to prepare the NP to exercise independent judgment in assessment, supervision, and management of the primary health care needs of the individual in consultation and collaboration with primary-care physicians.
The Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) program at the Loma Linda University School of Nursing, will prepare you to exercise independent judgment in assessment, supervision, and management of the primary health care needs of adults and elders. The AGNP program emphasizes preventative care for patients 12 years of age and older. Part-time option is also available. The program is offered in a hybrid format, only requiring four days on campus each quarter.
An AGNP you will work with adult and elderly patients to diagnose illnesses, conduct exams, and prescribe medication as necessary. Working in collaboration with primary care physicians, you will receive training that is applicable in the community and ambulatory setting.
The Primary Care Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner BS to DNP hybrid program is 3 years and 9 months full-time. Part-time option is also available. The program is offered in a hybrid format.
The program is divided into 4 parts:
1- Core Courses: Most core courses are hybrid and meet 1 of 2 times for 3 to 6 hours during Seminar week in the middle of the Quarter.
2- Concentration Courses: Pharmacology and Pathophysiology meet only once during seminar week. Advanced Health Assessment has 4 meetings for testing and skills each quarter.
3- Clinical Experience: All students in the NP Clinical tracks complete 510 DNP Practice hours and additional clinical hours. All NP students will complete over 1,000 combined clinical and DNP Practice hours. Clinical rotations, sites and preceptors are arranged by the Graduate Program.
4- DNP Project: The DNP Project may be completed at the workplace if approved by the DNP Chair and DNP Program Director once an affiliation agreement for the project is signed.
Program Length3 years and 9 months full-time, 5 years part-time
Possible CareersPrivate practice, clinics, nursing homes, and any environment where primary care is given.
|Quarter||Application Open||Priority Deadline||Final Deadline|
|Winter of 2022||Aug 1, 2021||—||Nov 1, 2021|
|Autumn of 2022||Oct 1, 2021||—||Apr 1, 2022|
- 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: professor, current work supervisor
- Official transcripts for all college credits
- Shadowing highly recommended (4 to 8 hours)
- Interview by faculty members in the School of Nursing
Discipline Accrediting AgencyThe program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Graduates are prepared for certification by the State of California and the American Nurses Association as a Nurse Practitioner.
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.
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 2021-2022
|Year of Program:||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Books & Supplies||$1,740||$1,240||$2,205||$240|
|Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)||$50||—||—||—|
NotesTuition/Fees is an estimation based on 3 quarters with an average of 10 units (2 classes) per quarter. Living Expenses is calculated for financial aid purposes and is based on 3 quarters (9 months). Actual amounts may vary.
70-75% of LLU Nursing students receive financial aid.
Estimated Living Expenses
Academic Year 2021-2022, off campus, with a roommate
|Year of Program:||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3||Year 4|
|Room & Board||$13,275||$13,275||$13,275||$13,275|
- 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.