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.

Program Website

Program Length

2 1/2 years

Possible Careers

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

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Winter of 2024 Jan 9, 2023 Jul 3, 2023

Admissions Requirements

  1. Minimum college cumulative and prerequisite GPA of 3.0 for the regular 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. Unfortunately, not all applicants who meet the minimums requirements can be invited for an interview due to time constraints
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


  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II (with lab) 8 quarter units
  • Intro to Organic & Biochemistry (with lab) 8 quarter units
  • Basic Medical Microbiology (with lab) 5 quarter units
  • English Composition (Full Sequence) 9 quarter units
  • Public Speaking 4 quarter units
  • General Psychology 4 quarter units
  • Lifespan Development 4 quarter units
  • Introduction to Sociology 4 quarter units
  • College Algebra 4 quarter units
  • Nutrition 4 quarter units
  • Physical Education 2 activity classes
  • Humanities 16 quarter units (At least 3 areas required)

Choose from the following areas for humanities:

  • Introduction to Art or Music
  • Literature
  • Applied Art or Music
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
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 2023-2024

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Tuition $35,520 $33,300 $19,240
Fees $2,925 $2,925 $1,950
Books & Supplies $1,940 $900 $400
Instruments $100
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms) $2,845 $3,630 $1,210
Total $43,330 $40,755 $22,800


70-75% of LLU Nursing students receive financial aid

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2023-2024, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Months enrolled 9 9 6
Room & Board
Personal Expenses


  • 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.