Program Description

The online RN to BS track is designed for students looking to earn a bachelor’s degree and open the door to greater job opportunities. Under the guidance and instruction of our expert and caring faculty, students are able to investigate new areas of professional interest along with enhancing their personal and professional growth.

This program is for registered nurses who wish to complete their BS degree. It prepares students for professional nursing in both acute and community settings. The LLU RN to BS online program was designed with full-time working professionals in mind. As such, the program offers the flexibility of part-time or full-time enrollment and the convenience of online learning.

Beginning in Summer 2020, RN to BS students will be able to take up to 20 units of online pre-requisite courses with Loma Linda University in order to meet requirements. The life-span development pre-requisite may be filled with another area of social science such as Economics or Developmental Psychology.

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Program Length

2.5 Years (8 quarters)

Possible Careers

Leadership positions (charge nurse, educator, manager, public health, schools)

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Winter of 2024 Jul 1, 2022 Oct 1, 2023
Spring of 2024 Oct 1, 2022 Oct 1, 2023


  • Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab) 4 quarter units
  • Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab) 4 quarter units
  • Intro to Chemistry (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 Psychology 4 quarter units
  • 3rd area of social science (Dev. Psych/Lifespan Dev./Econ/Politics) 4 quarter units
  • Intro to Sociology 4 quarter units
  • General Elective 4 quarter units
  • Statistics (Student can take within the program) 4 quarter units
  • Physical Education 2 activity classes
  • Humanities 16 quarter units
  • College Algebra 4 quarter units
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
Tuition $14,630 $5,390
Books & Supplies $500 $200
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms) $78 $26
Total $15,208 $5,616


Expected costs for the 2023-2024 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

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

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Months enrolled 9 3
Food and Housing $17,280 $5,760
Transportation $3,150 $1,050
Miscellaneous Personal Costs $2,700 $900


  • 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.

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