Program Description

LLU School of Nursing is proud to announce a new partnership with Mount San Jacinto College (MSJC). This partnership offers nursing students a faster pathway to complete a B.S. in Nursing Degree. This program is 100% online and structured to accommodate students full- or part-time. Students will also take courses at LLU during the Summer.

MSJC provides the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) curriculum while LLUSN provides the RN to BS completion degree curriculum. The RN to BS track is designed for nurses who are looking to further their education and advance their professional careers.

Students will graduate from Loma Linda University School of Nursing with a deepened understanding of whole person care, be able to investigate new areas of professional interest, as well as enhance their personal and professional growth.

Students will need to maintain MSJC’s academy standard for the ADN program in order to continue to qualify for LLUSN RN to BS Concurrent Enrollment. If a student fails to maintain academic standard and withdraws from MSJC’s program, they will be automatically withdrawn from LLUSN.

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Program Length

2.5 Years

Possible Careers

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

Admissions Requirements

  • Acceptance into MSJC ADN Program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all college coursework
  • All prerequisites with a “C” or better
  • Application with personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all college credits
  • Completion of HS or equivalent
  • All qualified applicants will be interviewed


All students are required to complete the following pre-requisite courses before starting the RN to BS program at Loma Linda University School of Nursing. Students can have courses in progress while they are applying, as long as they will be completed before the program begins.
Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab 4 3
Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab 4 3
Introduction to Chemistry with Lab 4 3
Medical Microbiology with Lab 5 4
Public Speaking 4 3
English (full sequence 9 6
General Psychology 4 3
3rd area of social science - -
(Dev. Psych/Lifespan Dev./Econ/Politics 4 3
Intro to Sociology 4 3
Physical Education 2 activity courses 2 activity courses
Humanities* 22 15

*Students must take courses in three different areas - Areas include:

  • Foreign Language
  • Applied Art or Music
  • Introduction or Art or Music
  • Literature
  • 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 2
Tuition $13,090
Books & Supplies $200
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms) $17,280
Total $30,570


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 2
Months enrolled 9
Food and Housing $2,700
Miscellaneous Personal Costs


  • 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.