The curriculum draws from the practice of nursing, management and related fields, and includes administrative, research and clinical components. The program 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 an emphasis on critical thinking.3 years and 9 months full-time, 5 years part-time
The criteria for admission to the DNP program must be met before consideration for the Nurse Leadership concentration. Once the DNP criteria for admission have been met, admission criteria for this concentration must be met and are listed on the website.
- 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: spiritual advisor, professor, current work supervisor
- Official transcripts for all college credits
- Interview by faculty members in the School of Nursing
*California RN license required before start of classesLoma 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.
The following estimated cost of attendance is based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. Estimated amounts may vary based on a number of factors. Students may use these estimates when applying for financial aid.
Required Program Costs
Academic Year 2024-2025
|Year of Program
|Tuition & Fees
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
Other Educational Costs
Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.
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 amounts are for the academic year specified only. Amounts are based on full-time attendance for the number of months enrolled per academic year. International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on these amounts.
- Amounts are expected to increase each year consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.
- To qualify for financial aid, most students must be enrolled at least half time in an aid eligible program and be taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.