Program Description

Program name: Entry Level Masters (ELM) Program - Population Health

Applications are accepted once a year for the Winter term. All required clinical hours will be completed at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta.

The first year of the program will include most of the undergraduate requirements and RN work. The second year will consist of the Population Health and degree requirements for the MSN.

All students are required to complete the following pre-requisite courses before transferring to Loma Linda University School of Nursing.  Students can have courses in progress while they are applying, as long as they will be complete before the program begins.

Anatomy & Physiology I with lab 4.5 3
Anatomy & Physiology II with lab 4.5 3
Introduction to Organic Chemistry 4.5 3
Introduction to Biochemistry 4.5 3
Medical Microbiology 6 4
Public Speaking 4.5 3
English (full sequence) 9 6
General Psychology 4.5 3
Introduction to Sociology 4.5 3
Nutrition 4.5 3
Undergraduate Statistics and Research 4.5 3

For information regarding which course to take at your college or university, please refer to our Transfer Patterns.

Admission Requirements

The following criteria are required for admission to the ELM concentration in nursing:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (or its equivalent).
  • A 3.30 undergraduate GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • All prerequisites with a C or better
  • Application with personal essay
  • Official transcripts from all college credits
  • Three letters of recommendation (two from instructors)
  • TEAS & CT exam
  • Volunteer or work experience in a healthcare setting
  • A standardized interview with one graduate and one undergraduate nursing faculty members.

All documents above MUST be received by the program deadline date in order to be considered for enrollment.

Program Website

Program Length

2 years (8 quarters)

Possible Careers

Nurse in hospitals, public health, community clinics, emergency, schools.
Integrating faith and health
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

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
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Year 2
Tuition & Fees $32,534 $32,534
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
$970 $970

Other Educational Costs

Non-required costs that can be funded with scholarships/loans.

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Year 2
Living Expense (Food & Housing Allowance)
Students will be assigned one of the following Living Expense Budget Options:
  • On Campus Dorm
  • $7,890 $7,890
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $12,600 $12,600
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $13,200 $13,200
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $4,800 $4,800
  • Off Campus
  • $12,600 $12,600
    Transportation Allowance $2,100 $2,100
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,100 $2,100
    Federal Student Loan Fees $52 $52
    Cost of Obtaining Professional License 0 $750
    Dependent Care
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request
    Disability-Related Expenses
    (See Budget Revision Request form)
    Available upon Request


    • 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.