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.

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Program Length

Approximately 1-3 years. Full and Part-time available.

Possible Careers

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

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2024 Oct 1, 2023 Aug 1, 2024


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 are completed before the program begins prior to the last quarter of the program.

  • 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 or Statistics (Student can take STATS within the program if they have previously taken College Algebra at 4 quarter units)
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 $14,325 $5,572
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
$500 $600

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
  • $11,835 $3,945
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $18,900 $6,300
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $19,800 $6,600
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $7,200 $2,400
  • Off Campus
  • $18,900 $6,300
    Transportation Allowance $3,150 $1,050
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $3,150 $1,050
    Federal Student Loan Fees $78 $26
    Cost of Obtaining Professional License 0 0
    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.