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
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

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 2023-2024

Year of Program
Months Enrolled
Year 1
Year 2
Tuition & Fees $14,630 $5,390
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
$500 $200

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
  • $10,800 $3,600
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $17,280 $5,760
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $18,180 $6,060
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $6,480 $2,160
  • Off Campus
  • $17,280 $5,760
    Transportation Allowance $3,150 $1,050
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $2,700 $900
    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.

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