Program Description

LLU School of Nursing is proud to have multiple and growing partnerships with Associate Degree in Nursing (AND) College Programs.  These partnerships offer nursing students a faster pathway to complete a B.S. in Nursing Degree.  The program is 100% online and structured to accommodate students full- or part-time.  Students will take courses online during the Summer until they graduate with their AND and pass NCLEX, at which time they will continue with the RN to BS regular track.

Current colleges we are partnering with - Mount San Jacinto College and Victor Valley College

Students will need to maintain their academic standing for the ADN program to continue to qualify for LLUSN RN to BS Concurrent Enrollment.  If a student fails to maintain academic standing and withdraws from their ADN program, they will be automatically withdrawn from LLUSN.

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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)

Admissions Requirements

  • Acceptance into an ADN Program with a partnership with LLUSN
  • 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 prior to the last quarter of the program.
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
College Algebra** 4 or Statistics

**(Student can take STATS within the program if they have previously taken College Algebra)

*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
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 $5,572 $14,328
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
  • $3,945 $11,835
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $6,300 $18,900
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $6,600 $19,800
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $2,400 $7,200
  • Off Campus
  • $6,300 $18,900
    Transportation Allowance $1,050 $3,150
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,050 $3,150
    Federal Student Loan Fees $26 $78
    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.