Program Description

LLU School of Nursing is proud to announce a new partnership with Mount San Jacinto College (MSJC). This partnership offers nursing students a faster pathway to complete a B.S. in Nursing Degree. This program is 100% online and structured to accommodate students full- or part-time. Students will also take courses at LLU during the Summer.

MSJC provides the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) curriculum while LLUSN provides the RN to BS completion degree curriculum. The RN to BS track is designed for nurses who are looking to further their education and advance their professional careers.

Students will graduate from Loma Linda University School of Nursing with a deepened understanding of whole person care, be able to investigate new areas of professional interest, as well as enhance their personal and professional growth.

Students will need to maintain MSJC’s academy standard for the ADN program in order to continue to qualify for LLUSN RN to BS Concurrent Enrollment. If a student fails to maintain academic standard and withdraws from MSJC’s program, they will be automatically withdrawn from LLUSN.

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Program Length

2.5 Years

Possible Careers

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

Admissions Requirements

  • Acceptance into MSJC ADN Program
  • 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.
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

*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
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 0 $13,090
Books, Materials, Supplies & Equipment Allowance
(May or may not be purchased through the school)
0 $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
  • $3,600 $10,800
  • LLU Owned Rental Property
  • $5,760 $17,280
  • LLU Owned Rental w/ Dependents
  • $6,060 $18,180
  • Undergraduate Dependent w/ Parents
  • $2,160 $6,480
  • Off Campus
  • $5,760 $17,280
    Transportation Allowance 0 $3,150
    Miscellaneous Personal Expenses 0 $2,700
    Federal Student Loan Fees 0 $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.