Nursing — BS (standard)
The Admissions Committee is looking for individuals who reflect a high degree of personal integrity, dependability, self-discipline, intellectual vigor, and a caring and thoughtful manner. Individuals who have held military health-care occupations, licensed vocational nurses, and individuals transferring from other nursing programs, may qualify for advanced placement.
Applicants seeking undergraduate admission must have the application process completed by the dates as follow:
- Autumn Quarter—March 15
- Winter Quarter—August 1
- Spring Quarter—November 1
In addition to Loma Linda University admission requirements, the applicant must:
- Have completed a high school diploma or its equivalent.
- Have a current first aid certificate.
- Have a current basic life support certificate approved by the American Heart Association.
- Have earned a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on all college coursework. Exception may be made based on a specific individualized evaluation. Grades below a "C" are nontransferable.
- For students considering transfer of nursing course work, provide course descriptions or outlines for clinical nursing courses in order for the school to determine the amount of transfer credit to be granted.
- Complete entrance tests required of all incoming students who are not registered nurses.
- Complete an interview arranged by the director of admissions.
- Complete prerequisite courses listed below:
|Intermediate algebra (or one year of high school algebra II) High school algebra does not count toward domain units.||4|
|Anatomy and physiology I with laboratory 1||4|
|Anatomy and physiology II with laboratory 1||4|
|Introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry with laboratory 2, 3||8|
|Basic medical microbiology (with lab) 1||5|
|English composition (full sequence)||8-9|
|Lifespan development (Developmental psychology)||4|
|Intro to sociology or anthropology||4|
|Physical education (two activity classes)||1-2|
Select a minimum of three areas of humanities from the following: civilization/history, fine arts, literature, modern language, performing/visual arts (not to exceed four quarter units), or philosophy.
|Electives (as needed to meet the unit requirement for graduation)|
Preferred within five years
A complete sequence of both general biology and general chemistry may be accepted in lieu of the Intro to organic and biochemistry requirements.
A combined organic and biochemistry course of less than 8 units may be accepted if determined the course has covered the necessary content adequately.
Applicants who completed coursework at a Seventh-day Adventist institution are required more religion and less humanities which will be determined during the admissions evaluation.
For graduation requirements, see LLU General Education Requirements
- A completed background check
- Health clearance, including immunizations as outlined in the "Admissions Policies and Information"
|NRSG 217||Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing||6|
|NRSG 224||Nursing Pathophysiology||5|
|NRSG 230||Principles of Professionalism, Clinical Reasoning, and Self-Care||3|
|NRSG 231||Foundations of Nursing||3|
|NRSG 232||Fundamentals of Nursing||7|
|NRSG 233||Health Assessment||3|
|NRSG 301||Adult Health Nursing I||6|
|NRSG 302||Adult Health Nursing II||8|
|NRSG 303||Adult Health Nursing III||7|
|NRSG 305||Nursing Pharmacology||3|
|NRSG 314||Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing||5|
|NRSG 315||Child Health Nursing||6|
|NRSG 316||Wellness and Health Promotion||3|
|NRSG 324||Nursing Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NRSG 375||Introduction to Applied Biostatistics for Nursing||3|
|NRSG 375L||Computer Applications in Biostatistics||1|
|NRSG 404||Introduction to Epidemiology for Nursing||2|
|NRSG 405||Health Transitions and Post-Acute Care||3|
|NRSG 408||Critical Care Nursing||8|
|NRSG 416||Public Health Nursing||4|
|NRSG 416L||Public Health Nursing Clinical Laboratory||4|
|NRSG 418||Capstone Nursing Practicum||6|
|NRSG 419||Capstone Nursing Leadership||6|
|NRSG 429||Nursing Research||3|
|Religion: upper-division 1||11-16|
Must include from each of the following content areas: RELE (ethical), RELR (relational), and RELT (theological)
Must select one course from the following:
|Adventist Beliefs and Life|
|Loma Linda Perspectives|
|Adventist Heritage and Health|
|Current Issues in Adventism|
Total units required are based on the percentage of coursework from an SDA college/university. (See Division of General Studies for religion and humanities details.) If no previous coursework was taken at an SDA college/university, 11 units of religion are required.
Total unit requirement for graduation is 185 quarter units (transfer units plus above-listed courses).
Normal time to complete the program
Four (4) years — 2.66 years (eight  academic quarters) at LLU) — based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted