Nursing — B.S. (standard)

The Admissions Committee seeks 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.

Application deadlines

Applicants seeking undergraduate admission must complete the application process by the following dates:

  • Autumn Quarter—March 15
  • Winter Quarter—August 1
  • Spring Quarter—November 1

In addition to Loma Linda University admission requirements, the applicant must:

  1. Have completed a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  2. Have a current first-aid certificate.
  3. Have a current basic life support certificate approved by the American Heart Association.
  4. 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.
  5. Students considering transfer of nursing coursework must provide course descriptions or outlines for clinical nursing courses in order for the school to determine the amount of transfer credit to be granted.
  6. Complete entrance tests required for all incoming students who are not registered nurses.
  7. Complete an interview arranged by the director of admissions.
  8. 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 14
Anatomy and physiology II with laboratory 14
Introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry with laboratory 2, 38
Basic medical microbiology (with lab) 15
Public speaking4
English composition (full sequence)8-9
General psychology4
Life span development (Developmental psychology) 4
Intro to sociology or anthropology4
Physical education (two activity classes)1-2
Humanities 412-17
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)

For graduation requirements, see LLU General Education Requirements.

Pre-entrance requirements

  1. A completed background check.
  2. Health clearance, including immunizations as outlined in the "Admissions Policies and Information."
NRSG 217Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing6
NRSG 224Nursing Pathophysiology5
NRSG 230Principles of Professionalism, Clinical Reasoning, and Self-Care3
NRSG 231Foundations of Nursing3
NRSG 232Fundamentals of Nursing7
NRSG 233Health Assessment3
NRSG 301Adult Health Nursing I6
NRSG 302Adult Health Nursing II8
NRSG 303Adult Health Nursing III7
NRSG 305Nursing Pharmacology3
NRSG 314Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing5
NRSG 315Child Health Nursing6
NRSG 316Wellness and Health Promotion3
NRSG 324Nursing Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice3
NRSG 375Introduction to Applied Biostatistics for Nursing3
NRSG 375LComputer Applications in Biostatistics1
NRSG 404Introduction to Epidemiology for Nursing2
NRSG 405Home Care Nursing3
NRSG 408Critical Care Nursing8
NRSG 416Public Health Nursing4
NRSG 416LPublic Health Nursing Clinical Laboratory 24
NRSG 418Capstone Nursing Practicum6
NRSG 419Capstone Nursing Leadership6
NRSG 429Nursing Research3
Religion: upper-division 111-16
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 Units119-124

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 [8] academic quarters) at LLU) — based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted