Nursing — BS (generic)
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.
Applicants seeking undergraduate admission must have the application process completed by the dates indicated in the following.
- Autumn Quarter—March 1
- 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 cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate approved by the American Heart Association.
- Have earned a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on all college course work. 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.
- Have completed science courses within the past five years or have them validated at Loma Linda University.
- 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:
|Domain 1: Religion and humanities||28|
|Prorated, based on units taken at a Seventh-day Adventist college or university. (See University Division of General Studies for religion and humanities specifics.)|
|Humanities (12 units minimum):|
|Must be chosen from three of the following areas: civilization/history, fine arts, literature, modern language, philosophy, or performing/visual arts (not to exceed 4 quarter units)|
|Domain 2: Scientific inquiry and analysis (35 quarter units)|
|Natural Sciences (23 units minimum):|
|Intermediate algebra (or high school algebra II—not counted toward domain total) R|
|Human anatomy and physiology with laboratory, complete sequence||8|
|Introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry, with laboratory 2||8|
|Basic medical microbiology with laboratory||5|
|Social Sciences (12 units minimum):|
|Sociology or Anthropology||4|
|Developmental psychology (life span development)||4|
|Domain 3: Communication (12 quarter units)|
|English composition, complete sequence||9|
|Domain 4: Health and wellness (5 quarter units)|
|Physical education (two separate physical activity courses) R|
|Nutrition (must include a clinical nutrition course) 1||4|
|Domain 5: Electives|
|To meet total GE requirements and total degree requirements of 185 quarter units.|
Some of these may be completed while a student at LLU.
A combined organic and biochemistry course of less than 8 units may be accepted if determined the course has covered the necessary content adequately.
- A completed background check
- Health clearance, including immunizations as outlined in the "Admissions Policies and Information"
|NRSG 217||Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 1||6|
|NRSG 224||Nursing Pathophysiology||5|
|NRSG 324||Nursing Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NRSG 230||Principles of Professionalism, Clinical Reasoning, and Self-Care||4|
|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||2|
|NRSG 314||Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing||5|
|NRSG 315||Child Health Nursing||6|
|NRSG 316||Wellness and Health Promotion||3|
|NRSG 375||Introduction to Applied Biostatistics for Nurses||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 4||6|
|or NRSG 424||Professional Practice for the Working RN|
|NRSG 419||Leadership Principles and Trends in Nursing||6|
|NRSG 429||Nursing Research||3|
|REL _4__||Upper-division Religion 2||10|
|Select one course from the following:||2|
|Adventist Beliefs and Life|
|Loma Linda Perspectives|
|Adventist Heritage and Health|
|Current Issues in Adventism|
May be taken concurrently while at junior-level status
Students are required to take at least one course from the content areas of RELE, RELR, and one of the required RELT courses listed above. Total units required are based on the percentage of course work from an SDA college/university. The maximum requirement is 16 units including transfer credit.
Course may be waived based on selected admission criteria
NRSG 424 Professional Practice for the Working RN is for students who have taken the NCLEX early and are working as an RN.
Total unit requirement for graduation is 185 quarter units (transfer units plus above-listed courses).
Normal time to complete the program
4 years — 2.66 years (8 academic quarters) at LLU) — based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted