Nursing — LVN to B.S.
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 31
- Winter Quarter—August 15
- Spring Quarter—November 1
In addition to Loma Linda University admission requirements, the applicant must:
- Have completed a high school diploma or its equivalent from an accredited secondary school.
- Be a licensed vocational nurse in the state of California.
- Have a current first aid certificate.
- Have a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate approved by the American Heart Association.
- Demonstrate basic computer literacy.
- 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.
- For an incoming student who is not a registered nurse, complete entrance tests.
- Complete an interview and an onsite essay arranged by the director of admissions.
- Complete prerequisite courses listed below:
Course work will be evaluated to determine transfer status in clinical nursing classes.
The licensed vocational nurse may choose to complete a bachelor's degree or the 45 quarter units of nursing, as prescribed by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, and be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN.
|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.)|
|Minimum of 12 units that must include a modern language (required; Spanish preferred) and at least two of the following areas: civilization/history, fine arts, literature, philosophy, or performing/visual arts (not to exceed 4 quarter units)|
|Domain 2: Scientific inquiry and analysis (43 quarter units)|
|Natural Sciences (31 units minimum):|
|Intermediate algebra (or high school algebra II—not counted toward domain total)||R|
|Introduction to physics (or high school physics—not counted toward domain total)||R|
|Human anatomy and physiology with laboratory, complete sequence||8|
|Introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry, with laboratory||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 (13 quarter units)|
|English composition, complete sequence||9|
|Domain 4: Health and wellness (2-6 quarter units)|
|Physical education (two separate physical activity courses)||R|
|Nutrition (may have been integrated into LVN content)||4|
|Domain 5: Electives|
|To meet total GE requirements of 68 quarter units and total degree requirements of 193 quarter units.|
Some of these may be completed while a student at LLU
Religion is required for all students.
|NRSG 217||Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 1||6|
|NRSG 224||Nursing Pathophysiology||4|
|NRSG 225||LVN Bridge Course 2||4|
|NRSG 305||Nursing Pharmacology||3|
|NRSG 308||Adult Health Nursing I||8|
|NRSG 314||Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing||6|
|NRSG 315||Child Health Nursing||6|
|NRSG 316||The Nursing Role in Health Promotion||4|
|NRSG 317||Adult Health Nursing II||8|
|NRSG 324||Nursing Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NRSG 404||Introduction to Epidemiology for Nursing||3|
|NRSG 408||Critical Care Nursing||6|
|NRSG 409||Home Health Nursing||3|
|NRSG 415||Community Mental Health Nursing||4|
|NRSG 416||Public Health Nursing||4|
|NRSG 416L||Public Health Nursing Clinical Laboratory||4|
|NRSG 418||Capstone Nursing Practicum||8|
|NRSG 419||Capstone: Management and Leadership in Nursing||5|
|NRSG 420||Professional Preparation||2|
|NRSG 429||Nursing Research||3|
|DTCS 311||Human and Clinical Nutrition for Nursing 3||4|
|ENGL 300||Writing Seminar for Health-Care Professionals 4||2|
|REL_4__||Upper-division Religion 5||10|
|Select one course from the following:||2|
|Adventist Beliefs and Life|
|Loma Linda Perspectives|
|Adventist Heritage and Health|
|Current Issues in Adventism|
|STAT 414||Introduction to Biostatistics I||3|
|STAT 415||Computer Applications in Biostatistics||1|
May be taken concurrently while at junior-level status
Upon successful completion, students are credited with NRSG 214 Fundamentals of Professional Nursing (8 units), NRSG 216 Basic Nursing Skills and Health Assessment (2 units), and NRSG 309 Gerontological Nursing (2 units)
Course may be waived based on selected admission criteria
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.
Total unit requirement for graduation is 193 quarter units (transfer units plus above listed courses).
Normal time to complete the program
2.33 years (7 academic quarters) at LLU — based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted