Nursing — RN 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 also meet the following requirements:
- Registered nurse in active practice
- No grades below a C submitted for transfer.
- Complete an interview with the RN-B.S.degree recruiter.
- Completed an Associate in Science degree or diploma from an accredited school of nursing.
- Have a license to practice nursing in California as a registered nurse.
- Completed all nonnursing requirements or their equivalents on the lower division level. The applicant must have a minimum of 87 quarter (61 semester) units to be eligible for upper division status.
- Completed the following course prerequisites:
|Domain 1: Religion and humanities (28 quarter units)||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):|
|Human anatomy and physiology with laboratory, complete sequence||8|
|Introduction to chemistry with laboratory, one quarter/semester||4|
|Basic medical microbiology with laboratory||5|
|Natural science electives||4|
|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 be embedded in nursing content courses)||I|
|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.
Integrated in previous nursing course
If the registered nurse (RN) is a graduate of an accredited nursing program, the nursing credits will be accepted as equivalent to the School of Nursing lower division courses. For unaccredited schools, or for additional information regarding transfer credit, see section on "Transfer Credit" under Admission Policies. Credit for 300-level nursing courses will be granted upon satisfactory completion of NRSG 337 Strategies for Professional Transition and NRSG 407 Complex Nursing Concepts of Health and Disease.
|NRSG 324||Nursing Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NRSG 337||Strategies for Professional Transition||4|
|NRSG 375||Introduction to Applied Biostatistics for Nurses||3|
|NRSG 375L||Computer Applications in Biostatistics||1|
|NRSG 404||Introduction to Epidemiology for Nursing||3|
|NRSG 407||Complex Nursing Concepts of Health and Disease||6|
|NRSG 414||Management and Leadership for the Working Nurse 1||5|
|or NRSG 419||Capstone: Management and Leadership in Nursing|
|NRSG 415||Community Mental Health Nursing||4|
|NRSG 424||Professional Practice for the Working RN 1||7|
|or NRSG 418||Capstone Nursing Practicum|
|NRSG 426||Public Health Nursing for Working RNs||4|
|NRSG 426L||Public Health Nursing Clinical Laboratory for the Working RN||4|
|NRSG 429||Nursing Research||3|
|ENGL 300||Writing Seminar for Health-Care Professionals 2||2|
|REL_4__||Upper-division Religion 3||4|
|Select one course from the following:||2|
|Adventist Beliefs and Life|
|Loma Linda Perspectives|
|Adventist Heritage and Health|
|Current Issues in Adventism|
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. If students need a total of 6 required religion units, a 2 unit course will be taken from each of the content areas. 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
1.33 years (four academic quarters] at LLU) — based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted