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.

Application deadlines

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

Applicants seeking concurrent enrollment admission for Summer Quarter must have the application process completed by February 1.

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

  1. Currently licensed registered nurse (RN), unless attending a school that has a concurrent enrollment agreement with Loma Linda University.
  2. No grade below a "C" submitted for transfer.
  3. An Associate in Science degree in nursing or equivalent from an accredited school of nursing, unless attending a school that has a concurrent enrollment agreement with Loma Linda University.
  4.  An interview or an advising appointment with the RN-B.S. representative.
  5. Prerequisite courses listed below. Up to 12 units may be completed while in the program. Not applicable to concurrent enrollment track. (Requirements listed below are in quarter units. Courses are listed as they relate to general education requirements.)


Domain 1: Religion (4 quarter units)

(completed during enrollment at LLU)

Domain 2: Arts and humanities (minimum 16 quarter units)

Units must be selected from at least three of the following content areas: civilization/history, art, literature, language, philosophy, religion, or general humanities electives. A minimum of 3 quarter units in an area are required to meet a "content area."

Domain 3: Scientific inquiry and quantitative reasoning (minimum 12 quarter units)

  • Anatomy and physiology with laboratory, complete sequence (8 units)1
  • Introduction to chemistry with laboratory (4 units)1
  • Basic medical microbiology with laboratory (5 units)1

Domain 4: Social sciences (minimum 12 quarter units)

  • General psychology (4 units)
  • Introduction to sociology (4)
  • Social science electives chosen from the following content areas: anthropology, economics, geography, political sciences, psychology, and sociology
  • One course (or components integrated into several courses) dealing specifically with issues of human diversity is required.

Domain 5: Written and oral communication (minimum 9 quarter units)

  • English composition, complete sequence that meets the baccalaureate degree requirements of a four-year college or university. (8-9 units)
  • Public speaking (4)

Domain 6: Health and wellness (minimum 2 quarter units)

  • Nutrition  (waived based on passing NCLEX exam)
  • Physical education. Must include at least two separate physical activity courses totaling a minimum of one quarter units.


As necessary, to meet the minimum total requirement of 135 transferable quarter units. These units added to the 50 undergraduate units required in the program fulfill the 185 total units required for the bachelor's degree.

If the 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 Academic 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.

For graduation requirements, see LLU General Education Requirements.

NRSG 324Nursing Informatics and Evidence-Based Practice3
NRSG 337Strategies for Professional Transition4
NRSG 375Introduction to Applied Biostatistics for Nursing3
NRSG 375LComputer Applications in Biostatistics 11
NRSG 407Complex Nursing Concepts of Health and Disease6
NRSG 414Management and Leadership for the Registered Nurse5
NRSG 416Public Health Nursing4
NRSG 424Professional RN Capstone7
NRSG 425Introduction to Epidemiology for RNs3
NRSG 428Health Promotion for the RN4
NRSG 429Nursing Research3
NRSG 434Public Health Nursing Laboratory for the Working RN 23
Religion: must include the following content areas.4
RELE 4__Ethics elective
Must have one course from the following:
Adventist Beliefs and Life (3)
Loma Linda Perspectives (2)
Adventist Heritage and Health (2)
Current Issues in Adventism (2)
Total Units50

Students may take this course if an approved stats theory course has been completed previously.


Fulfills service learning requirement

Total unit requirement for graduation is 185 quarter units (transfer units plus above-listed courses).

Normal time to complete the program

Four (4) years — 1.33 years (four [4] academic quarters) at LLU — based on full-time enrollment; part time permitted