Loma Linda University Nursing School Review

Loma Linda University (LLU) is a Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) university which is located in Southern California. The university offers 55 educational health science based programs to more than 4000 students where a good number of these come from 80 countries around the world.

The university offers admission to students irrespective of their races, culture and any other orientation. But once the students are admitted in the university they are taught and empowered on spiritual matters related to the Bible and more especially the Adventist message.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing

Loma Linda University the school of nursing offers Bachelor of Science degree in nursing to new students joining the university and other students who may be in possession of various experiences in the field of nursing or those with other qualifications and would like to join nursing. The program prepares students for professional nursing where clinical groups are formed after the second week in the university. This is also available to those students who may have completed pre-requisite courses but they do not have a bachelors degree or any experience in the field of nursing.

Admission Requirements

In order for a student to be admitted in this program, he/she must hold a minimum GPA of 3.0 or more fro regular track, 3.3 for accelerated track. The student will also be required to have passed all the pre-requisites with a “C” or more. The applicants will also be required to pass pre-entrance exams such as TEAS and critical thinking. Other requirements that the student must have include; three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, a personal statement, completed HS or its equivalent and must take an interview before being admitted.

LVN to BS Track

Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) can also be admitted into Bachelor of Science (BS) nursing and the admission requirements include a GPA of 3.0 and above, must have passed all the pre-requisites examinations such as TEAS and other relevant qualifications.

RN to BS

Students who are currently registered as a Registered Nurse and hold a license, can be admitted into Bachelor of Science in Nursing. They must meet all the requirements the same as for licensed vocational nurses and also they must complete all the prerequisites before they can start the program.

Master of Science (MS) in Nursing

Students who complete Bachelor of Science in nursing can apply for a Master’s degree in different fields of specialization depending on the availability of the program chosen. There are also post MS certificates that are offered for nurse practitioners in adult nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, neonatal nurse practitioner and psychiatric nurse practitioner among others.

Doctoral programs

PhD programs are offered in nursing in collaboration with NEXus (Nursing Education Exchange).

Admission requirements

For a student to be admitted into this program, they must be in possession of Master’s degree in nursing and must be registered or licensed. Other requirements may vary depending on the area that one may want to specialize.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program

For this program, students are required to have a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing; as well as be able to provide recommendations from co-workers, pastors and current supervisors. The program also consists of a 30 month graduate program of which the final 18 months will be practical experience.


Loma Linda University
11092 Anderson Street
Loma Linda
CA 92354
Tel: (909) 558-1000

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