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The Adult-Gero Nurse Educator (NE) concentration at the LLU School of Nursing prepares nurses for the pivotal role of educating future nurses in the classroom and practice setting. Nurse educators are critical players in providing quality educational experiences that prepare nursing students for a diverse workforce experience.

The teaching-learning strand within the curriculum focuses on developing the skills necessary for a teaching role in nursing academia. The NE program at the nursing school is structured for students to select a focus to conduct clinical research, and prepare for a career in teaching. This structure provides for an enriching experience for graduate nursing experience.

Admission Deadlines

The School of Nursing accepts Nursing Educator students in the Fall, Winter, and Spring  Quarters. All admission requirements must be completed by the deadline.  Deadlines are as follows:

  • Fall – April 23 (quarter begins in September)  
  • Winter – August 1 (quarter begins in January)
  • Spring – January 15 (quarter begins in March)

Please contact our Admissions Office with any questions at

(909) 558-4923, or by email at

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited program
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, both cumulative and in nursing courses
  • Current United States RN license before application*
  • One year of RN experience is required prior to entering clinical courses
  • Nursing experience is preferred in the area of desired clinical concentration
  • Each applicant’s clinical experience will be individually evaluated
  • Application with personal statement
  • Three electronic recommendations (recommenders will receive an email once application is submitted) – required: Nurse Supervisor, RN Co-worker, Spiritual
  • Official transcripts for all college credits
  • Interview by faculty members in the School of Nursing

*California RN license required before start of classes

International Students

International applicants (non-U.S. citizens and non U.S. permanent residents) must meet all admission requirements for the chosen program. In addition, official international transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation service. All international applicants will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Application Information

To apply to Loma Linda University’s School of Nursing, students must first meet all of the admission requirements. The application can be found online at Application can be completed in multiple sessions.

Transcript Requirements

You must submit transcripts from all post-secondary institutions that you have attended, regardless of whether or not it applies to your prerequisite coursework. This includes all colleges, universities, military credit, Advanced Placement, CLEP, and unaccredited schools. Transcripts must be sent by the issuing institution(s) directly to LLU Admissions Processing. Transcripts provided in any other manner are unofficial and will not be accepted for admission.

Please have official transcripts sent to:

Admissions Processing
Loma Linda University
11139 Anderson St
Loma Linda, CA 92350 USA


Loma Linda University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The BS, MS, and DNP Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Nurse Anesthesia Concentration is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

Advanced practice nurse graduates, Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), are certified by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing and eligible to apply for certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Corporation, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, and Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, as appropriate for the area of professional practice.The California State Board has approved all programs offered at the Loma Linda University School of Nursing. Many states may offer a compact license to individuals already licensed in California. If this opportunity is of interest to you, please contact your program director. Students who decide to pursue a license in another state should check with the applicable licensing authority in that state.

Our programs address and meet outcome expectations as articulated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master’s (AACN), and DNP Essentials.

Curriculum Plans & Sample Schedules

Cost of Attendance

View Expected Cost of Attendance Here

Available Scholarships through AACN

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