Applications for the Winter 2025 term are now open. Apply now!

The first year of the program will include most of the undergraduate requirements and RN work. The second year will consist of the Population Health and degree requirements for the MSN. 

All required clinical hours will be completed at the Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta

Accelerated nursing program for non-nurse college baccalaureate graduates who wish to become registered nurses (RNs). This program prepares students in the provision of evidence-based nursing care with an emphasis on care coordination, religious/cultural care, and wellness/illness continuum.

Admission Deadlines

Application Quarter Deadline to Submit Application Deadline for Application Documents
Winter 2025 July 1, 2024 Aug 1, 2024

Deadline to Submit Application:  This is the deadline to officially submit and complete your payment for the application.

Deadline for Application Documents and Requirements:  This is the deadline for all application items including successfully completing TEAS testing (minimum score 62,) Critical Thinking testing (minimum score 13,) 3 Letters of Recommendation received, all Official Transcripts received (including AP scores from College Board and all schools attended – even if courses taken are not for Nursing prerequisites.)

Recommended: It is recommended that applicants obtain volunteer or work experience in a hospital/clinical setting.

Please contact our Admissions Office with any questions at (909) 558-4923, or by email at

Admission Requirements

The following criteria are required for admission to the ELM concentration in nursing:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution (or its equivalent).
  • A 3.30 undergraduate GPA (on a 4.00 scale)
  • All prerequisites with a C or better
  • Application with personal essay
  • Official transcripts from all college credits
  • Three letters of recommendation (two from instructors)
  • TEAS & CT exam
  • Volunteer or work experience in a healthcare setting
  • A standardized interview with one graduate and one undergraduate nursing faculty members.

All documents above MUST be received by the program deadline date in order to be considered for enrollment.

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.

Prerequisite Courses

All students are required to complete the following pre-requisite courses before transferring to Loma Linda University School of Nursing.  Students can have courses in progress while they are applying, as long as they will be complete before the program begins.

Pre-requisite Quarter Units Semester Units
Anatomy & Physiology I with lab 4.5 3
Anatomy & Physiology II with lab 4.5 3
Introduction to Organic Chemistry 4.5 3
Introduction to Biochemistry 4.5 3
Medical Microbiology 6 4
Public Speaking 4.5 3
English (full sequence) 9 6
General Psychology 4.5 3
Introduction to Sociology 4.5 3
Nutrition 4.5 3
Undergraduate Statistics and Research 4.5 3

For information regarding which course to take at your college or university, please refer to our Transfer Patterns.

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.

Sample Schedule

Sample Schedule


Cost of Attendance

View Expected Cost of Attendance Here

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