Loma Linda University School of Nursing offers a unique partnership with select Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs in the area. These partnerships offer nursing students a faster pathway to complete a B.S. in Nursing Degree. This program is 100% online and structured to accommodate students full or part-time. BSN courses will be offered during the Summer while you complete your ADN.

The RN to BS track is designed for nurses who are looking to further their education and advance their professional careers. Students will graduate from Loma Linda University School of Nursing with a deepened understanding of whole person care, be able to investigate new areas of professional interest, as well as enhance their personal and professional growth.

Students will need to maintain their academic standards for the ADN program in order to continue to qualify for the Concurrent Enrollment program. If a student fails to maintain their academic standard and/or withdraw from the program, they will automatically be withdrawn from LLUSN.

*Financial aid, scholarships, and grants are available for students. Be sure to communicate with your admissions representative today!

Prerequisite Courses

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



Quarter Unit

Semester Unit

Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab

4 3

Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab

4 3

Introduction to Chemistry with Lab

4 3

Medical Microbiology with Lab

5 4

Public Speaking

4 3

English (full sequence)

9 6

General Psychology

4 3

3rd area of social science (Dev. Psych/Lifespan Dev./Econ/Politics)

4 3

Intro to Sociology

4 3

Physical Education

2 activity courses 2 activity courses

  College Algebra or Statistics

4 3


16 11

Humanities* – Students must take courses in three different areas. 

Areas include:

  • Foreign Language
  • Applied Art or Music
  • Introduction or Art or Music
  • Literature
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religion

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

Admissions Requirements

  • Acceptance into ADN Program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all college coursework
  • All prerequisites with a “C” or better
  • Application with personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all college credits
  • Completion of HS or equivalent
  • All qualified applicants will be interviewed


Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Summer of 2024 May 1, 2023 May 1, 2024

Cost of Attendance

View Expected Cost of Attendance Here

Scholarship Opportunities


Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program and a Nursing Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program and a Nursing Scholarship Program.  For information on loan repayment assistance and scholarships through the government, please visit the HRSA website.

International Students

Students coming from countries other than the United States are required to pay an $8,000 deposit which is applied to the final quarter’s tuition and charges.

Scholarships & Awards

Students can apply for scholarships after they have been in the program for one full quarter.  There are many different scholarships available each quarter.  Scholarship amounts typically range from $500 - $3,000.  Students can apply for scholarships every quarter.

Student Awards

Awards for excellence in nursing, scholastic attainment, and leadership ability are made available to students whose performance and attitudes reflect well the ideals and purposes of the School. Selection of students is based on the recommendation of the faculty to the dean.

Lucile Lewis Award

This award is presented annually to a junior student who has demonstrated outstanding clinical and academic performance in nursing practice.

RNBS Award

This award is presented to the senior registered nurse student who has demonstrated exceptional competence in scholarship and in the clinical practice of nursing.

Dean's Award

The Dean's Award, established in 1971, is given to an outstanding student in each program on the basis of the student's demonstrated commitment to academic excellence and to the objectives of the School.

President's Award

The President's Award, established in 1960, is made annually in recognition of superior scholastic attainment and active participation in the student community, within the framework of Christian commitment. One recipient is selected from each school of the University.


Loma Linda University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Baccalaureate graduates are prepared for registration by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. The California State Board has approved all programs offered at the Loma Linda University School of Nursing. At the time of graduation, students become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become registered nurses. 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 registered nursing license in another state should check with the applicable licensing authority in that state

The BS, MS, and DNP Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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