Loma Linda University vs. Pacific Union College

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by seestrada1 seestrada1 (New) New

Hello All,

I am currently looking at adventists universities for nursing school. The two that I am interested in are Loma Linda University and Pacific Union College. If any of you have gone there, would you please let me know a little bit about the program and student life. Any additional helpful information would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!:)

bsnwnab

bsnwnab

210 Posts

Of course LLU!! It's THE one and only, best adventist university for health education.

thiskid

thiskid

1 Post

Hello All,

I am currently looking at adventists universities for nursing school. The two that I am interested in are Loma Linda University and Pacific Union College. If any of you have gone there, would you please let me know a little bit about the program and student life. Any additional helpful information would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!:)

Loma Linda University does not have a traditional nursing program. Loma Linda focuses on graduate programs such as their MA and PhD programs in nursing. They do, however, have a program for if you already have a BA in nursing to get a BS and also a program to finish up your BS in nursing if you've already taken a lot of courses at another accredited college.

So if those are the only two schools you are interested in, you should go to Pacific Union College and take your requisite courses to be accepted into Loma Linda's nursing program.

Both schools have excellent nursing programs, I might add.

lrobinson5

691 Posts

the above post might be a little confusing. loma linda does have a bsn program for those without a previous degree/rn license. the only catch is that they do not offer any prerequisite courses at llu, so you have to have them completed when you apply, because you cannot earn a degree until they are completed. i don't know about pacific union college, but if it is anything like loma linda then it is a pretty solid program. i am going to a community college in the area and have done a clinical rotation at llumc children's hospital and it was awesome.

i just could never afford to go there! good luck :)

edit: i totally missed this in the previous post: "...

[there's] also a program to finish up your bs in nursing if you've already taken a lot of courses at another accredited college."

that is what i was referring to, i just didn't get that the first time i read the post. sorry about that!

DarkBluePhoenix

DarkBluePhoenix

Specializes in Med-Surg/DOU/Ortho/Onc/Rehab/ER/. Has 3+ years experience. 1,867 Posts

Be careful because you will be paying a lot of $$ to get private education with no job in hand if you graduate.

SoCalCrystal

SoCalCrystal, CNA

Has 1 years experience. 137 Posts

I have a friend who is in LLU and at the end of it all I believe it will be $60k all in. It's a lot of money but she absolutely loves the program. I have heard they treat their employees well at Loma Linda so it is a great place to do clinicals. According to my friend the program is intense, but what program isn't. If you on dead set on an Adventist school I would go with it as long as you can afford it, otherwise look at JCs. Remember at the end of the day we all take the same exam for the same license.

morningdew

morningdew

183 Posts

I really interested in attending LLU as well but for my master's degree once I graduate this spring. My ideal situation would be to work full-time at LLUMC and attend grad school part time.