Nursing (Nurse Educator: Adult and Gerontology)

Loma Linda University

24 months
27504 USD/year
27504 USD/year
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The Nurse Educator option of the Graduate Nursing program at Loma Linda University is offered to prepare students for faculty positions in nursing education. It assumes that students have selected a clinical focus for which they will pursue further knowledge and experience in their graduate study along with preparation for teaching. 


The Nurse Educator option leads to a masters of science degree accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The 54 units of course work build on the content of the baccalaureate degree and has a strong emphasis in advanced nursing theories, physiology, cultural and behavioral concepts, research, nursing issues and role development. The teaching-learning strand within the curriculum is on the development of advanced intellectual, clinical, leadership, and investigative skills.

Students may be admitted any term during the year, part-time study is available, and courses are offered to accommodate working nurses. The student will be encouraged to obtain certification in their clinical area as part of the evidence of clinical expertise for the faculty role.

Possible Careers: Clinical or classroom teaching in nursing education at colleges/universities


The University is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The MS and DNP Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Foundations for Evidence-based Practice
  • Health Systems Policy Development and Advocacy
  • Intermediate Statistics for Translational Nursing Research
  • Translational Research for Advanced Practice
  • Bioethics and Society
  • Ethical Issues in Public Health
  • Christian Social Ethics
  • Bioethics and the Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0, both cumulative and in nursing courses
  • Current RN license
  • Application with personal essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official transcripts for all college credits
  • Interview by faculty members in the School of Nursing
  • One year of RN experience is required prior to entering clinical courses
  • Nursing experience is preferred in the area of desired clinical option
  • Each applicant's clinical experience will be individually evaluated.
  • Health Science Reasoning Test
  • Essay on future nursing role

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    27504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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