The mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare students to become competent nursing professionals who integrate Christian caring into their nursing practice.

What will I study?

The Nursing program is built on a Christian philosophy which integrates theological studies with professional nursing knowledge and skills. With a foundation in the sciences and clinical experience, the nursing student can earn his/her Bachelor of Science in Nursing which is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Degree Requirements

Admissions Requirements

Admission into Biola University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program guarantees admission into pre-clinical nursing major. There is a separate application for the clinical nursing program that must be completed after finishing the second year of pre-clinical nursing. Admission into the pre-clinical section major of the BSN program does not guarantee admission into the clinical nursing program of the BSN program. Please visit the Clinical Nursing Admissions Requirements page for information on clinical nursing requirements.

First-Time College Student Considerations

For Admission to pre-clinical nursing, a separate application is not required. For guaranteed admission into the pre-clinical nursing major for first-time college students the following is required:

  • Must meet Biola's general spiritual and social admissions requirements
  • Must have a cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.5
  • Must have a SAT with 500 on both the Math & Critical Reading sections of the exam or an ACT Math and Composite section score of 21
  • There must be space available in the program

Students who do not meet the guaranteed admissions requirements for first-time college students will still be considered for the pre-clinical program on a case by case basis, and are still encouraged to apply.

Transfer Student Considerations

For prospective transfer students a separate application is not required. For guaranteed admissions into the pre-clinical nursing major for prospective transfer students the following is required:

  • If you have less than 15 semester credits see first-time college student requirements
  • If you have 15-24semester credits high school GPA and/or test scores will be taken into consideration
  • Must meet Biola's general spiritual and social admissions requirements
  • Must have a cumulative college GPA of 3.2 without having repeated science course
  • No more than one "C" in any science pre-requisite that may have been taken
  • Science pre-requisites are not required to apply to pre-clinical nursing
  • There must be space available in the program

Go Deeper

For more information, check out this department's website:

Nursing Department Website

Interesting classes I might take

  • Nursing Assessment of the Patient
  • Intro to Women's Health
  • Leadership/Management in Nursing

Why choose Nursing at Biola?

The nursing program at Biola University offers the unique advantage of having grown out of the School of Missionary Medicine. In keeping with this strong heritage, students are taught to view nursing as a ministry wherever they choose to serve. Emphasis on missions and ministry opportunities continue as students spend time at nurse-run clinics for the homeless and in Mexico.

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