The mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare students to become competent nursing professionals who integrate Christian caring into their nursing practice.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
For more information, check out this department's website:
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.