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| I went to Loma Linda for nursing. Was I the happiest while I was there? No, but I went there to get my degree and get a good job when I graduated and I have that now. It is a very Christian (Seventh Day Adventist) environment and sometimes I felt that they made us do a lot busy work that is not necessary. My job now is great in many ways, but the learning curve is very steep. In nursing school things can be very generalized. I can't really say how my nursing program compares to others as I haven't had any experience with other programs. I will say that I took out a lot of loans to go to this school and paying them back really sucks, but at least I make enough where I can pay back my loans and still have money for other things. The campus does not really have that "college" feel like other universities I have visited where it feels like your at this great summer camp for four years. There is a hospital there and other medical/health facilities. It is a place where many people go to actually work so it has kind of a subdued atmosphere, that and it is a conservative christian college. The campus is mostly just pretty ugly. They did do some renovations of the student caf which was much needed and they put up some new buildings so they are trying, but like i said before i wanted to get good steady job after I graduated and I do have that now so the school served it's purpose. Oh and they do pray pretty much with every class and every test you take. I liked that part. I read that another person thought it was a waste, but when your going through a very stressful program like nursing it can be comforting. |
| Starting Job: Registered Nurse, Preparedness: B-, Reputation: B- |
|Jan 29 2012|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| Do not go to this school. I wasted 2 years of my life and I had to do everything I can to remove this school's horrific experience through other school training and get a good job. This school does not care about you. They will promise a lot of things and then they don't care. They are extremely backwards. In fact, there are still faculty who use a typewriter and not a computer. Using standard search engines such as Google Scholar or Pubmed is unheard off and all they care about is praying. There is a limit to that. They have crossed the line into being hypocrites. Do not go there if you do not belong to their religion. |
|Oct 11 2011|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
For the most part, so far so good. I'll give a more detailed review after I graduate. But I can tell you about the general University. |
Loma Linda University and Loma Linda Medical Center is a Seventh Day Adventist organization. It's mission is to provide medical care and train health care professionals. Students here have the opportunity to learn in the hospital and other health centers in the area.
Student housing wise, there are dorms and apartments. I think most people live off campus though.
There isn't much in the city, but it's close to bigger cities.
You will find that it's somewhat religious here. Food is vegetarian in the hospital caf. If you live on campus, some TV channels are blocked. And the post office closes on Sat, but opens on Sun. You will most likely be required to take a religion course and attend church once a week. There are opportunities for church related activities such as bible study and field trips.Overall, most people are focused on school and not much else.
|Nov 15 2010|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2012 |