Learning to Care

Students learn to nurture people as well as learn critical skills. The department's new Simulation Center helps students learn to apply what they learn in the classroom.

Learning from Professionals

Students have daily contact with nursing professionals who observe, correct and help tomorrow's nurses be their very best.

Junior Class Nursing Dedication

Junior class nursing students were dedicated on Saturday, Feb. 7. Watch the video produced by nursing students.

Watch here.


Admission Requirements

1.      Meet all admission requirements for enrollment at Southwestern Adventist University

2.      Complete all steps in the Nursing Application and Admission Process

3.      Successfully complete Nursing Pre-requisite and Nursing Cognate courses:**  (34 credits)

  • BIOL 101, 102*
    Anatomy and Physiology I and II (8 semester credits with lab)
  • BIOL 220*
    Microbiology (4 semester credits with lab)
  • CHEM 105*
    Survey of Chemistry (4 semester credits with lab) Equivalent: Chemistry 1406
  • ENGL 121
    Freshman Composition (3 semester credits) Equivalent: Composition I
  • KINT 216*
    Nutrition (2 semester credits)
  • MATH 110
    College Algebra (3 semester credits)
  • NURS 112 Medical Terminology (1 semester credit)
  • PSYC 212*
    General Psychology (3 semester credits)
  • PSYC 220*
    Human Growth and Development (3 semester credits)
  • SOCI 111*
    Introduction to Sociology (3 semester credits)

* Completed within 7 years of admission to the nursing program

** Completed with a B average

4.      Successfully complete at least 16 semester credits of the following General Education courses

  • CSIS 102
    Computer Literacy and Applications (3 semester credits)
  • ENGL 220
    Research Writing (3 semester credits) Equivalent: Composition II
  • ENGL
    Literature Elective (3 semester credits)
  • HIST
    History Elective (3 semester credits)
  • HIST
    Non-American History Elective (3 semester credits)
  • KINA

Physical Education Elective (1 semester credit)

5.      Complete all Health Records:

  • Physician’s Report of Physical Examination
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis immunization) within the past 10 years
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) 2 dose vaccine or positive titer
  • Varicella (chicken pox) 2 dose vaccine or positive titer
  • Hepatitis B 3 dose immunization or positive titer
  • MCV (Meningitis vaccine) all applicants age 30 or younger
  • Influenza vaccine for the current year
  • PPD (TB skin test) for the current year or Chest X-ray within the past three years
  • CPR for the Health Care Provider Certification from the American Heart Association