1. Admissions Requirements
A. Apply Online to Southwestern and the Nursing Program at www.swau.edu.
B. Obtain three Professional Reference Letters. Please print Personal Reference Forms or use copies provided by the Nursing Department.
Send completed forms to: Admissions Office, Southwestern Adventist University, 100 W. Hillcrest St., Keene, TX 76059.
C. Official transcripts from all schools attended, send to: Admissions Office, Southwestern Adventist University, 100 W. Hillcrest St., Keene TX 76059
D. Successfully complete at least 49 semester credit hours of Nursing pre-requisites, Nursing cognate, and General Education requirements.
E. Successfully complete the TEAS Nursing Admission Exam with score of proficient level or higher. Register for the TEAS exam at www.atitesting.com and select Southwestern Adventist University. Call 817-202-6658 for testing dates if not listed.
Admission to Southwestern’s BS Nursing Program is limited, with a new group admitted each Spring semester. To be considered for admission an applicant must successfully complete all requirements and submit all required documents and forms. The most qualified applicants are given first consideration.
The factors considered are:
- All Pre-Nursing courses completed
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Science GPA
- English Comp GPA
- TEAS Nursing Admission Assessment Exam scores
- Professional reference letters
August 15, 2017
- Transcripts from all schools attended
- Three professional reference letters
- TEAS exam
August 30, 2017
- Notification of Admissions status
October 20, 2017
- $500 Nursing Deposit submitted to the Admissions Office
November 6, 2017
- Registration open for spring classes
November 17, 2017
- Be at registration Step 6
- Set up CastleBranch document account and upload all required documents ($25 fee)
- Physician’s report of physical exam
- Current immunizations (MMR, HepB, Varicella, TB, Tdap, Influenza)
- CPR Card (American Heart Association – Basic Life Support)
- Complete fingerprinting process through CastleBranch ($48 fee)
January 4, 2018
- Nursing orientation:
All newly admitted nursing students are required to attend nursing orientation prior to the beginning of the spring semester. Failure to attend will forfeit admission to the program.
Uniforms: A designated provider will be on hand to take orders for uniforms and other supplies during orientation.
January 8, 2018
- Classes begin
- During the first semester of the Nursing program an additional background check ($40) and drug screen ($39) will be required.