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Application Requirements

  1. Apply Online to Southwestern and the Nursing Program at www.swau.edu.
  2. Obtain three Professional Reference Letters.  Print three Personal Reference Forms or use copies provided by the Nursing Department.  Send completed forms to:  Admissions Office, Southwestern Adventist University, 100 W. Hillcrest, Keene, TX 76059.  
  3. Official transcripts of all schools attended must be sent to:  Admissions Office, Southwestern Adventist University, 100 W. Hillcrest, Keene, TX 76059
  4. Successfully complete at least 49 semester credit hours of Nursing Pre-requisite, Nursing cognate, and General Education requirements.  See next page or look at the degree plan.
  5. Successfully complete the TEAS Nursing Admission Exam. Call 817-202-6658 for testing appointment.
  6. Send copies of Health Records to the Nursing Department
    • Physician’s Report of Physical Examination
    • Current immunization or positive titer for: Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis), MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, MCV (meningitis, if under age 30), Influenza (yearly Flu shot)
    • TB Test:  yearly PPD or Chest X-Ray every 3 years
    • Current CPR for the Healthcare Provider by the American Heart Association
  7. Complete an interview with a nursing advisor.
  8. Deadline for completion of all items listed above is August 15.