Southwestern's nursing program will prepare you to become a leader in health care. Small class sizes with dedicated professors mean personalized mentoring as you develop wholistic thinking, comprehensive patient assessment skills, and clinical judgment. Our nursing students have a NCLEX pass rate above the national average. You will enter the profession prepared to engage with co-workers and embrace change, optimizing patient outcomes by addressing not just the physical but all aspects of health.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Southwestern Adventist University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The nursing program is fully approved by the Board of Nursing for the State of Texas, 333 Guadalupe #3 - 460, Austin, TX 87801, 512-305-7400.

News & Events

Nursing Transfer Day

Nurses Dedication

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Larry R. Moore Nursing and Administration Building Positively Impacts Students

Southwestern Adventist University Students Impact Lives On Mission Trips

Southwestern Adventist University to Host Keene Chamber Business Expo

Brenda Brightman Joins Southwestern Adventist University Through Influence of Youtube

Southwestern Adventist University Ranks in Nursing School Almanac

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New Grant from Ardmore Institute of Health

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SWAU Celebrates Grand Opening New Nursing Building

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SWAU Hosts Free Health Expo

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Three Generations of Care at Southwestern

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Topping Out Ceremony

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SWAU MOVES UP IN U.S. NEWS BEST COLLEGES RANKINGS

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SOUTHWESTERN HOSTS WELLNESS CHALLENGE

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NURSING DEPT RECEIVES GRANT FROM ARDMORE INSTITUTE

Your Future

Careers

A degree in nursing opens the door to one of the fastest growing and most-in-demand career fields.  Research supports the increase in quality outcomes when nurses have a bachelor's degree (BSN) and many hospitals are hiring with a goal of all BSN nurses.  Many of Southwestern’s graduates work in specialty areas, leadership and management positions, nursing education, or specialty areas. Many others have completed graduate programs and become nurse practitioners, midwives, or nurse anesthetists. BSN graduates have greater opportunities for career advancement and expanded access to over 100 specialty nursing roles.

Sample Job Titles

  • Staff Nurse
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nurse Educator
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Flight Nurse
  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Case Manager
  • Nursing Director
  • Operating Room Nurse

>1 million

RN job openings nationwide
expected by 2024

Faculty Profiles

Kerrie Kimbrow, DNP, MS

Nursing Department
Associate Professor/Department Chair
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Ron Mitchell, PhD, MS

Nursing Department
Professor
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Jean Alway, MSN, CNE

Nursing Department
Associate Professor
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Fay Foreman, MSN

Nursing Department
Assistant Professor
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Terri Gibson, DNP, MSN

Nursing Department
Associate Professor
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Lakicia Foster, MPH

Nursing Department
Assistant Professor
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Rima Seaman, Ed.D, MSN, RN

Nursing Department
Associate Professor
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Marcia Azevedo, MSN

Nursing Department
Assistant Professor
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Candy Harvey, MBA

Nursing Department
Office Manager/Clinical Coordinator
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Joyce Melius, RN

Nursing Department
Assistant Professor
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