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 and comprehensive patient assessment skills as part of integrative learning. Our nursing students have a 97% NCLEX pass rate, which is above average for the industry. 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 factors.

 

News & Events

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NURSING DEPT RECEIVES GRANT FROM ARDMORE INSTITUTE OF HEALTH

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Nursing Dept Continues Tradition of Mission Trip

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SOUTHWESTERN, KEENE CHAMBER HOST HEALTH & JOB FAIR

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Raising the Roof, and our Test Scores

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2016 Nursing Grads in the Workforce

Programs

Nursing (B.S.)

The purpose of the Nursing Department at Southwestern Adventist University is to prepare competent generalists in the profession of nursing with a Christian perspective of liberal arts, applied theology and natural, behavioral, and nursing sciences. It seeks to provide a Christian environment, which facilitates growth of the student as a whole person, as a contributing member of society, and as a member of the nursing profession.

Nursing (B.S.) (R.N. to B.S. degree)

The purpose of the Nursing Department at Southwestern Adventist University is to prepare competent generalists in the profession of nursing with a Christian perspective of liberal arts, applied theology and natural, behavioral, and nursing sciences. It seeks to provide a Christian environment, which facilitates growth of the student as a whole person, as a contributing member of society, and as a member of the nursing profession.

Nursing (B.S.) (L.V.N. to B.S.)

The purpose of the Nursing Department at Southwestern Adventist University is to prepare competent generalists in the profession of nursing with a Christian perspective of liberal arts, applied theology and natural, behavioral, and nursing sciences. It seeks to provide a Christian environment, which facilitates growth of the student as a whole person, as a contributing member of society, and as a member of the nursing profession.

Your Future

Careers

A degree in nursing opens the door to one of the fastest growing and most-in-demand career fields.  Research shows the value of nurses with bachelor’s degrees (BSN), and magnet hospitals are hiring with a goal of having all BSN nurses.  Many of Southwestern’s graduates are in leadership and management positions, nursing education, or writing for publication.  Many others enter graduate programs and become nurse practitioners, midwives, or nurse anesthetists.

Sample Job Titles

  • Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Researcher
  • Administrator
  • Educator
  • Therapist
  • Consultant

26%

expected increase in the need for registered nurses between 2010 and 2020

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Faculty Profiles

Kerrie Kimbrow, DNP

Nursing Department
Associate Professor/Department Chair
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Ron Mitchell, PhD

Nursing Department
Professor
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Jean Alway, MS

Nursing Department
Associate Professor
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Fay Foreman, MSN

Nursing Department
Assistant Professor
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Terri Gibson, DNPc, MSN

Nursing Department
Associate Professor
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Lolita Valdez, MA

Nursing Department
Assistant Professor
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Lakicia Foster, MSN

Nursing Department
Assistant Professor
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Marcia Azevedo, MSN

Nursing Department
Assistant Professor
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