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. 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.

 

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

Sallieann Hoffer, PhD

Nursing
Associate Professor/Department Chair
(817) 202-6670

Ron Mitchell, PhD

Nursing
Professor
(817) 202-6230

Jean Alway, MS

Nursing
Associate Professor
(817) 202-6504

Krystle Bekalo, MSN

Nursing
Assistant Professor
(817) 202-6657

Terri Gibson, DNPc, MSN

Nursing
Associate Professor
(817) 202-6248

Kerrie Kimbrow, MS

Nursing
Assistant Professor
(817) 202-6736

Lolita Valdez, MA

Nursing
Assistant Professor
(817) 202-6506

Pat Cruz, MA

Nursing
Secretary/Admissions Coordinator
(817) 202-6658

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