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 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; www.bon.state.tx.us) and is accredited with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street, NW., Suite 750, Washington, DC 2001; 202-887-6791; www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

News & Events

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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

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Compassionate Service

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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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2016 Nursing Grads in the Workforce

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Programs

Nursing (B.S.) Program

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 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; www.bon.state.tx.us) and is accredited with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street, NW., Suite 750, Washington, DC 2001; 202-887-6791; www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

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

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 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; www.bon.state.tx.us) and is accredited with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street, NW., Suite 750, Washington, DC 2001; 202-887-6791; www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

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

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 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; www.bon.state.tx.us) and is accredited with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street, NW., Suite 750, Washington, DC 2001; 202-887-6791; www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE).

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 many 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 specialty areas.  Many others enter 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

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

>1 million

nursing job openings expected
between 2012 and 2022​

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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Lolita Valdez, MN

Nursing Department
Assistant Professor
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Lakicia Foster, MPH

Nursing Department
Assistant 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
Email:

Joyce Melius, RN

Nursing Department
Assistant Professor
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