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 93% 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.
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 Anesthetist
- Nurse Practitioner
expected increase in the need for registered nurses between 2010 and 2020