Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2012 PDF

Student Selection

Admission to the Southwestern BS Nursing Program is granted after completion of the Application Process and on a space available basis.  Due to the high number of applicants, not all who meet the admission criteria can be accepted. Students are selected from the applicant pool based on the following process:

  1. Applicants who have taken all their academic courses at SWAU
  2. Seventh-Day Adventist Applicants who meet the admission criteria
  3. Second degree applicants
  4. Remaining applicants by GPA and HESI Admission Exam scores

After receipt of the letter of admission to the Nursing Program, applicants must complete additional requirements to confirm and retain their place in the class.

  1. Send to the Nursing Admissions Office within 30 days of the admission letter date:
    1. $100 Nursing Deposit to reserve a place in the January class
    2. $39 Drug Testing fee. Testing will take place on an unannounced date at the beginning of the semester.
    3. Online Background Check password. Instructions will be provided with the letter of admission.
  2. Orientation:  All newly admitted nursing students are required to attend the nursing orientation prior to the beginning of the spring semester. Failure to attend will forfeit admission to the program.
  3. Uniforms are to be purchased from the designated provider.  Information will be provided during orientation regarding fitting and ordering.


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