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Nursing

 We prepare nurses to treat people, not just illnesses.

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Nursing Department

How SWAU Ranks


SWAU nursing graduates exhibit NCLEX pass rates above the national average, which open doors for successful careers in leading organizations. 

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Average class size

88%

NCLEX pass rate in 2021

100%

Job placement post-graduation 2021


Nursing Program Admission 

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News



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Dressed in their business professional clothes, the nursing administration smiles as they all match in white nursing coats
Dressed in their business professional clothes, the nursing administration smiles as they all match in white nursing coats
Dressed in their business professional clothes, the nursing administration smiles as they all match in white nursing coats
Dressed in their business professional clothes, the nursing administration smiles as they all match in white nursing coats





Certifications

Faculty members hold certificates in:

  • Certified Nurse Educator
  • CPR and ACLS instruction
  • Mental Health First Aid instruction
  • Nursing Practice Specialties
  • Faith Community Nursing

Memberships

Faculty are members of leading organizations such as:

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Nursing Honor Society
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • National League for Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Adventist Association of Faith Community
  • Nursing American Association of Critical Care
  • Nurses National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Projects

The Center for Wellness Integration led by nursing faculty oversees:

  • Full Plate Living and Reversing Diabetes, a grant-funded community research project, is led by departmental faculty with student involvement
  • Depression screening protocol: creation with implementation in a community

Research

Faculty doctoral research projects cover topics such as:

  • Creating evidence-based initiatives to improve population health outcomes
  • Lifestyle Nursing Initiative to promote whole-person health in undergraduate nursing education (Community Engagement Grant, Lifestyle Nursing Initiative, Nursing Student Outcomes)
  • Whole-person wellness course impact on health behaviors of university students (QEP research)
  • Depression screening and intervention in patients with neurological conditions

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