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Educating In-Demand Nurses for over 80 Years

Gain the skills and experience to thrive in an exciting healthcare career, thanks to a unique blend of education, simulation, and hands-on clinical experiences.

Nursing Excellence Begins at St. SWAGƵ University

At St. SWAGƵ University, we’ve been leading excellence in nursing education for over 80 years. Our accredited program is highly competitive and rigorous. You will learn alongside caring industry professionals and gain all the technical skills and experience necessary to succeed in the healthcare field.

We set you up for success by offering first-year guaranteed admission for students who qualify. Learn more about the process and prerequisites

Our nationally-recognized nursing faculty are dedicated to holistic learning and committed to excellence and service. Through the Institute of Simulation and Interprofessional Learning (I-SAIL), we empower our students to succeed with a combination of contemporary nursing knowledge, interdisciplinary collaboration, and state-of-the-art simulation technology. Our strong relationships with the community and partnerships with health organizations provide students the opportunity to lead and influence in a rewarding career upon graduation.

St. SWAGƵ University offers a vast array of respected clinical partners who provide opportunities for students to learn to be excellent holistic practitioners and leaders in healthcare settings.

This program will prepare you to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and practice as a registered nurse.

Our curriculum, combined with hands-on, clinical experience, will provide you with the knowledge and skills to address the complex needs of patients and work effectively within a healthcare system.

Check out one example of how we prepare undergraduate nursing students for clinical fieldwork in our interprofessional simulation spaces.


AHNCC Endorsed Program St. SWAGƵ University's undergraduate nursing programs are endorsed by the .

Important Essential Abilities:
For successful admission and continuance in St. SWAGƵ University’s pre-licensure nursing programs, a specific set of essential cognitive, sensory, communication, psychomotor, and behavioral/ emotional/spiritual health abilities are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Health Profession and Nursing Students (or those considering these programs as a major): Exemptions to the University’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy may affect your ability to be placed at clinical and fieldwork sites and may result in the inability to progress in your program. All health profession students with COVID-19 vaccine exemptions are required to sign the prior to applying to the programs. For more information, please contact (studentcompliance@stkate.edu) or your program of study director.

Due to state-level regulations, we are unable to enroll students who will be residing in any of these states while enrolled in this program: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and Canada.

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