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Nursing and Health Occupations Programs

Nursing is a profession that provides care and treatment of human responses to actual or potential health problems.

The nurse assists the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that the individual would perform unaided if possessing the necessary strength, will, or knowledge.

The nurse practices in many settings including hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, extended care facilities, and homes in the community.

Southwestern College Nursing Programs

Southwestern College Nursing Program Mission Statement

Southwestern Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program serves a diverse community of students and provides educational preparation for the graduate in the role of a Registered Nurse and as a professional member of the healthcare community.

The Nursing Program provides educational opportunities that enable our students to progress from a novice level of expertise to a graduate level of expertise in nursing skills, clinical reasoning, and theoretical preparation. The program promotes personal enrichment, community service and transfer for advanced nursing educational opportunities.

The Nursing Program promotes student learning and success by committing to a continuous improvement plan which includes assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The program celebrates successes as our students progress in the program, in their advanced degrees and as key members of the Nursing profession.

Please note: If a student fails out of ANY nursing program for unsafe clinical practice or a violation of professional, legal, or unethical conduct, that student may be ineligible for admission to Southwestern College Nursing program.

Please contact the Nursing Programs Office at (619) 482-6352 should you need any additional information. Driving directions are available here.

Effective, Monday, August 27, 2012
Office hours will be as follows:

7:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. Closed for lunch
1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.