Admissions Requirements for the Nursing Program

There is a multi-step process to be accepted into the Nursing Program at Swedish Institute:

Step 1: Meet with an Admissions Representative

Step 2:  Pass the NLN PAX exam with a score of 116 or above

Step 3:  Complete the following items to be considered for an interview with the Dean of Nursing

  1. Submit an application fee of $50.00
  2. Submit all transcripts* (official or unofficial) from all attended schools including:
    1. High School/GED
    2. Undergraduate – University/College
    3. Graduate
  3. References** (2)
  4. Essay**
  5. Plan for Success**
  6. Transfer Credit Request Form (if applicable)
  7. Copy of Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) license (if applicable)

Step 4:  Interview with the Dean of Nursing

At this interview, the Dean of Nursing will use a rubric to determine your standing. The rubric includes points for:

  1. NLN PAX Score
  2. Biographical Essay/Interview
  3. Academic History

*Unofficial transcripts can be submitted prior to the interview with the Dean of Nursing. However, official transcripts are preferred. Official transcripts are required within 60 days of the first term start date per the college Catalog.

**Your Admissions Representative will provide you with more detail during your Admissions meeting.