Xavier University Nursing School Review


Xavier University (XU) was founded in 1831 as Jesuit-Catholic college. To date, it has three colleges, in general, and is known to be one of the few Jesuit universities in the country.

Xavier University – Nursing

This program began in 1995 and is now accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Undergraduate Nursing

To apply to undergraduate nursing programs at Xavier University, students will need to complete high school chemistry first. They will also need to submit all of their official high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70. To stay in the program, students will need to maintain this same GPA, as well.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

This holistic, community-based program educates its students in communication, cooperation and coordination with various other healthcare experts. This program takes four years to complete.

Graduates will be allowed to take the holistic nurse certification examination.

BSN – MSN Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Honors Program

This program allows graduating senior students to finish their master’s degree with a CNL track in just one year. To apply, students will need to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20.

Graduate Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for Registered Nurses

This would be the entry program that students need to take to become registered nurses in the end.

Educational Mobility Option

Students can take this option to enter the MSN program if they already have a bachelor’s degree in another field.

RN to MSN

This program exists for RNs who already have experience in the nursing field but do not have a bachelor’s degree yet. Through this program, they can get an MSN faster.

However, to apply, students will need to have at least two years of full-time RN work experience, and a great academic record. This program takes 18 semester hours to complete.

Graduates will be allowed to move into graduate programs if they complete this program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Dual Degree Program – MSN/MBA

To apply, students will need to have a registered nurse license, an official college transcript and a minimum grade of C in an undergraduate statistics course. They will also have to submit a statement of goals or a portfolio, and three references.

Dual Degree Program – MSN/MEd

This program takes 54 credit hours to complete and prepares students to teach and administer in various educational settings.

To apply, students will need to have a registered nurse license, an official college transcript and a minimum grade of C in an undergraduate statistics course. They will also have to submit a statement of goals or a portfolio, and three references.

Dual Degree Program – MSN/MSCJ

This program takes 46 credit hours to complete.

To apply, students will need to have a registered nurse license, an official college transcript and a minimum grade of C in an undergraduate statistics course. They will also have to submit a statement of goals or a portfolio, and three references.

Graduates will get two different degrees upon completion of this program: the MSN and the Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

Clinical Nurse Leader Concentration

This concentration will prepare nurses to become advanced generalists that can provide nursing care at the actual point of care. This concentration takes 43 credit hours to complete and can be taken part-time or full-time.

To apply, students need to have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of full-time experience in nursing.

Post Master’s Certificate Programs

MSN Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)

This certificate program is open to licensed RNs who already have an MSN. It usually takes 4 semesters and 21 credit hours to complete on a part-time basis.

Graduates will be able to take the certificate exam to become CNLs.

 Contact:
Xavier University
3800 Victory Parkway,
Cincinnati, OH 45207

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