Graduate Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a number of options for advanced nursing preparation:

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The School also offers the Master of Science in Nursing for registered nurses (MSN and RN to MSN) and for individuals with a bachelors degree in another field who wish to become registered nurses (MSN MIDAS program). Most registered nurses may start any semester and take courses part-time in the late afternoons and evenings, MSN MIDAS students start in fall semester (late August) and take  daytime lecture and clinical courses full-time and complete the program in 20 months.

Admission to the MSN program is open to:
1) Associate degree or diploma prepared registered nurses through the RN to MSN program;
2) Registered nurses with a BSN and associate degree or diploma prepared nurses with a BA/BS (educational mobility option); and
3) Individuals with a desire to be a registered nurse who have a bachelor's degree in another field (MSN MIDAS program).

The MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN).

Also offered are post-master's certificate options open to qualified individuals with a Master of Science in Nursing. Students may choose the clinical nurse leader or family nurse practitioner option for study.

Reasons to Choose Xavier

Outstanding Faculty

Faculty members are outstanding practitioners with years of experience in nursing and education. Their doctoral areas of study include nursing, epidemiology, natural health and psychology. Several also hold specialized certificates in community health, gerontology and occupational health as well as certificates of authority in the state of Ohio.

Simulated Study

Xavier's new, state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratory supplements the nursing student?s clinical experiences by providing a futuristic simulated learning environment. Using a human patient simulator, students have the opportunity to participate in Simulated Study challenging, real-life scenarios. Xavier's life-sized, computer driven human simulation mannequin blinks, speaks and breathes, as well as mirrors accurate human reactions to procedures such as CPR, ventilation, catheterization and intubation.