The School of Nursing offers both a Master of Science in Nursing program and two post-master's certificate programs (family nurse practitioner and clinical nurse leader). Whether an individual with a desire to be a registered nurse who has a bachelor's degree in another field or a registered nurse with a nursing diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree or a master's degree, there is an entry point into graduate nursing designed for you. Graduates are prepared to assume professional leadership roles that encompass educational, consultative, and managerial functions and also prepared to design and establish delivery services in response to current health care policy changes. Objectives »
The MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), and endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Certification Corporation (AHNCC). The AHNCC endorsement permits graduates to sit for the Holistic Nurse Certification (HNC) examination.
1 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.
2 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, computerdriven human simulation mannequin blinks, speaks and breathes, as well as mirrors accurate human reactions to procedures such as CPR, ventilation, catheterization and intubation.