Post-Master's Admission for Certificate Programs


Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

Applicants requirements are the same as those for the MSN for Registered Nurses programs except as noted on the MSN Admission page. Go to MSN Application Requirements


Clinical Nurse Leader Post-Master's Certificate

Applicants to the program must be licensed registered nurses in the United States with a previous master's degree in nursing and licensed in the state in which they will participate in clinical experiences.

Application Requirements and Materials

  • MSN Application (Apply online) including current registered nurse license number 
  • Official transcript of MSN completed coursework from an accredited institution of higher learning

Applications are evaluated individually. Should an applicant have credit for a prior course, such as advanced pharmacology or advanced health assessment, they may receive credit for those courses. However, if they do not have leadership or informatics within their prior curriculum, they will be asked to complete those courses.

Additional application instructions including where to send materials that are not submitted electronically are provided at the time of online application.

Questions related to the online application may be directed to:

Betty Rosenacker
Administrative Assistant
Xavier University School of Nursing
mcdonald@xavier.edu 
(513) 745-3134