Master of Science in Nursing

Xavier's graduate nursing program is for nurses who not only want to serve—they want to lead. Graduates are prepared as holistic healers and leaders in the delivery of health care with an educational foundation grounded in Jesuit ethics and value. Be the best provider of nursing care today and a health care leader forever.

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best master's program in the US by US News & World Report for 2016.

The MSN Program

What's your entry point?

The Master of Science in Nursing program is open to nurses with bachelor's or associate degrees or diplomas at an entry point customized to your particular level of preparation. RN with BSN, RN with BA/BS (Educational Mobility Option), or RN with ADN/Nursing Diploma (RN to MSN).

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Non-Nurses Program

Even if you are not a Registered Nurse and don't have a nursing degree, you can earn your Masters' in Nursing, no matter what kind of bachelor's degree you have. The MSN: Direct Entry as Second Degree—MIDAS Program is a 20-month full-time pre-licensure MSN program offered on site.

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Specialize in what interests you

Choose from seven concentration areas as your nursing specialty. These include administration, clinical nurse leader, education, forensics, healthcare law, informatics or school health nursing. Or you may customize your course of study to suit your particular interests.

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Our Reputation

Xavier nursing graduates practice nursing throughout the Greater Cincinnati region and across the country. Our graduates are well-respected in the health care community as knowledgeable, professional and ethical and prepared to excel in meeting current and future challenges in health care delivery.


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