Nursing

First, the prognosis: the demand for skilled, well-trained nurses is expected to increase at a nearly 20% level through 2022. Plus nurses continue to be the largest single component of hospital staff as the primary providers of patient care. But beyond the numbers, our unique Jesuit philosophy of caring for the whole person not only develops your intellect but also your sense of empathy—a quality that goes beyond a resumé.

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Programs in the nation endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation. Study with expert nursing faculty with specialties ranging from epidemiology and natural health to gerontology and occupational health.

STAND OUT THAT'S THE XAVIER DIFFERENCE

real-world learning
REAL WORLD LEARNING

At Xavier, you work with local nurses and doctors, volunteer for medical mission trips and advocate for the people in our community. It makes you a better nurse and it makes your resume look good, too.

Holistic Approach
Holistic Approach

A patient is more than a medical diagnosis. During your four years here, you'll learn a holistic approach to nursing that's focused on a patient's overall health and wellness.

Hispanic Focus
Hispanic Focus

The Hispanic population is the fastest-growing group in the country, and the need for nurses who speak Spanish and understand their needs is unmatched. Gain a competitive edge in our exclusive program that specializes in medical care for Hispanic peoples.

Welcome to the Family

Four Years That Will Change Your Life.

After Graduation

You'll be ready to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and the Holistic Certification Examination.
Graduates of the program go on to work at


  • Hospitals
  • Insurance companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Armed forces
  • Local federal health agencies
  • State health agencies
  • Local health agencies

Nursing Entry Points

We offer several entry points to help you find the right program:

Undergraduate Program

First, the prognosis: the demand for skilled, well-trained nurses is expected to increase at a nearly 20% level through 2022. Plus nurses continue to be the largest single component of hospital staff as the primary providers of patient care. But beyond the numbers, our unique Jesuit philosophy of caring for the whole person not only develops your intellect but also your sense of empathy—a quality that goes beyond a resumé.

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MSN Entry Points for RN's

On-site tracks: Administration, Clinical Nurse Leader, Education, Family Nurse Practitioner, General Studies, Health Care Law, Informatics. Video conference opportunities are available at partner sites in Ohio and for VA Hospital employees in Lexington, Kentucky.

Online: RN to MSN bridge courses and the Forensics track.

Non-nurses with a Bachelor's Degree

MSN: Direct Entry as Second Degree - MIDAS Program - This is a 20-month full-time pre-licensure MSN program offered onsite at the main campus.

Accelerated BSN - Connect with your true calling in as little as 16 months.

Doctorate in Nursing Practice

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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Post-master's Certificate Options for RN's with MSN

Offered at main campus and video-conferencing at partner sites for:

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