Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in nursing is a community-based, holistic program focused on a health and wellness model that educates future nurses in the skills of communication, coordination and cooperation with other health care professionals. After four years of study, students are qualified to sit for the registered nurse licensure examination following their successful completion of the program as well as the holistic nurse certification examination.
1 Hispanic Focus
The Hispanic Focus is a unique elective course of study within the four-year bachelor degree program in nursing. This guided focus is a selection of interdisciplinary courses and selected nursing assignments intended to enhance the student’s understanding of, and nursing practice with, Hispanic peoples.
2 Student Nurse Internship
The internship is designed to provide students with additional socialization into the nursing profession and clinical nursing practice in one of the following areas: medical-surgical nursing, psychiatric care, emergency care, critical care, obstetrics, and perioperative care.
3 Holistic Curriculum and Accreditation
The holistic curriculum offers an integrative approach and addresses the biopsychosocial spiritual aspect of life in every course and clinical experience. A focus on acute psychological conditions is provided during the senior year at various mental health care settings to gain hands-on experience and enhance student skills.
4 Simulation Lab
Xavier’s new, state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratories
supplement students' clinical experiences by providing futuristic simulated learning environments. Using human patient simulators, students have the opportunity to participate in simulated challenging, real-life scenarios.