About Nursing at Xavier
The School of Nursing at Xavier University has as its goal the preparation of professional nurses educated to meet the health care needs of diverse populations in an ever-changing highly technical health care environment.
Graduates of Xavier nursing are prepared to practice nursing today and be leaders of tomorrow. The philosophy of the department has always been to prepare nurses to be holistic leaders in healthcare delivery with an educational foundation grounded in Jesuit values.
Xavier University's School of Nursing is proud of the innovative programs developed over the years that creatively address changes in the current health care arena.
In 1995, Xavier admitted the first group of students to a newly designed Bachelor of Science in nursing program. This community-based program is focused on a health and wellness model and educates future nurses in the skills of communication, coordination and cooperation with other health care professionals so as to give a holistic approach to health care delivery with multiple community settings.
Xavier offers a wide range of programs for registered nurses wishing to advance their careers. Master of Science in Nursing programs are open to baccalaureate, associate, or diploma prepared nurses. Students may specialize their study in administration, education, forensics, healthcare law, or school health nursing. Registered nurses in the MSN program have the option of a dual degree by coupling the MSN with the MEd, MBA or MSCJ degree.
Since 2005 individuals with a baccalaureates degree in a field other than nursing can earn a Masters of Science in Nursing and direct entry into Nursing as a new career, the MIDAS program.
Xavier nursing graduates practice nursing throughout the tri-state area and throughout the United States. 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.
Students are able to complete a program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in four years. Students will be qualified to sit for the registered nurse licensure examination following their successful completion of the program as well as holistic nurses certification examination.
Xavier's core curriculum requirements complement the innovative nursing curriculum. This well-rounded approach to education enables students to develop critical thinking and communication skills - two qualities essential in today's unpredictable and increasingly complex health care environment.