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 Nursing Association. Study with expert nursing faculty with specialties ranging from epidemiology and natural health to gerontology and occupational health.


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
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