Nursing Graduate Programs
Xavier's graduate nursing (MSN) programs have been open to BSN prepared registered nurses since 2005 and prepares graduates to be holistic healers and leaders in the delivery of health care with an educational foundation grounded in Jesuit ethics and value. Our graduate nursing programs are for nurses who not only want to serve - they want to lead.
MSN Programs - Online
Xavier's 100% online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed for registered nurses looking to grow as a nurse leader or move into a managerial, educational or consultative role.
MSN Direct Entry as Second Degree (MIDAS)
The MIDAS program is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in another field who wish to prepare for a career as a registered nurse (RN). This 20 month program is a full-time program for mature, goal-directed individuals who, upon completion of the program, is awarded an MSN degree and is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
MSN/MS (Criminal Justice major) Dual Degree - Online
Recognizing the increasing demand for nurses and criminal justice professionals with overlapping skills, Xavier University offers a unique online dual degree program that integrates 2 advanced degree programs. Students would be awarded a Master of Science in Nursing - Forensic Track degree and a Master of Science (Criminal Justice major) degree.
Doctor of Nursing Practice in Population Health Leadership (DNP) - Online
The Doctor of Nursing Practice in Population Health Leadership (DNP) degree program is a population health-focused post-master’s degree program. Applicants must have a MSN from a CCNE or ACEN (formerly NLNAC) accredited school, or a Master's in a field other than nursing. Candidates with a Master's in a field other than nursing are required to have a BSN from a CCNE, ACEN or regionally accredited institution.
Post-Master's - Online
Xavier offers post-master’s certificates in family nurse practitioner (FNP) or education 100% online and are available for registered nurses who have already obtained an MSN or higher.