This population health-focused program prepares nurses as leaders in addressing the complexity of 21st-century health care and health care outcomes. Through the lens of Xavier's Jesuit tradition, students achieve the highest level of academic preparation that incorporates scientific, philosophical, ethical and historical perspectives of nursing practice along with the complexities of present and future global and holistic health care.
The DNP program will be offered 100% online beginning Fall 2017.
Xavier is ranked among the best nursing schools by
U.S. New & World Report for 2015.
Students in the doctoral program are steeped in the emerging health care concept of Population Health, a wellness-based approach that reimburses providers and hospitals for keeping people—and populations—healthy in order to improve the country's health outcomes at a lower overall cost. Students focus on the population of their choice as they develop their DNP project.
Students participate in intense immersion experiences in a variety of environments where they can be innovative and involved in macrosystems to influence health care outcomes for individuals and populations.
Because nurses are at the center of many decisions involving health care providers with their patients and their families, Xavier emphasizes a Jesuit-based philosophical and theological foundation that guides nursing graduates in their decision-making so they are confident in the ethical framework within which they work. Our graduates value the whole person and have a special respect for life and death.
We offer several entry points to help you find the right 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.
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.
Graduates are prepared to be leaders in addressing the complexity of 21st-century health care and health care outcomes.
Offered at main campus and video-conferencing at partner sites for:
mean annual wage for advanced practice registered nurses (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014)
Years it takes to complete the 40-43 credit hour program.
Clinical immersion hours that may be credited toward required 1,000 hours.
As a nurse educator from Nigeria, Remi Oriowo brought a unique perspective on health care to the United States. The launch of Xavier's Doctor in Nursing Practice was perfect timing for her and her desire to improve health outcomes for patients here and back home.