Master of Science in Nursing

Xavier's graduate nursing program is for nurses who not only want to serve—they want to lead. Graduates are prepared as holistic healers and leaders in the delivery of health care with an educational foundation grounded in Jesuit ethics and value. Be the best provider of nursing care today and a health care leader forever.

U.S. News Top Nursing Master\'s Degree

Among the best master's programs in the US
by US News & World Report for 2018.

The MSN Program

What's your entry point?

The Master of Science in Nursing program is open to nurses with bachelor's or associate degrees or diplomas at an entry point customized to your particular level of preparation. RN with BSN, RN with BA/BS (Educational Mobility Option), or RN with ADN/Nursing Diploma (RN to MSN).

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Non-Nurses Program

Even if you are not a Registered Nurse and don't have a nursing degree, you can earn your Masters' in Nursing, no matter what kind of bachelor's degree you have. The MSN: Direct Entry as Second Degree—MIDAS Program is a 20-month full-time pre-licensure MSN program offered on site.

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Specialize in what interests you

The MSN program offers a total of eight tracks. Applicants who are registered nurses can choose from seven of those tracks: administration, Clinical Nurse Leader, education, family nurse practitioner, forensics, health care law and informatics or they may customize their course of study to suit their particular interests via general studies.
Applicants with a bachelor degree in another field can choose the eighth track which is the Master of Science in Nursing: Direct Entry as Second Degree (MIDAS) program.

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Our Reputation

Xavier nursing graduates practice nursing throughout the Greater Cincinnati region and across the country. 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.

Nursing Entry Points

We offer several entry points to help you find the right program:

Undergraduate 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.

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MSN Entry Points for RN's

Currently the MSN for RNs is offered on-site at the main campus and via video conferencing at partner sites throughout Ohio and, for VA employees, Lexington, Kentucky.

Non-nurses with a Bachelor's Degree

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.

Doctor of Nursing Practice in Population Health Leadership

Graduates are prepared to be leaders in addressing the complexity of 21st-century health care and health care outcomes.

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Post-master's Certificate Options for RN's with MSN

Offered at main campus and video-conferencing at partner sites for:


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