College of Nursing Graduate Programs

MSN for Registered Nurses

ADMISSION

Applicants to the Master of Science in Nursing program must meet the following criteria:

  • Licensed registered nurse in the United State and licensed in the state where practicum experiences will take place.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a nursing program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN – formerly known as NLNAC).
  • Undergraduate statistics course, minimum grade of C.
  • Unencumbered current RN license (Nursing will verify).

Family Nurse Practitioner Program Applicants:

  • Applicants for the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner track and FNP post master’s certificate program must have completed one year of registered nurse experience within the last five years.
  • Applicants for the Family Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s Certificate program must have a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from a regionally accredited college or university and a nursing program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN – formerly known as NLNAC).

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

DNP APPLICANTS 

  • Graduate nursing application 
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
    Personal statement (1-3 pages, double spaced) discussing career goals, future plans for employment and expectations of graduate study
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae outlining nursing expericences
  • Three professional recommendations (electronic form in online application will be emailed to recommenders)
  • FNP applicants note: : One recommendation must be from a current supervisor. The remaining two must be from health care professionals prepared at the master’s or doctorate level.

Admission test results (required ONLY for dual degree applicants)

  • MSN/M.Ed. or MSN/MSCJ: Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT)*
    *These programs may offer waivers on admission tests. Search www.xavier.edu for each
    program’s admission requirements.
  • International applicants must be registered nurses in the United States and must submit additional documents for admission as required by Xavier University.
    MSN FNP and Post Masters FNP applicants: Admission is competitive and is available for the fall semester of each academic year.
    NOTE: Prior to participation in FNP practicums, a criminal background check and health documentation are required



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    Further information: Betty Rosenacker (513) 745-3134 or rosenackerb@xavier.edu