May 25, 2018  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

School of Nursing

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Following the precepts put forth in Xavier University’s mission statement and Jesuit tradition, the faculty of the School of Nursing affirms its mission to education undergraduate and graduate students with emphasis on preparing them to be nursing leaders and scholars in the delivery of interprofessional, collaborative, holistic care in a complex, population-based, dynamic healthcare environment and diverse socio-political global community.  Faculty and students’ personal and professional development, their scholarship, leadership and service are directed to enhance the mission of the School of Nursing.

The School of Nursing’s mission statement and philosophical underpinnings is accessible to current and prospective students, faculty and other constituents and can be found at:     Faculty eagerly embrace the challenge to prepare the next generation of nurse professionals to work and lead in the nation’s evolving health care system.

The School of Nursing offers three pre-licensure degrees:  the BSN, the Accelerated BSN and the accelerated Master of Science in Nursing:  Direct Entry as Second Degree (MIDAS program).  The accelerated programs are designed for individuals with baccalaureate degrees in other disciplines.

In addition to the pre-licensure BSN and MSN, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is available for registered nurses with a choice of tracks.  The tracks offered for RNs are administration, Clinical Nurse Leader, education, family nurse practitioner, forensics, general studies, health care law and informatics.  Also offered are three dual degrees:  MSN/MBA, MSN/MEd, and MSN/MSCJ.

Two post-master’s certificate options are available to registered nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing:  1) Clinical Nurse Leader or 2) family nurse practitioner.  Students completing the program are eligible to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader or family nurse practitioner certification exam.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in Population Health Leadership program is a population health focused post-master’s program for nurses from a variety of practice settings to become leaders in addressing the complexity of health care outcomes in the 21st century.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at Xavier University’s School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Once admitted to one of the School of Nursing’s programs, all students must present evidence of the following prior to entrance in all clinical/practicum courses or as required:

  1. Liability insurance ($2,000,000/$4,000,000), purchased through the University and billed to student’s account.
  2. Completed HIPAA Requirements
  3. MMR immunization
  4. Proof of varicella (chicken pox) immunization/immunity
  5. Completed Hepatitis B series
  6. Annual tuberculosis screening
  7. Tdap (Adacel)
  8. Annual physical examination by health care provider
  9. Current CPR certification for healthcare providers
  10. Proof of current health care coverage
  11. Influenza vaccine by required date
  12. RN licensure in the United States and in the state in which the student will participate in clinical rotations (required for individuals enrolled in graduate nursing for registered nurses programs only).  This requirement does not apply to students in the BSN, ABSN or MSN MIDAS program.
  13. Background check
  14. Federally regulated drug test may be required


In addition to costs associated with the above listed requirements, students are responsible for costs related to providing their own transportation to and from clinical sites, clinical supplies and required uniforms.


Go to to reference graduate admission requirements for registered nurses.

Go to to reference MSN MIDAS graduate admission requirements.

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