The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for the student who is interested in becoming a professional registered nurse. The graduate is prepared as a generalist to meet the health care needs of diverse populations across the lifespan in an ever-changing, highly technical health care environment. The program is focused on an holistic health and wellness model and educates nurses in the skills of communication, coordination and cooperation with an interprofessional team of health care providers in a variety of settings. Teaching is enhanced by state-of-the-art clinical simulation laboratories and interprofessional learning opportunities.
Students are able to complete a program of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in one of two tracks: the traditional, four-year track for students with no previous baccalaureate degree or the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) which is designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree in other disciplines. All students meet the four program outcomes of scholarship, leadership, service and professional and personal development.
BSN Traditional Track
The four-year pre-licensure program requires 126 credits for graduation. Xavier’s core curriculum requirements complement the innovative nursing curriculum. This well-rounded approach to education enables students to develop critical thinking and communication skills - two qualities essential in today’s unpredictable and increasingly complex health care environment.
The BSN traditional track is a selective admission program. Go to: http://www.xavier.edu/undergraduate-admission/Admission-Process.cfm to review admission requirements specific to nursing.
Students enrolled in the BSN program have the opportunity to add the Hispanic Focus to their course of study. This focus is a selection of interdisciplinary courses and selected nursing assignments intended to enhance the student’s understanding of, and nursing practice with, the ever-growing Hispanic population. Additional information about the Hispanic Focus is at http://www.xavier.edu/nursing-school/Hispanic-Focus.cfm.
BSN-MSN Honors Program
Students enrolled in the BSN program have the opportunity to complete a master’s degree in Clinical Nurse Leader or General Studies within three to four semesters following graduation from the BSN program. Students may apply for this program during fall semester of junior year. Students should contact their faculty advisor for details and admission criteria.