The RN to MSN curriculum is designed for experienced registered nurses who are goal directed leaders and seek a high quality program that efficiently meets their need to obtain a MSN degree in a timely manner. Students in this program are registered nurses without a baccalaureate degree in any field, but have a minimum of two years of full-time nursing practice as registered nurses. Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential, motivation, specific career goals and an excellent academic record. It is expected applicants will already have completed foundational courses in their basic training prior to entering the program. These courses would include content in the following areas: anatomy and physiology, microbiology, chemistry, sociology, general psychology, developmental psychology, English composition and health assessment skills. Foundational content will be validated through the essay and resume.
Registered nurses applying to the MSN or RN to MSN program must be graduates of a nursing program accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly NLNAC or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Graduates of an associate degree academic program must have obtained a degree from a college or university accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education from one of the six regional accrediting bodies (MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC, SACS, or WASC).
Students enrolled in the RN to MSN program complete 18 semester hours of prerequisite courses. These prerequisite courses build upon previous education and are required as preparation for the graduate program. Once prerequisites are met, students may matriculate into the graduate program. Admission to the graduate courses is contingent upon completion of all prerequisite courses and a minimum 3.000 cumulative grade point average in courses completed at Xavier.
Admission Requirements: www.xavier.edu/msn/Admission.cfm