May 31, 2020  
2019-2020 Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog with Updated Spring Calendar 
2019-2020 Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog with Updated Spring Calendar

College of Nursing

Following the precepts put forth in Xavier University’s mission statement and Jesuit tradition, the faculty of the College 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 College 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 College offers a baccalaureate degree, a master’s degree and doctor of nursing practice degree. There are three pre licensure program options: the BSN, the Accelerated BSN, and the entry level master’s program (MIDAS). There are two additional pathways to the master’s degree: a traditional masters (nurses with a BSN) and RN to MSN.

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 program in nursing/master’s degree program in nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Xavier University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Enrolled students must present evidence of the following prior to entrance in all clinical/practicum courses and as required:

  1. Completed HIPAA Requirements and OSHA requirements
  2. MMR immunization
  3. Proof of varicella (chicken pox) immunization/immunity
  4. Completed Hepatitis B series
  5. Annual tuberculosis screening
  6. Up to date Tdap vaccination (Adacel)
  7. Annual physical examination completed by health care provider
  8. Current BLS (CPR) certification for healthcare providers
  9. Proof of current health care coverage throughout nursing program
  10. Liability insurance ($2,000,000/$4,000,000), purchased through the University and billed to student’s  account.
  11. Influenza (annual) 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. Federally regulated background check
  14. Federally regulated drug test
  15. Release of Records authorization
  16. Fire safety training verification
  17. Assumption of risk and release agreement
  18. Additional clinical requirements may be necessary depending on the clinical site.


Further details can be found in:  Student Health and Background Check Requirements  for the College of Nursing policy.

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.

School of Nursing

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