May 26, 2019
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.
The Hispanic Focus is a unique course of study for students enrolled in the four-year BSN program. This guided focus is a selection of interdisciplinary courses intended to enhance the student’s understanding of Hispanic populations and promote cultural competence. Hispanics are now the largest minority in the United States. Therefore, the culturally competent graduate nurse will be of increased value to future employers. Additional information about the Hispanic Focus can be found at: https://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.
The 4 year BSN degree program requires undergraduate core curriculum courses, 62 credit hours of nursing courses, additional science courses, one additional math course and one additional social studies course. 120 credit hours are required for a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University but due to the additional requirements for nursing major, 126 credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing..
B.S. in Nursing
This sample course sequence serves as a guideline for progress toward a degree. Seek guidance from your academic advisor.
- BIOL 140 - Human A&P I for Allied Health 1c
- BIOL 141 - Hum A&P I Lab Allied Health 1c
- Second Language I c
- SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology 1c or SOCW 167 - Survey of Society Social Work
- NURS 130 - Ways of Knowing+
- THEO 111 - Theological Foundations or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar 2c
- CORE 101 - First Year Co-Curriculum Program I
- BIOL 142 - Hum A&P II for Allied Health 1c
- BIOL 143 - Hum A&P II Lab Allied Health 1c
- Second Language II c
- Mathematics Elective 2 (Required for Nursing)
- NURS 132 - Health and Culture I +
- THEO 111 - Theological Foundations 2c or CORE 100 - First Year Seminar
- CORE 102 - First Year Co-Curricular Program II
- CHEM 150 - Physiological Chemistry 1+
- CHEM 151 - Physiological Chemistry Lab 1+
- NURS 224 - Nurs Therapeutics I: Asmt
- NURS 225 - Nurs Therapeutics I:Practicum
- PHIL 100 - Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
- ENGL 101 - English Composition c or ENGL 115 - Rhetoric c
- NURS 364 - Pathophysiology
- BIOL 200 - Microbiology 1
- BIOL 201 - Microbiology Lab 1
- NURS 230 - Nurs Theapeutics II
- NURS 231 - Nurs Therapeutics II Practicum
- Historical Perspectives Elective c
- Theological Perspectives Elective 3
- MATH 116 - Elementary Statistics ** or MATH 156 - General Statistics ** (Mathematical Perspectives Electives):c
- ENGL 205 - Literature & Moral Imagination c or CLAS 205 - Classical Lit & Moral Imagina c or SPAN 205 - Hispanic Lit & Moral Imagin c
- NURS 360 - Adults in Transitions
- NURS 361 - Adult in Transitions Practicum
- Philosophical Perspectives Elective c
- PSYC 277 - Abnormal Psychology c
- NURS 370 - Intro to Nursing Research (prereq Statistics)+
- NURS 372 - Families in Transitions
- NURS 373 - Families Transitions Practicum
- Humanities Elective c
- Creative Perspectives Elective c
- NURS 450 - Mental Health Nursing
- NURS 451 - Mental Health Nursing Pract
- NURS 470 - Community Health Nursing
- NURS 471 - Community Health Nursing Pract
- NURS 472 - Care of the Complex Client
- NURS 473 - Care of Complex Client Practic
- NURS 498 - Senior Seminar
- Nursing Elective
- A minimum grade of “C” is required in all nursing courses and in science, math and social science courses.
- A cumulative GPA of 2.700 is required to progress to sophomore level and must be maintained throughout the program.