Dec 03, 2023
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 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 Anat. & Physiology I
- BIOL 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
- Second Language I
- SOCI 101 Intro to Soc. OR SOCW 167 Survey of SW
- CORE 100 First Yr. Seminar or THEO 111 Theo. Found.
- CORE 101 First Yr. Co-Curriculum Program I.
- PHIL 100 Ethics as Intro to Philosophy
- BIOL 142 Human Anat. & Physiology II
- BIOL 143 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
- Second Language II
- ENGL 101 Composition or ENGL 115 Rhetoric
- CORE 100 First Yr. Seminar or THEO 111 Theo. Found.
- CORE 102 First Yr. Co-Curriculum Program II
- NURS 130 Intro to Nursing (both semesters/split)
- CHEM 150 Physiological Chemistry
- CHEM 151 Physiological Chemistry Lab
- NURS 364 Pathophysiology
- NURS 266 Pharmacology
- NURS 226 Nursing Communication & Assessment
- NURS 227 Nursing Communication & Assessment Practicum
- Engl/Clas/Span/Fren 205 Lit. & Moral Imagination
- BIOL 200 Microbiology
- BIOL 201 Microbiology Lab
- Historical Perspectives Elective
- NURS 232 Nursing Fundamentals
- NURS 233 Nursing Fundamentals Practicum
- Theological Perspectives Elective
- Math Perspectives: MATH 116 or 156 (Statistics)
- NURS 362 Adults in Transitions I
- NURS 363 Adults in Transitions I Practicum
- NURS 384 Childbearing Health Transitions
- NURS 383 Childbearing Health Transitions Practicum
- PSYC 277 - Psychological Disorders
- NURS 370 Nursing Research (Prereq: statistics)
- NURS 382 Health Transitions in Children and Families
- NURS 381 Health Transitions in Child/Families Practicum
- NURS 366 Adults in Transitions II
- NURS 367 Adults in Transitions II Practicum
- Humanities Elective
- NURS 452 Mental Health Nursing
- NURS 451 Mental Health Nursing Practicum
- NURS 470 Community/Public Health Nursing
- NURS 471 Community/Public Health Nursing Practicum
- PHIL 200 - Philosophical Perspectives
- NURS 472 Care of the Complex Client
- NURS 473 Care of Complex Client Practicum
- NURS 498 Senior Seminar
- Creative Perspectives Elective
- Nursing Elective
- In addition to the University core curriculum requirements, all students must satisfy the 5 flags. The 5 flags include: Diversity (NURS 132 fulfills), E/RS*, Oral Communication (NURS 130 fulfills), Quantitative Reasoning (CHEM 150, 151 fulfills), Writing (NURS 370 fulfills). *Nursing students may be able to fulfill the remaining E/RS flag by selecting a Theological Perspectives courses that is also approved as E/RS flag.
- Humanities elective may be satisfied by 1 course from the following: All Classics except 205: ENGL 121+ except 205; FREN 300+, GERM 300+, HIST 200+, PHIL 300+, THEO 300+. Note: Humanities Elective may not double-count as an E/RS flag (though may be E/RS flagged course).
- No Theology course may double-count for both Theological Perspectives and Humanities Elective.
- Each practicum credit is equal to three (3) clock hours per week.
- The nursing elective may also be taken any time after the completion of all 200 level nursing courses.
- 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.