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Freshman Admission

School of Nursing Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the University as pre-clinical nursing majors must comply with the School of Nursing admission requirements in order to be officially admitted to the program.

Freshmen Students

Requirements for consideration for admission as a freshman nursing major:

For more information, take a look at the undergraduate nursing requirements (PDF).
Freshman Nursing Application Process:

  1. Apply online. There is no fee.
  2. Submit official high school transcript or GED score report.
  3. Submit official ACT or SAT scores, unless included on high school transcript.
  4. Submit an essay describing your reasons for pursuing the nursing program and why you are interested in attending Saint Xavier University.
  5. Submit a signed Nursing Essential Abilities and Behaviors Form to the Office of Admission.

Transfer Students

Requirements for consideration for admission as a transfer nursing major:

Accelerated BSN Students

Qualified applicants for the Accelerated BSN (A-BSN) option must possess an earned baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale which includes all prerequisite coursework. Applicants will also be required to submit:

A member of the nursing department will interview each applicant when their application file is complete. Those accepted into the program will be required to participate in a mandatory on-site orientation.

Prerequisite Course Requirements

Please note that a minimum grade of "B" is required in all science prerequisite courses. Biological science courses must be taken within five years of entering the program. All other prerequisite courses must show a grade of "C" or higher. Courses with a grade of "D" will not transfer. All prerequisite coursework must be complete prior to the start of A-BSN coursework in May.

Before beginning clinical courses, students must provide all of the following: current health history, physical examination, complete immunization record, required laboratory reports, 12 panel drug screen, CPR certification, proof of health insurance and an Illinois State Police criminal background check.