The School of Nursing offers a four year program of study that leads to a bachelor of science in nursing to pre-licensure and licensed practical nurses. Established in 1935, the Saint Xavier University School of Nursing offered the first accredited baccalaureate program in the state of Illinois. Professional Nursing requires knowledge, competence and compassion. The diversified skills needed for nursing practice demand a strong scientific foundation and liberal education. The School of Nursing at Saint Xavier University has a reputation for excellence and tradition of service to students and the community. The program is open to both freshman and transfer students who meet the University admission requirements. Please review the program requirements and course descriptions in the SXU Academic Catalog for additional information.