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.
- The nursing major is 55 credit hours.
- Courses emphasize the art and science of nursing.
- Course work involves small group discussions, seminars, lectures and clinical practice.
- Courses expose students to diverse health care systems and clinical experiences take place with clients of varied ages, circumstances and needs.
- Mentoring courses provide students with the opportunity to form a learning community partnership with a faculty member and a small peer group.
- Academic support services are provided to facilitate student learning and success.
The BSN/LPN option offers licensed practical nurses (LPN) the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science in nursing in a reduced time frame and to qualify for the national council licensure examination for registered nursing (NCLEX-RN). Starting in 1991, the BSN/LPN option is the first such educational opportunity in Illinois for LPNs to earn their BSN in a reduced time frame. It is integrated within the undergraduate nursing curriculum.
The Accelerated BSN (BSN/ACC) option allows the student with an earned baccalaureate degree to move through the baccalaureate pre-licensure program within a reduced time frame. Students in the BSN/ACC option begin coursework each May and complete the BSN program in 15 months. Courses are offered only full-time with no breaks between sessions.
If you would like to apply for the BSN/ACC option, please contact the Saint Xavier University Admissions Office at 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798) to start your application or apply online using the transfer/adult student application.
The RN to BSN online option is a Bachelor of Science degree awarded through the School of Nursing to currently licensed registered nurses who have completed an associate degree in nursing (ADN) from an accredited school of nursing. Students in the RN to BSN online option may begin coursework in the fall, spring or summer semesters and can complete the program in as few as 4-5 semesters. Courses are 100% online, scheduled in seven-week blocks, and completed one at a time, with two courses offered per semester.
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The Interdisciplinary Gerontology Studies program offers a minor that examines the diversity and complexity of the older adult using a venue of varied disciplines and perspectives, including biology, psychology, sociology, spirituality, communication and nursing. In light of the necessity for multidisciplinary approaches to meet the needs of older adults, courses will include students from various disciplines and prepare the students for careers that benefit from team work, mutual respect, and comprehensive knowledge of the older adult regardless of setting whether in the United States or globally. Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of the impact of culture, ethnicity, financial capacity, gender, spirituality, health and level of wellness on quality of life of older adults. They will cultivate critical awareness and ethical and political astuteness in a variety of settings that affect older adults. Students will participate as members of interdisciplinary teams encountering diverse cohorts of older adults.
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