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.
Requirements for consideration for admission as a freshman nursing major:
- minimum 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative high school GPA
- minimum ACT composite score of 21 (Minimum SAT composite of 1450)
- minimum ACT science subscore of 21
- minimum ACT math subscore of 22
- grade of B or better in high school biology and chemistry courses
- an essay describing why you want to be a nurse, and why you would like to study at Saint Xavier University
Requirements for consideration for admission as a transfer nursing major:
- minimum 2.75 cumulative college GPA
- a score of "proficient" on the TEAS V test; only two TEAS V test attempts are allowed
- an essay describing why you want to be a nurse and why you would like to study at Saint Xavier University
- completion of a college biology and college chemistry course (recommended)
- a minimum of 12 credit hours at Saint Xavier University while maintaining a 2.75 GPA may be needed before a student can begin the nursing curriculum
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.
For more information, take a look at the undergraduate nursing requirements (PDF).