The master of science in nursing degree requires completion of a minimum of 36-45 credit hours, exclusive of prerequisites or electives. Required coursework includes core courses, courses that support the development of the selected track and specialty courses. Students are required to maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better throughout their program in order to remain in good academic standing.
While enrolled in clinical nursing courses, all students must carry professional liability insurance through Saint Xavier University, provide evidence of current licensure as a registered nurse, current health insurance coverage and CPR certification, and meet School of Nursing health and background check requirements. Additional requirements may be specified by clinical agencies in which the students practice. Students are responsible for complying with the policies and procedures as stated in the current edition of the Graduate Nursing Student Handbook.