Program Overview

Become a recognized nurse leader and start making a positive impact on your patients, your peers and your supervisors. The online MSN from Saint Xavier University supports your transformation into a trusted nurse leader with a high-quality and recognized program that is affordable, accessible and immediately applicable. 

  • The National League for Nursing (NLN) has designated the SXU School of Nursing as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

Clinical Leadership track: Position yourself to meet the demand for nurses with the advanced clinical, communication and collaborative skills required in today's health care environment. Nursing leadership jobs in this area include charge nurse, nurse manager, care manager, nursing supervisor, and clinical coordinator.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Requirements

    A current registered nursing license with at least one year of full-time work experience and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC or CCNE-accredited program. Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, although exceptions may be made after consultation with Admissions. 

    Application checklist includes: Official transcript(s) from all universities and professional schools attended including accredited baccalaureate degree-granting college/university and all graduate level coursework. Copy of current registered nursing license and current work status. Applicants are required to be working full-time in order to apply. Three written recommendations from nursing professionals, such as recent employers, professors, etc. At least one recommendation must be from a Master’s level or above professional Nurse who has observed and is able to speak to the applicant’s clinical performance. Current resume.

    Restrictions

    Not available for students residing in Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Utah, and Washington.

    School Overview

    Founded in 1846 by the Sisters of Mercy, SXU is Chicago's oldest Catholic University, and it is recognized as one of the top comprehensive master's universities in the Midwest. Saint Xavier University provides an education that is grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. SXU offers graduate and post-graduate programs that are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields. 

    Schools and Colleges:

    • Colleges of Arts and Sciences
    • School for Continuing and Professional Studies
    • School of Education
    • Graham School of Management
    • School of Nursing

    SXU Online at Saint Xavier University attracts students beyond the physical campus to earn online degrees and certificates.

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