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Master of Science in Nursing / Executive Leadership
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.
Executive Leadership Track (Nurse Administration): Develop the managerial perspective and critical thinking skills to lead the continuous improvement of processes and patient care in a nursing unit or department. Courses in this track help prepare you for the Nurse Executive, Advanced Board Certification exam (NEA-BC) and the Nurse Executive, Board Certification exam (NE-BC) upon completion of administrative employment.
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.
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Not available for students residing in Colorado, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Utah, and Washington.
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