Master of Science in Nursing

Admission Requirements and Checklist

Online Graduate Admissions Requirements

Thank you for considering Saint Xavier University for your education. We strive to help you reach your goals in your career and in life. Admission varies by program, please see the requirements below regarding your program of interest:

Application Checklist

Master of Science in Nursing

SXU MSN tracks in Clinical Nurse Leadership and Nurse Educator prefer a minimum GPA of 3.0, but applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Other requirements include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC or CCNE-accredited program and a current registered nursing license with at least one year of full-time work experience.

The Executive Nurse Leadership program requires a 3.0 GPA with 3-5 years of relevant leadership or management experience. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis to applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA with more years of relevant work experience.

Please submit the following for admission:

If you are not a citizen of the United States, you must also submit the following:

Note: All Nursing Students are required to do practicum work towards the end of their program. The practicum work and preceptor site need to be completed within the United States.

Nurse Educator Certificate

The Nurse Educator Certificate program requires an MSN to apply as the program is a post-master's certificate.

Please supply the following for admission:

If you are not a citizen of the United States, please submit:

Clinical Leadership Certificate

Applicants must successfully complete their Master of Science in Nursing degree. The preferred Minimum GPA is 3.0 but applicants with less than a 3.0 GPA will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Please supply the following for admission:

Each applicant will be reviewed on an individual basis to determine which courses are necessary for the certificate based on previous coursework. Applicants will receive a "tentative" acceptance based on the degree bearing transcript and resume. This acceptance will allow the student to begin the practicum paperwork process while working to complete the file for admission. Once students are tentatively admitted, they should work with their Program Manager to complete the file for application. It is important for students to know that they are required to have all practicum paperwork complete with their site approved prior to taking NURSG 524 and cannot matriculate through the program without it.

If you are not a citizen of the United States, please submit:

Call us at 773-298-3053 to speak with an admission counselor or email us at graduateadmission@sxu.edu.