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The Accelerated BSN (BSN/ACC) Option


15 months to completion

 Accelerated Courses

High Support

From Experienced Faculty

Hands-on Learning

 On-Campus Simluation Labs

Chicagoland Clinicals

 Work in a Hospital Setting

Envision yourself on the fast-track to a nursing career with the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN/ACC) program at Saint Xavier University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Our program builds on your undergraduate academic degree with the opportunity for completion in as little as 15 months.

If you have a 3.0 GPA or higher and have completed all of the required BSN prerequisite courses, you may be eligible for the program. Please check out the admission requirements for full details about what is necessary to apply.

Staying the Course

As you work toward completing the BSN/ACC program, there will be a number of challenges at various stages, but SXU is in your corner every step of the way to educate for personal and professional growth.

Once you've completed the program, and are preparing for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), you'll also have support from a NCLEX coach.

Simulation Labs

At SXU, you'll learn how to work with advanced medical equipment used in today's cutting-edge hospitals. Our two Simulation Labs will fully immerse you into the health care atmosphere by mimicking the following settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Birthing suites
  • Home settings
  • Pediatric units
  • Exam rooms

Clinical Rotations

With the solid foundation of theory and clinical skills you'll learn in the classroom and the Simulation Labs, you'll be able to complete clinical rotations in culturally diverse communities and health care agencies in the Greater Chicago area. These rotations will help you learn important nursing skills by working with clinical faculty and registered nurses.

In addition, the administrators you’ll be working with will also be the ones writing recommendation letters for you and providing details on career opportunities within and around your area. Some of the clinicals you could work at include:

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Comer Children's Hospital
  • Little Company of Mary Hospital
  • Palos Hospital
  • Prentice Women's Hospital at Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Experience Matters

SXU has a long, distinguished tradition of educating future nurses for successful careers that make a difference in the lives of others. Established in 1935, our School of Nursing and Health Sciences was the first to offer an accredited baccalaureate nursing program in Illinois.

SXU's faculty of experienced, professional nurses hold academic degrees from a wide variety of colleges and universities and are actively involved in research and practice within the health care industry.

Contact Information

If you have questions or would like to find out more information, please contact Teresa Miller at or call 773-298-3728.

If you would like to apply for the BSN/ACC program, please contact the Saint Xavier University Admissions Office at 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798) to begin or apply online using the transfer/adult student application provided.

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