Skip to main contentSkip to main navigationSkip to footer content

Master of Science in Nursing


Reach Your Career Goals with an Advanced Nursing Degree

Transform yourself and advance your career as a nurse practitioner or nurse educator.

The online Master of Science in Nursing programs from Saint Xavier University advance your skills as an advanced clinician or educator for an immediate impact on your career.

U.S. News & World Report Official Badge

No. 3 in the Nation
U.S. News & World Report (2024)

TWO tracks to choose from

The online MSN offers two tracks to advance your professional nursing career:

Family Nurse Practitioner

Learn the skills to provide comprehensive, patient-centered primary care to individuals of all ages. Coursework prepares graduates to take the family nurse practitioner certification exam administered by ANCC or AANP.

Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Educator track

Nurse Educator

Develop teaching techniques and learn how to adapt them to different settings--such as public health classes, hospitals, and schools of nursing. Coursework prepares you for the Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. (SXU also offers this track as a stand-alone certificate for nurses who already have an MSN.)

Launch School of Nursing

Top 3. High ROI. High Value.

Choose a high-quality nursing education that is affordable, accessible and immediately applicable.

Saint Xavier University as well as the School of Nursing and its programs are consistently recognized for their educational quality.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at Saint Xavier University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Because of the rigorous standards necessary to earn and maintain accredited status, CCNE-accredited nursing schools like SXU's School of Nursing give prospective students greater confidence in the education they will receive. Earning a nursing degree from a CCNE-accredited program will also assure employers of the value of your education.

Ranked No. 3 in the Nation for Best Online Graduate Nursing Program (2024) by U.S. News & World Report.

These distinctions help give you confidence in the professional nursing development you will experience as a student at Saint Xavier University, and they will demonstrate the full value of your degree to employers, peers, and patients.

These nationally recognized, CCNE-accredited online MSN programs help you take charge of integrating the most up-to-date evidence-based practices with new technologies and effective communication strategies into patient care. You will emerge as a leader in your area of practice empowered to positively impact positive outcomes.

The learning outcomes of each track are applicable to a variety of settings, making Saint Xavier's online Master of Science in Nursing programs a flexible education experience you can call on throughout your career.

Clinical Partner Discount

The 20-percent clinical partner tuition discount can be taken advantage of by students enrolled in SXU's graduate program who are employed as a .5 or greater (40 hours per pay period) status in a clinical setting where our School of Nursing undergraduate nursing students are able to conduct clinicals on an ongoing, consistent basis. A consistent basis of which students are hosted by the clinical site is defined as 2 years or more.

  • Those students working in the same identified clinical setting with a work status of .4 or less, will be eligible for a 10-percent tuition discount.
  • Please note that the above discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Employer Assistance

Select organizations are eligible for tuition assistance. Speak with a graduate admissions counselor for more information.

Request Information

Want to know more about graduate programs at Saint Xavier University? Please fill out the form below!


Be a Recognized Leader Today

Learn more about your path to nursing leadership with the online MSN degree programs at SXU. For questions about the program or the application process please contact the Graduate Admission Office.

Graduate Admission

You Might Be Interested In:


"Can Nurse Educator Students Get Their Loans Forgiven?"

Read Article

"Discover the Best MSN Track for You"

Read Article

"Tips to Succeed In An Online Nursing Program"

Read Article


"I wanted to attend a school with a strong mission to serve others and a school that kept the foundation of faith and social justice at the core of their academic programs. Saint Xavier was also highly ranked for online graduate nursing programs which helped confirm my decision to apply."
"Many of the professors were also working on further degree work themselves and actively engaged in roles within nursing, research, and leadership. This enabled them to understand the roles we all were juggling during degree work and gave them a more comprehensive view of nursing's opportunities and challenges beyond the academic realm."
"I believe that Saint Xavier empowers nurses to become leaders within their respective units, to use critical thinking and make decisions based on theoretical knowledge and evidence-based practices, and to act with kindness and respect to each patient entrusted into our care."

MSN Online Information Sessions

Find an upcoming MSN session.

Learn More

Meet the Faculty