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Welcome Message from the Dean

Gwendolyn George, Dean of School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Welcome to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SONHS) at Saint Xavier University! Guided by its mission and the core Mercy values, SONHS offers academic programs at the bachelor's and master's levels and prepares its graduates for meaningful lives and careers. I am excited to share the extraordinary educational opportunities we offer students interested in nursing and health sciences. 

With industry innovations fostering promising advances in nursing, there has never been a better time to begin or advance your healthcare career. Our faculty includes seasoned educators and experienced clinicians and practitioners and our graduates are esteemed leaders in health systems, community-based organizations and academia.

SONHS offers degree programs in nursing, gerontology, exercise science, sports and fitness administration, and communication sciences and disorders. Graduate degree offerings include a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. The MSN program offers several tracks that allow professional nurses to advance their individual career goals.

Today, professionals working in various healthcare roles have tremendous opportunities and responsibilities to improve healthcare and respond to health-related crises. Our programs provide an inclusive learning environment with diverse educational experiences to prepare healthcare professionals at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Graduates of our programs are equipped to transform healthcare and the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

The time is right to pursue or advance your career in healthcare. Explore our degree options and contact the Dean's office at 773-298-3703 or sonhs@sxu.edu with any questions on how we can help you take the next step toward improving the world, one patient at a time. 

Gwendolyn George, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
Dean, School of Nursing and Health Sciences