Accelerated BSN Option

The Accelerated BSN (BSN/ACC) Option

Saint Xavier University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences has a long, distinguished tradition of training future nurses for successful careers that make a difference in the lives of others. Established in 1935, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences offered the first accredited baccalaureate nursing program in Illinois. The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN/ACC) program is designed for students who hold a bachelor's degree and have completed the BSN prerequisites to move quickly through the baccalaureate pre-licensure program with the opportunity to complete the program in as little as 15 months!

For students seeking to become registered professional nurses, the accelerated nursing program provides:

Simulation Labs

Our two Simulation Labs mimic a hospital, birthing suite, home setting, pediatric unit or exam room setting that fully immerses students into the health care atmosphere. Students also learn to work with advanced medical equipment used in today's cutting-edge hospitals.

Clinical Rotations

With the solid foundation of theory and clinical skills learned in the classroom and the Simulation Labs, students complete clinical rotations in culturally diverse communities and health care agencies in the greater
Chicago area.

Experienced Faculty

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty are experienced, professional nurses who hold academic degrees from a wide variety of colleges and universities and are actively involved in research and practice within the health care industry.

Admission Requirements

Please check out the admission requirements for full details about what is necessary to apply for the Accelerated BSN.

Contact Information

Have questions or would like to find out more? For more information, please contact Teresa Miller at or 773-298-3728.

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