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Earn an Affordable Degree from a Nationally Recognized Private University

Saint Xavier’s online graduate degree programs help you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in both your career and in life. We combine a passion for scholarship and career-focused learning within the Catholic liberal arts tradition.


Saint Xavier University offers professional preparation grounded in the tradition of liberal arts. The university’s graduate and post-graduate nursing programs are recognized and respected by employers and delivered by professional faculty who are experts in their fields.

Offering Online Master’s Degrees and Graduate Certificates

Master of Science in Nursing

The online MSN prepares you to take on advanced practice roles in today’s challenging and rapidly changing health care environment. This CCNE-accredited program is designed for busy working nurses and will help you take charge of integrating the latest knowledge in health care delivery and technology into patient care, whether at the bedside or in the executive office.


3 Tracks Offered:

  • Executive Leadership: Gain the strategic perspective and administration skills to manage a nursing department or unit effectively and safely.
  • Clinical Leadership: Learn to coordinate and integrate information from other health care professionals, physical exams, patient histories and test results into a comprehensive patient care plan.
  • Nurse Educator: Develop teaching techniques specific to the nursing context and how to adapt them to different settings, such as public health classes, hospitals, and schools of nursing.

Clinical Leadership Certificate

The Clinical Leadership Post-master’s Certificate Program is designed for registered nurses who already hold a master’s degree in another nursing specialization and want to become eligible to take the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification exam.

Nurse Educator Certificate

The Nurse Educator Certificate program offers a guided practicum and real-world-oriented coursework to develop your knowledge and skills as a nurse educator. Study teaching concepts and techniques specific to health care and learn how to adapt them to different settings and student groups.

Why is SXU right for you?

  1. A Catholic College of Distinction: As an institution that engages students, offers great teaching, and foster successful outcomes — SXU made the 2015-16 “Catholic Colleges of Distinction” list.
  2. A Top 5 Online Nursing Program: U.S. News & World Report ranks SXU in its “2020 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs” list.
  3. Strength Through Diversity: SXU was ranked the fifth most diverse school in the Midwest and the seventh most economically diverse school in the Midwest.
  4. National and Regional Accreditation: Saint Xavier University and the School of Nursing hold prestigious accreditations.

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an NLNAC or CCNE-accredited program is required to apply to the Master of Science in Nursing and graduate certificate programs.


Alumni Loyalty Scholarship
Saint Xavier University alumni who have earned their undergraduate degree can now receive a scholarship upon admission to a graduate degree program at the university. For more information, please speak with an admissions adviser.

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