Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program

Can’t wait to become a nurse? We can get you started on your career sooner. Our second-degree Accelerated BSN is a 16-month program with enrollment locations in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus.

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Xavier ABSN

To begin the admission process, you need a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7. From there, you must satisfy four ABSN prerequisites as a condition of enrollment.

"Xavier faculty wants you to be successful, they want you to be where you want to be in life. They put me in that situation, and I’m forever going to be grateful for that."

- Lauren, ABSN Graduate
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Our ABSN online courses teach you the fundamentals and theories of nursing anytime, anywhere—preparing you for labs and clinicals. 


Our ABSN program has locations in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus, with start dates in January, May, and August—so there’s no waitlist.

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When you complete the four ABSN prerequisites online through our university, you receive provisional admission into the program.