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

Xavier's ABSN blends online coursework with hands-on nursing labs at one of our ABSN Learning Centers, and clinical rotations at top health care facilities in Ohio, including Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, and OhioHealth.

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.

Whether you choose our Cincinnati, Cleveland, or Columbus location, you’ll complete the same accelerated nursing curriculum taught by highly supportive instructors. Just make sure you’re ready to commit to 16 months of rigorous full-time study.

As a graduate of Xavier's ABSN program, you’ll have the academic foundation and clinical preparedness required to enter the profession and improve the health interests of individuals, families, and communities.

"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.