Whether you apply to our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in Cincinnati, Cleveland, or Columbus, Ohio, you’ll receive a quality education from a highly respected nursing school that maintains the nursing school accreditations and approvals that today’s health care employers demand.

Earning a BSN from an accredited and approved accelerated nursing program also ensures you will be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) and have your degree count toward any advanced practice certification you should choose to pursue to further your nursing career in the future.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and the post-graduate certificate programs at Xavier University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

This national agency contributes to the improvement of public health by confirming the effectiveness of baccalaureate and graduate nursing degree programs.

Additionally, our nursing programs are endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC), which permits our graduates to sit for the Holistic Nurse Certification examination.

Holistic nurses treat patients with a mind, body, and soul approach. Earning a holistic certification empowers you to expand treatment plans to include holistic medicine (such as breathwork, massage therapy, herbal medicines, and more) alongside a typical Western medicine plan. With a holistic certification you can also work in a variety of different settings including patients’ homes, alternative medicine centers, birthing centers, and private practices.


Xavier University’s nursing programs meet the approval of the Ohio Board of Nursing, a state entity that works to safeguard public health through the effective regulation of nursing care.

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Why is Nursing School Accreditation Important?

Nursing school accreditation is important because it lets potential employers know that you completed a high-quality, thoroughly vetted, and well-respected nursing program. Accreditation ensures you’ve been adequately prepped to become a practice-ready nurse. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Education, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) evaluate nursing programs nationwide to ensure they meet high standards and meet acceptable levels of quality.

What Is CCNE Accreditation?

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) works to assess the quality of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing to confirm that they use effective educational practices.

CCNE accreditation is a peer review process that aims to hold nursing programs accountable to the health-care community and to students by ensuring that programs that hold the certification have mission statements, goals, and outcomes that are in line with preparing students to enter the field. The accreditation process also evaluates the integrity of the programs and encourages ongoing education and improvement.

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If you’re looking for a comprehensive, quality education,
look no further than Xavier University.

Contact us to learn more about our accredited second-degree nursing program for non-nurses.

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ABSN 101 Guide

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