Why Attend Nursing School in Cincinnati?

Whether you live in or plan to move to the Queen City, there are several reasons why you should attend nursing school in Cincinnati. For starters, nursing programs across the country, especially those in California, have applicants stuck in wait-list limbo—but not Xavier.

With three starts a year, our 16-month ABSN program is one of the most accessible around. Plus, our well-established partnerships with top health care facilities across Greater Cincinnati give our nursing students access to some of the best clinical placement opportunities in the Midwest. And, if you’re not from here, you’ll quickly discover that Cincinnati is also a great place to live, work, and play.

City Stats

If enrolling in our ABSN program requires you to relocate to Cincinnati, you’ll be in a good spot for the future. The local health care community not only places high value on Xavier-educated nurses, but also anticipates the need to fill thousands of health care jobs between now and 2020, according to a 2015 study released by the Center for Economic Analysis and Development at Northern Kentucky University.

#1 place in the nation for recreation, WalletHub

#5 most affordable city in America, Forbes

#5 of the top 10 best U.S. cities to relocate to, Huffington Post

#3 best U.S. travel destination, Lonely Planet

#9 safest city in the United States, Forbes

#10 best city for college graduates, Rent.com

Local Flavor

Whether you’re a foodie, sports fan, or aesthete, the Queen City has endless things to see and do. If you’re relocating here, you’ve probably heard that Cincinnati and chili go hand in hand, thanks to Skyline and Gold Star. But what you may not know is that the city has a strong German heritage, making it home to the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the country, second in the world to the one hosted by Munich. It’s difficult to list all of the great places to go in Cincinnati, with these spots among the most popular:

  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
  • Cincinnati Observatory
  • Eden Park
  • Findlay Market
  • Great American Ball Park
  • Newport on the Levee
  • The Banks

Contact us to learn more about why Cincinnati is a great place to attend nursing school.

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