ABSN Program in Cincinnati

Ready for your shot at a quality accelerated nursing education? Xavier University is now enrolling for its 16-month ABSN program in Cincinnati. Upon meeting the admission requirements, you can apply for a January, May, or August start date.

Our ABSN program spans four full-time semesters and features online coursework, hands-on nursing labs at our Cincinnati ABSN Learning Center, and clinical rotations in diverse areas of practice. While we can’t guarantee where your clinical placements will occur, our health care partners in Cincinnati include:

  • Mercy Health
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • The Christ Hospital Network
  • TriHealth

These healthcare networks offer not only valuable clinical experience while you’re a student but could also be great job prospects to pursue following graduation.

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Why Relocate to Cincinnati for Nursing School?

Because our program is NOT 100% online, relocating to Cincinnati for the Xavier ABSN program will be something you’ll need to plan for. Cincinnati is a wonderful place to start your nursing education, but it’s also a great place to live and work as a nurse. We are here to help you with your relocation plans and answer any questions you may have along the way.

A bustling city with style and culture and a high demand for nurses, Cincinnati has so much to offer. As a student in the Xavier ABSN program, you’ll be right in the middle of Cincy’s electric energy. Whether you love trying out new places to eat, or can spend a day walking around looking a murals and architecture, this vibrant city will have something you love.

Area Attractions

While it’s true your nursing coursework will take up most of your time, it’s also important to really get to know Cincinnati and see if it’s somewhere you’d want to kick off your nursing career. Here are some fun attractions that are within walking distance or even a quick bus or Uber ride from the Xavier ABSN learning center:

Nursing Demand

The employment growth for registered nurses in the state of Ohio is 14.2%. RNs are in high demand in the state, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimating 8,850 annual job openings and a total of 148,340 jobs for Ohio nurses in 2026.

The median salary for a nurse living in Cincinnati, Ohio is $78,520.

Cost of Living

Cincinnati offers great quality of life without an outrageous price tag. The cost of living in Cincinnati is 4% less than the national average. Cincinnati's housing expenses are 19% lower than the national average. The utility prices are 7% lower than the national average.

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Cincinnati ABSN Site

Hands-on labs at our downtown Cincinnati location provide a realistic setting to develop your core nursing skills and clinical judgment.

Attending Xavier University’s ABSN Program in Cincinnati

The Xavier University ABSN Learning Site is located at 615 Elsinore Pl 7th Fl, Cincinnati, OH 45202. Our program site location is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our contact number is (866) 890-9467.

Frequently Asked Question

1. When do classes start for the ABSN program?

The Xavier ABSN program starts are in January, May, and August.

2. What is an Accelerated BSN program?

The Xavier ABSN program is a pathway to nursing that takes a blended approach to your accelerated nursing education.
Our 16-month program combines online nursing theory coursework with hands-on skills and simulation labs, and gives you a feel for what it’s like to treat patients in the real-world through clinical placements at top hospitals in Ohio.

3. What qualifications do I need to get into accelerated nursing school?

To qualify for the Xavier ABSN program, you’ll need to hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.7. You must also complete our prerequisite courses and pass with a minimum grade of “C.”

Ready to Discover Cincinnati?

If you’re ready to put your dreams of becoming a nurse into action, we’ve got great news: Xavier University is now enrolling for its ABSN program in Cincinnati, Ohio making it possible for eligible students to earn a BSN in 16 months. The program offers start dates in January, May, and August, and there’s no waitlist.