ABSN Program in Cleveland, Ohio

Ready to accelerate your nursing career? The Xavier University ABSN program in Cleveland, Ohio is the perfect place to take the first steps on your path toward nursing.

Take a Look at Xavier’s Cleveland ABSN Learning Site

If you’re thinking about enrolling in the Xavier ABSN program in Cleveland, why not virtually explore the Xavier ABSN Learning Site? It’s here you’ll go to classes, study for tests and quizzes, and attend skills and simulation labs.

The Cleveland ABSN learning site offers:

  • Student lockers
  • Conference rooms
  • Private study spaces
  • Common areas
  • High-tech manikins and lab equipment
  • Control room
  • Offices
  • Classrooms

But don’t take our word for it, check out the virtual site tour below.

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Career Benefits of Relocating to Cleveland for Nursing School

It’s important to remember that our program is NOT 100% online, so relocating to Cleveland for the Xavier ABSN program is something you’ll want think about carefully. Cleveland is not only a great city to become a nurse in, but it’s also a fun place to live during your time in our ABSN program. Plus, we are here to help your relocation be as painless as possible.

Renowned Healthcare Network Connections

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.

High 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 Cleveland, Ohio is $76,650.

Other Benefits of Moving to Cleveland for Nursing School

Nestled on the coast of Lake Eerie, Cleveland, Ohio has the perfect balance of nature and nightlife. Of course, you’ll be busy pursuing your nursing degree. However, we recommend taking breaks to see all that Cleveland has to offer. With hiking, shopping, museums and amazing restaurants, Cleveland has something for everyone.

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Area Attractions

While it’s true your nursing coursework will take up much of your time, it’s also important to explore the city and see if Cleveland is somewhere you may want to stay and work in long-term. Here are some attractions located a short drive from the Xavier ABSN learning center:

  • Huntington Beach/Edgewater Beach
  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium
  • Cleveland Museum of Art

Nearby Amenities

If you have family or friends visiting to support you, they’ll have many options within a couple miles of the ABSN Learning Site to stay during their visit. You’ll also have a wide selection of food and stores to choose from within a short drive from the program site location, Some of our favorites include:

  • Oak Tree Cafe
  • Melt Bar and Grilled
  • Made by Maria Cookies and More
  • Moonlite Tavern
  • Pupuseria Katarina Saldoran
  • Fuji Grill Buffet
  • Stancato’s Italian Restaurant
  • Watami revolving sushi bar
  • Creekside Restaurant and Bar

Reasonable Cost of Living

Cleveland offers great quality of life without an outrageous price tag. The cost of living in Cleveland is 6% less than the national average. Cleveland's housing expenses are 17% lower than the national average. Utility prices are 2% lower than the national average and expenses like bus tickets and gas prices are 6% lower than the national average.

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Cleveland Site

Hands-on labs at our ABSN Learning Center near Cleveland develop your nursing skills and clinical judgment in a realistic, risk-free setting.

Attending Xavier University’s ABSN Learning Site in Cleveland

The Xavier University ABSN Learning Site is located at 6050 Oak Tree Blvd, Independence, OH 44131. Our program site location is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our contact number is (866) 890-9467.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When do classes start for the ABSN program?

We offer three ABSN program starts a year in January, May, and August.

2. What is an online-based Accelerated BSN program?

The Xavier ABSN program takes a hybrid approach to your accelerated nursing education.
The 16-month program follows a rigorous curriculum of online nursing theory coursework, hands-on skills practice, and clinical experiences in Ohio.

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

You must have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 2.7. You must also complete prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “C.”

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Ready to Explore Cleveland?

Xavier University is now enrolling for its second-degree ABSN program in Cleveland, 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.