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ACCELERATED NURSING PROGRAM IN CLEVELAND

Looking to accelerate your nursing career? Xavier University is now enrolling for its second-degree ABSN program in Cleveland, 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.

16-MONTH ACCELERATED BSN PROGRAM

Our Accelerated BSN program in Cleveland makes it possible to earn a quality BSN in 16 months, just as long as you have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree.

Spanning four full-time semesters, the accelerated nursing program blends online coursework with hands-on skills labs and clinical rotations in diverse areas of nursing practice. While we can’t guarantee where your clinicals will take place, our health care partners within the Cleveland area include the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic.

Overall, our Accelerated BSN program is a rigorous educational path that requires a lot of hard work and dedication to be successful. But don’t worry, our instructors and support staff will be there to see you through nursing school, guiding you every step of the way. After graduating from our accelerated nursing program, you’ll be prepared to sit for the nurse licensure exam and enter the profession as a practice-ready nurse. 


"I’ve learned so much since I’ve been at Xavier. I’m getting just what I thought I would."

- Ayana, ABSN Student
Ayana - Xavier ABSN program student
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ONLINE COURSES

Online courses set the foundation of your nursing education, teaching you the fundamentals and theories of the profession anytime, anywhere.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

Clinical rotations start your first semester in the program and take place in diverse health care facilities throughout the Cleveland area. 

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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.