Xavier University’s Accelerated BSN Admissions Overview

Perfect for career changers, our 16-month ABSN program is for highly motivated individuals who hold a college degree in a non-nursing field and have completed the required prerequisite courses.

Getting into our ABSN Program

Start dates for our Accelerated BSN program in Cincinnati are available in January, April, and August. Due to the high demand, we strongly suggest contacting your admissions counselor as soon as possible about the steps required to complete your application. Applications are processed on a rolling basis and admitted students have the opportunity to secure a spot in their preferred cohort on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a preferred cohort reaches capacity, additional admitted students may be either placed on a waitlist for that cohort or given the option to defer enrollment to the next cohort.


Start Date

SummerApril 29, 2019
Fall*August 19, 2019
SpringJanuary 6, 2020

*Please note that due to high demand, there is currently a wait list for the Fall 2019 start date at our Cincinnati location. We do still have space available for Fall at our Columbus location. Students who do not get admitted off the wait list for the Cincinnati location for Fall will automatically be offered a spot in the Spring class in Cincinnati.

When selecting students for the program, our intent is to establish cohorts comprising highly dedicated individuals who not only meet the academic requirements, but also have the qualities that embody the true spirit of Xavier nursing.

Contact us for the specific start dates and application deadlines for our ABSN program.

Your Path to a New Life Starts Here

With students sitting on nursing school waitlists across the country, it has become a highly competitive landscape for someone vying for a seat in a quality ABSN program. Our program, however, is structured in such a way that increases access to an outstanding nursing education.

Given our three program starts a year and strong clinical partnerships within the community, we can enroll a higher number of qualified students than many other programs.

Combine this accessibility with our quality reputation and you have an outstanding option for transitioning into a successful nursing career.

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