ABSN Prerequisites and Requirements

Our ABSN program takes the undergraduate credits you already have and applies them toward a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Whether your previous field of study was accounting or zoology, you can use this education to fast-track into a nursing career.

Admission Requirements

We seek applicants who have the dedication and academic potential required to provide safe, ethical and competent patient care in today’s complex health care environments.

To enroll in our ABSN program, you must:

  • Hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70. (Note that if your cumulative GPA is less than a 2.7 but you earned a GPA of at least 3.3 in the natural sciences, you may still be eligible for the program.)
  • Complete all prerequisite courses within the grade requirements shown below. You must maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA in your prerequisite courses as well.

Prerequisite Courses

Unlike many ABSN programs, we only require four prerequisites. Depending on your previous area of study, you may have already met some of these requirements—speak with an admission counselor to know for sure. Please note that prerequisites must be completed within eight years of entering the program.

When it comes time to complete your ABSN prerequisites, we make it convenient to do so by offering them online through our university. Furthermore, by taking these courses through Xavier, you may qualify for provisional admission into the program.

CourseMinimum Grade Requirement
Human Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology IC
Human Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology IIC

Overall GPA for prerequisite courses must be at least a 2.7

Contact us to learn more about our admission requirements and ABSN prerequisites.

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