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.

Admissions 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 in Cincinnati, you must:

  • Hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70.
  • Complete all prerequisite courses within the grade requirements.

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 five 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.

Course Minimum Grade Requirement
Microbiology B-
Human Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology I B-
Human Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology II B-
Statistics C

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

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