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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.

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.


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 the Xavier ABSN Program in Cleveland, Ohio blends online coursework with hands-on skills labs and clinical rotations in diverse areas of nursing practice. While there are many great locations for accelerated nursing programs, Cleveland, Ohio offers a particularly robust health care market. 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. 

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


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