Accelerate Your Nursing Career

If you have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and the drive to become a nurse, our ABSN program can fast-track your career. Download our ABSN Program 101 Guide to help you successfully navigate the accelerated path to nursing.

Plan for the Journey Ahead

Our ABSN Program 101 Guide is your road map to nursing school success.

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1) 3 Start Dates

No Waitlist

Our ABSN program puts a quality accelerated nursing education within your reach. With three start dates a year at three Ohio locations, you don’t have to wait to start nursing school.

2) 16-Month Curriculum


If you have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, our full-time ABSN program makes it possible to earn a quality BSN in as few as 16 months.

3) Dedicated Counselor

Personalized Support

When you apply to our ABSN program, you’ll have the support of a dedicated admission counselor every step of the way. This individual will guide you in submitting the most competitive application possible.

4) Academic Support


Our faculty and academic success coaches are committed to seeing you through the rigors of nursing school. Anytime you have a question or concern, they’re ready and willing to help.

ABSN Prerequisites

We require the successful completion of four prerequisites to enter the Accelerated BSN program.

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Minimum Prerequisites

Our ABSN program has only four prerequisites, whereas some nursing schools require 10 or more. Prerequisites have to be completed prior to enrolling in an accelerated nursing program. So the more prerequisites that are required of you, the longer it will be before you can start nursing school.

Xavier ABSN only needs you to complete:

  1. Microbiology
  2. Human Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology I
  3. Human Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology II
  4. Statistics

ABSN Curriculum

Gain the academic foundation and clinical readiness to enter the nursing profession with confidence.

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Experiential Learning Model

Our ABSN curriculum follows a full-time sequence of online coursework, hands-on nursing labs, and in-person clinical rotations.

  • 16 months
  • 63 credit hours
  • 855 hours of clinical practice
  • 3 start dates per year
  • 3 ABSN learning sites


When it comes to the accelerated path to nursing, there’s a lot to navigate through. Get started in the right direction by downloading our ABSN Program 101 Guide. Submit your information to get this free guide today!

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