The BSN program of nursing complements our medical school and helps meet the local, regional, and global need for highly-trained, compassionate nurses. In addition to alleviating a critical nursing shortage, graduates of XUSOM’s BSN program are also able to use their education to achieve leadership roles in providing and improving healthcare through effective communication. All of these skills will be honed and cultivated through our accredited nursing school.

 The BSN program integrates a minimum of 58 semester hours of liberal arts educational programming that includes natural sciences and mathematics, communications, socio-behavioral science, and humanities.  The mission of XUSOM’s School of Nursing is to prepare baccalaureate-educated registered nurses (RN) to provide the highest standard of safe nursing care to individuals, families, and communities.

To apply to the nursing program, the applicant must:

  1. Submit the following to the Admissions Office:
    • The completed online application.
    • An unofficial high school transcript, an official score report from the test of General Education Development (GED), or prior academic credit transcripts.
  2. Upon acceptance into the University, the applicant completes the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Exam (PAX) during the first semester.

*Criteria for automatic admission into the nursing school include a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and a minimum composite score of 20 on the ACT or 950 on the SAT (combined critical reading and mathematics sub-scores). If you are accepted, then you will receive a quality education from one of the best Caribbean nursing schools the world has to offer.


The BSN curriculum is as follows:

Semester 1
  • General Biology
  • Medical Communications
  • General Chemistry
Semester 2
  • Human Anatomy
  • College Algebra
  • Writing Studies I
  •  Intro to Professional Nursing
Semester 3
  • Writing Studies II
  • Behavioral Science & Ethics
  • Human Physiology
  • Health Assessment
Semester 4
  • Pathophysiology & Nursing
  • Foundations of Professional Practice
  • Pharmacology & Nursing Implication
  • Intro to Statistics
  • General Education
Semester 5
  • Public Speaking
  • Adult Health Nursing I
  • Nursing Research
  • General Education
Semester 6
  • Nursing & Health Through the Lifespan
  • Community & Public Health Nursing
  • General Education (Special)
  • Leadership
Semester 7
  • General Education
  • Nursing Care Childrearing Family I
  • Nursing Care Childrearing Family II
  • Mental Health & Chronic Health Issues
Semester 8
  • Leadership or Special Topics
  • Adv Concepts in Nursing I
  • Adv Concepts in Nursing II

Grand Total: 121 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Tuition Per Semester        $5,000.00
Registration Fee        $600.00
Health Insurance (Approximate)        $320.00
Total Cost Of BSN

Mailing Address

You can upload your documents right into the online application, with the exception of all official transcripts.  If you choose to send your application documents in the mail, please direct them to the following address:

Xavier University School of Nursing
Attn: Admissions Department
1000 Woodbury Road, Suite 109
Woodbury, NY 11797
United States

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