Our BSN Nursing program allows students to earn a three year accelerated Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing at our Caribbean medical school.
The BSN program of nursing complements the Caribbean 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 Xavier's BSN program are also able to use their education to achieve leadership roles in providing and improving healthcare through effective communication.
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) who will then provide compassionate services, delivering the highest standard of safe nursing care to individuals, families, and communities.
You will learn this at one of the best Caribbean medical schools in the world.
To apply to the nursing program, the applicant must first be admitted to Xavier University. To apply to Xavier University, the applicant must:
- Submit the following to the Admissions Office:
- The completed application;
- An official high school transcript*, or an official score report from the test of General Education Development (GED); or
- prior academic credit transcripts.
- Provide official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 80 or higher on the internet-based exam, or 550 or higher on the paper-based exam if requested by promotions committee faculty or partner school.
- Provide a photocopy or facsimile of the identification page and expiration of the student's passport.
- Upon acceptance into the University, the applicant completes the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Exam (PAX) during the first semester.
*Official transcripts are those sent directly to Xavier University from the issuing institution. Any transcript marked "issued to student" or any transcript that is hand delivered by the student is not considered an official transcript.
If necessary, high school transcripts evaluations can be performed by Educational Credential Evaluators or World Education Services.
Criteria for automatic admission into the University 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).