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Negative criminal background check and drug screening test by the TXBON and a designated approved agency of the College of Nursing. Students may be subjected to additional criminal background check and drug screening to satisfy continuing enrollment in the nursing program.


Complete the pre-nursing major (lower division) with a minimum 3.0 overall cumulative grade-point-average (GPA) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in support courses) in the following areas: microbiology, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, psychology, nutrition, human development life span and statistics.

We offer several entry points to help you find the right program:

- This is a 20-month full-time pre-licensure MSN program offered onsite at the main campus.

This clinical practicum provides the student an opportunity to synthesize the nursing process with public health concepts in the nursing care of individuals, families, groups and communities with a focus on preventive nursing care.
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301.2511 Criminal History Record for License Applicants

The faculty believe that learning is a life-long process which progresses along a continuum from simple recall of information, through comprehension, application, and synthesis of concepts, toward the creative use of new information and technology. Each student brings to the learning environment knowledge, values, attitudes and beliefs. Although the faculty facilitates learning by providing a receptive environment for students to use and expand their body of knowledge, the student must assume responsibility for the interactive learning process, which requires active participation of both the student and faculty.

Texas Board of Nursing, Nurse Practice Act. Amended September 2007.

At Xavier, you work with local nurses and doctors, volunteer for medical mission trips and advocate for the people in our community. It makes you a better nurse and it makes your resume look good, too.

Admissions Requirements (Clinical Studies Upper Division)

A patient is more than a medical diagnosis. During your four years here, you'll learn a holistic approach to nursing that's focused on a patient's overall health and wellness.

Instruction offered by members of the Faculty of Nursing.

First, the prognosis: the demand for skilled, well-trained nurses is expected to increase at a nearly 20% level through 2022. Plus nurses continue to be the largest single component of hospital staff as the primary providers of patient care. But beyond the numbers, our unique Jesuit philosophy of caring for the whole person not only develops your intellect but also your sense of empathy—a quality that goes beyond a resumé.

- National League for Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exams (ACE):

Health is culturally and individually defined. The faculty believe that health is a dynamic state of integrated functioning/balance and purposeful direction within the internal and external environment to maximize one’s potential. The faculty believe that all human beings have a right to health care, including the increasing vulnerable populations who do not have complete access to health care.