St. Xavier University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Clinical Nurse Leader masters
Executive Leadership (Nursing Administration) masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

SXU is one of only nine NLN designated Center for Excellence in Nursing Education in the nation. The third consecutive term for such designations. The NLN has only awarded Center of Excellence for three consecutive terms to a total of 3 nursing programs in the U.S. including the likes of Johns Hopkins. Our online program was ranked in the top 10 of "Best online nursing program"s in Spring 2011.

School type Private
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 2
Concentrations offered
Clinical nurse leadership
Nursing administration/leadership
More specialized departments/concentrations offered

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 25


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 8 full-time; 12 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 75% full-time; 58% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 8
Average experience teaching online courses 3 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 2 full-time; 1 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students N/A


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 3 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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