SXU’s School of Nursing Approved by Arizona State Board of Nursing

Nursing StudentsThe Arizona State Board of Nursing recently gave approval for Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) School of Nursing to officially begin  their nationally recognized Bachelor of Science in nursing program at SXU’s Gilbert, Arizona location. Classes will officially begin in the fall of 2016.

“We are so excited to begin educating students in our nursing program in Gilbert,” said School of Nursing Dean Gloria Jacobson, R.N., Ph.D. “Those who graduate from our program will be responsive to the changing and challenging needs in a 21st century healthcare environment and will ensure the public’s health as well as the continuation of excellence in nursing education.”

SXU’s nursing program has been continuously designated as a Center of Excellence (COE) by the National League for Nursing (NLN) since 2007, and is one of only 10 programs in the country designated for a third time.

This designation was awarded to the SXU School of Nursing for its exceptional and sustained efforts to “create environments that enhance student learning and professional development.”

As a condition of admission to SXU’s nursing program, interested students must qualify and meet the University as well as clinical agency health requirements. Please review a list of requirements here. Lastly, transfer equivalencies are offered to transfer students from Maricopa Community Colleges.  The baccalaureate and master’s programs at Saint Xavier University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

For more information about SXU’s nursing program or to schedule a visit, please contact Barb Dwyer at either 480.286.7922 or