Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 13, 2011
The Best Colleges has named Saint Xavier University’s Master of Science in Nursing program sixth on its list of the ten best online MSN programs for 2011-12, citing its reputation, accreditation, student satisfaction, student-to-teacher ratio, and tuition.
In its detailed explanation for the ranking, The Best Colleges referred to SXU as offering “highly selective leadership oriented degree programs from a top-ranked Catholic university with a nursing school nationally recognized for its excellence in nursing education.”
Saint Xavier’s School of Nursing, the home of the online MSN program, has already been named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, a distinction that was recently renewed for a second consecutive term. The School of Nursing is currently one of only 17 schools in the United States to hold this designation. In addition, Saint Xavier's School of Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, an autonomous accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The online Master of Science in Nursing at SXU is designed for busy working nurses who want to earn an advanced nursing degree from a highly ranked university in a convenient and flexible manner. SXU offers two specialty tracks in its MSN program. The MSN in Clinical Leadership appeals to nurses who wish to deepen and improve their hands-on expertise in clinical practice by identifying and implementing more effective methods of patient care. The MSN in Executive Leadership is targeted to nurses who are interested in high-ranking administrative or managerial positions within a nursing unit, department, or a medical facility. Also offered in an online format is a nine credit post-MSN certificate in nursing education.
“Our programs’ top ranking from The Best Colleges is further confirmation of their quality,” said Gloria Jacobson, Dean of the School of Nursing at SXU. “All of us on the faculty and staff are extremely honored that our constant efforts to offer top-notch teaching and service to our MSN students are appreciated and recognized.”
For more information about SXU’s online Master of Science in Nursing programs, go to http://www.sxuonline.com or contact Kirk Paille at the email or phone number provided.
About Saint Xavier University
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University was the first Mercy college in the United States and is Chicago’s oldest Catholic university. Serving more than 5,000 students at its campuses in Chicago, and Orland Park, the University offers 43 undergraduate majors; more than 40 graduate program options in arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing; and a variety of program options in continuing and professional studies. Recognizing Saint Xavier’s excellence in education, U.S. News and World Report has ranked SXU consistently among the Best Colleges in the Midwest, most recently in 2011.