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GCU's Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing and Dr. of Nursing Practice programs are CCNE accredited1.

Accredited Nursing Degrees You Can Earn On Your Schedule

GCU's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is committed to providing a curriculum that challenges and prepares graduates to lead and prosper in the ever-changing health care industry. 

Bachelor's in Nursing

If you are a registered nurse with an associate degree or diploma certificate in nursing, Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program can prepare you for expanding professional roles in the health care system of tomorrow. Obtaining your BSN degree will position you to broaden your understanding of best practices in nursing, prepare you for graduate study, and equip you for leadership positions in which increasing levels of education are expected.

ABSN Program
If you have a non-nursing college education, the Grand Canyon University (GCU) Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program can fast-track your nursing career. The 16-month program2 follows a blended learning format that consists of online coursework, hands-on nursing labs and in-person clinical rotations. Enroll for a May (Tucson only), August or January start date at our campus location in Sun City or Tucson – and plan to graduate as a practice-ready nurse who stands out with employers.

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Master's in Nursing

All of the graduate nursing degrees develop the core knowledge and skills required for master's-level practice. There are three initial courses which focus on nursing theory, nursing research, ethical practice, health policy and the financing of the health care system. At the end of the program, all students develop an evidence-based project that requires the integration of the knowledge gained from their individual programs.

  • MS in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics
  • MS in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education
  • MS in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems
  • MS in Nursing with an Emphasis in Public Health Nursing
  • MBA-MSN-L Dual Degree
  • MS in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult Gerontology
    ACNP program is only available to residents in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina and Texas
  • MS in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
    FNP program is only available to residents in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico
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The mission of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is to develop professionals using systems- and evidence-based practice to promote health, wellness, safety and quality care for individual patients and populations supported by an academically rigorous liberal arts education reflecting Christian values.

College Mission

Flexible Online & Evening Courses

Pursue a next-generation education with an degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenient and flexible online or evening courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. 

GCU's Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing and Dr. of Nursing Practice programs are CCNE accredited1.

CCNE Accredited

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

Earning your doctorate in nursing practice may deliver enhanced knowledge and skillsets that can be greatly beneficial in the nursing field. In both the DNP and DNP in Educational Leadership programs, learners are empowered with current and evidence-based research topics to acquire the core competencies in nursing science and nursing ethics so they may further advance in their field.

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership
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The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at GCU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is also approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

2Based on location, applicants must transfer a minimum of 60 of the required 123 credits, or have completed a baccalaureate degree, and complete 9 prerequisite courses/labs and 10 general education courses prior to starting the core nursing courses which can be completed in 16 months.

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