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CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing, the master’s degree programs in nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (http://ccneaccreditation.org). For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university licensures, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.

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 Programs

RN to BSN
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.

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ABSN Program in Arizona
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 program1 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 Programs

All of the graduate nursing degrees develop the core knowledge and skills required for master's-level practice. There are three initial courses that 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 Care Quality and Patient Safety
  • 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, California, 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.

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Flexible Online & Evening Courses

Pursue a next-generation education with a 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. 

The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing, the master’s degree programs in nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, and the post-graduate APRN certificate programs at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. (http://ccneaccreditation.org). For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university licensures, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.

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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ONLINE, EVENING & CAMPUS PROGRAMS


Based 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.

MOU-RN-BSN Monthly-Apr2021: This scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program beginning in April 2021. If you enroll in the RN to BSN degree program through any of the College of Nursing’s online or evening campus offerings, Grand Canyon University will offer you 30% off the tuition per course for your program. This offer cannot be combined with any other scholarships.

MOU-New Grad-Apr2021: The New Graduate Student Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who submit a complete application and start class in April 2021. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarships or awards and only applies to online and evening programs. Please speak to a university counselor for complete details. Excludes Advanced Practice Nursing Programs.

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Limited-Time Tuition Scholarships

30% Off 
RN to BSN Scholarship

GCU can help you reach your goal of becoming a BSN-prepared nurse. Attend class 100% online (capstone practicum is completed locally) and earn a scholarship of 30% off tuition. Fill out the form above for more information.

15% Off 
Graduate Scholarship

GCU is offering a 15% tuition scholarship for all new master’s degree students. Learn about how you can take advantage of this scholarship by filling out the form above.

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Limited-Time Tuition Scholarships

30% Off 
RN to BSN Scholarship

GCU can help you reach your goal of becoming a BSN-prepared nurse. Attend class 100% online (capstone practicum is completed locally) and earn a scholarship of 30% off tuition. Fill out the form above for more information.

15% Off 
Graduate Scholarship

GCU is offering a 15% tuition scholarship for all new master’s degree students. Learn about how you can take advantage of this scholarship by filling out the form above.

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