RNs, Earn Your Nursing Degree Online1 From GCU

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GCU's Online1 Nursing Degrees Prepare You to Take the Next Step in Healthcare

In as little as one year, RNs can advance in the field of nursing by enrolling in one of the accredited online1 nursing degree programs at Grand Canyon University.3 Offered through the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, our online nursing degrees are designed to help you foster best practices and patient care success.

Prepare to serve others as future leaders within the healthcare field by choosing from a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. By choosing one of our online1 nursing programs, you can prepare to advance in your healthcare career while enjoying the flexibility online learning offers to fit within any schedule.

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  • Earn a nursing degree in as little as 12 months3

  • Classwork is online1 with practicum capstone hours accomplished in your local area

  • GCU's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions has a nearly 35-year tradition of preparing students in nursing and healthcare roles

  • Multiple online bachelor's and master's in nursing degrees to choose from

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Grand Canyon University

GCU is a private Christian university. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. Our experienced faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

Competitive, affordable tuition rate so that furthering education is within reach for all

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Online courses offer flexibility and convenience for working professionals and students with busy schedules

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GCU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968

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Over 200,000 alumni2

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Can I complete the nursing degree fully online1?

While most classwork is completed online, all nursing degrees require some form of direct clinical experience or practicum that allows students to demonstrate achievement of clinical competency at the baccalaureate or master’s levels that must be completed in person.

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College of Nursing and Health Care Professions Mission

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. It is supported by an academically rigorous liberal arts education reflecting Christian values.

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If you are a registered nurse with an associate degree or diploma certificate in nursing, Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) online program can prepare you for expanding professional roles in the healthcare 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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Master's in Nursing (MSN)

Registered nurses can develop expertise in a key area of nursing by continuing their education and enhancing their skills through one of GCU’s online1 master’s in nursing programs. These graduate nursing programs help you grow, serve and lead at higher levels in the field of nursing.

Fine-tune your nursing skills with a 
Master of Science in Nursing in a variety of emphases:

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Online1 Nursing Degrees at Grand Canyon University

GCU offers a variety of online1 nursing degree programs to help you position yourself for possible career advancement. Our online courses offer a values-based curriculum, developed so that you receive the well-rounded education you need to take your career to the next level. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, GCU is an accredited university that stands out from other online education institutions.

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Over 85,500 fall 2022 online students4

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GCU’s nursing programs are online completing clinical, practicum and immersion hours locally.

Alumni from 1957 to April 2021. Includes students who have graduated and completed their program.

3 Must transfer 90 semester credits accepted toward the required 120 credits to complete the program in 12 months.

4  Includes students who have participated in an online class in August or September 2022 and does not include students in a cohort program.

For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university licensures, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.


I knew as soon as I graduated with a BSN in nursing that I would continue to advance in nursing by one day returning to school. Grand Canyon University’s program provides me with the flexibility to continue to work in a career I love while pursuing an advanced degree. I am able to complete classes by having the hybrid online and in-classroom experience. I look forward to the challenges and experience this next year will provide in bringing me one step closer to my degree.”

Irma Crawford
GCU Alum | BSN, MSN/MBA Dual Degree

  • MBA and MSN: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems (Dual Degree)

  • MSN with an Emphasis in Health Care Quality & Patient Safety

  • MSN with an Emphasis in Health Informatics

  • MSN with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems

  • MSN with an Emphasis in Nursing Education

  • MSN with an Emphasis in Public Health Nursing

  • MSN: 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

  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
    FNP program is only available to residents in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico

RNs, Earn Your Nursing Degree Online From GCU

Grand Canyon University is dedicated to helping students change their lives.

Online Classes Starting Weekly

Grand Canyon University's online and evening programs offer the flexibility you need to get ahead, providing a quality education to help you thrive in today's complex world.

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