RNs, Earn Your BSN 
In As Little As 12 Months2

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CCNE Accredited  | 100% Online3

GCU is on your side and strives to have all students succeed. We have tailored our RN to BSN degree to best accommodate the learning style and schedule of registered nurses and adult learners.

RNs, Earn Your BSN Online 
In A
s Few As 12 Months

GCU is on your side and strives to have all students succeed. Our RN to BSN program is designed to allow you to continue working as a nurse while you are enrolled in the program. This way, you can further your education without sacrificing your career.

CCNE Accredited & 100% Online1

Registered Nurses,
Why Should You Earn Your BSN Online With Grand Canyon University?

  • Earn a BSN in 12 Months

GCU's 5 week courses help you earn your degree in as little as 12 months.2

  • Transfer up to 90 Credits

Our free Lopes Credit Evaluation can help you determine how many credits will transfer to GCU.

  • Earn Your BSN and MSN in Under 2.5 Years

Speak with your university counselor about the RN to MSN fast-track option and earn both degrees in as few as 30 months.3

  • Increase Your Opportunities to Work in Magnet Hospitals

Launched in the 1990’s by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Magnet Recognition Program identifies hospitals committed to a higher level of care for both patients and nurses. Many Magnet hospitals seek BSN-prepared nurses to staff a majority of their nursing positions.

The BSN at GCU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Accreditation shows students that a program is prestigious, trustworthy and valuable. GCU’s accredited program is aligned to standards established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).4

CCNE Accredited

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.

Explore just a few of the many reasons to choose GCU's accredited RN to BSN online program:

If you have a busy and demanding schedule, then the flexibility of pursuing your nursing education online could be a huge benefit to you. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, the convenient online RN to BSN nursing program allows you to maintain work-life balance, as well as study and complete your assignments on your own time.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
(RN to BSN)

Prepare to Take the Next Step in Your Nursing Career

According to the article “Top 9 Advantages of a BSN Degree” from Nurse Journal, as a BSN-prepared nurse, you will:

  • With a BSN degree, there will be more doors opened to you:

The knowledge that you gain in this program will prepare you for positions that include team leader, clinical manager and unit supervisor. More and more clinical nursing positions require a BSN. Get ahead of the curve while opening doors to opportunities in different settings including hospitals, ambulatory care centers, case management, private homes and public health.

  • Increase your job opportunities:

Of 187,000 nursing jobs posted during a three-month period, nurses with a BSN were eligible for 88 percent of the openings, while nurses with a diploma or associate degree were only eligible for 51 percent of positions.5

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‡ MOU 6543: 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 August 2020. 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.

1 Practicum capstone hours are completed in your local area

2 Transfer of 90 credits that apply to your degree, and continuous enrollment required

3 Transfer of 90 credits that apply to your degree, and continuous enrollment required

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).

5 https://nursejournal.org/bsn-degree/top-9-advantages-of-a-bsn-degree/

GCU's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. 

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