Grand Canyon University (GCU) knows that health care's increasing complexity means today's health care degrees must advance your capacity to creatively respond to changes in nursing, direct care and health administration fields. With health care's rapid growth-the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 19 percent rise in registered nursing jobs and 23 percent rise in health care administrator jobs between 2012 and 2022-it is an excellent time to pursue your education.
Flexible Online and Evening Courses
The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers classes to help you fit education into your life. Explore our campuses, the vigorous capabilities of our online classrooms and one-evening-a-week options to find the classes that are best for you.
Nurses who are prepared with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) are highly valued by health care employers, particularly medical organizations that are interested in obtaining or retaining Magnet status. Magnet status is recognition by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and awarded to organizations that provide excellence in patient care. Our College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers a registered nurse (RN) to BSN degree option that employers may value, as well as Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs in relevant specialties such as public health and informatics.
Acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure program is competitive. Not all students will be admitted into the clinical coursework, which begins in the junior year. Acceptance is determined by a stack-rank according to the nursing admission criteria and the availability of clinical spaces. You are also required to take the HESI A2 exam for admission into the program. Exam dates are available on GCU’s campuses at different times during the year. Speak with your admissions representative for more information.
Students who currently hold an RN and who intend to seek their master’s degree can choose one of two efficient paths to their advanced degree. Ask about our fast track and online bridge programs that will you to plot a faster course from your RN to MSN.
The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers a full spectrum of nursing degrees, from a pre-licensure BSN degree to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Our MSN degree offers multiple emphases including public health, informatics and education, as well as family nurse practitioner and acute care nurse practitioner. These degrees prepare advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).
BSN to MSN Fast Track Option
An MSN augments your skillset and provides greater application of theory to solve real-world health challenges. At GCU, RN to BSN candidates who are interested in earning an MSN can accelerate their nursing education and career through the BSN to MSN Fast Track Option. Both the BSN and MSN degrees can be earned in about 30 months, offering you two valuable career credentials in less time and for less overall cost. For more information, call 855-GCU-LOPE.
The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers a full spectrum of nursing degrees, from a pre-licensure BSN degree to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Our MSN degree offers multiple emphases including public health, informatics and education, as well as family nurse practitioner and acute care nurse practitioner. These degrees prepare advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).Health Care
If you are interested in strengthening skills in health administration management or public health, or if you would like to prepare to work as an athletic trainer, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions can help you take a step up. We offer an array of degree programs in diverse fields to help you to serve and lead in the dynamic health care industry.
The mission of the GCU athletic training program is to prepare you to become a superior quality athletic training professional while teaching you to become a global citizen, critical thinker, effective communicator and responsible leader. The objectives of program are to provide student athletic trainers with exceptional learning experiences to gain the knowledge and practical skills required to be a highly competent, functional and well-rounded athletic trainer.
Acceptance into the athletic training program is competitive and takes place during the spring semester of the first year. Not all students will be admitted into the clinical coursework, which begins in the sophomore year. Specific prerequisite courses must be taken prior to applying for admission, and clinical course requirements must be met in order meet CAATE accreditation standards and guidelines, as well as liability and health precautions. For more information about this program, call us at 855-GCU-LOPE.
Get a Head Start in College
High school students have a convenient, affordable way to get a head start on college classes with GCU's dual enrollment program. By attending college-level courses online while completing high school, you can experience college and earn college credit.
GCU serves both degree-seeking students and students who just need to take a class or two. You can take many bachelor's and master's classes as individually-and they are conveniently available online.
Minors Offer Advantages
If you are a traditional campus student who would like to add another credential to your primary degree, explore how adding a minor to your program can help you gain a competitive advantage.
GCU offers registered nurses who are enrolled in the Maricopa County Community College District or who hold a bachelor's degree in another field a faster way to their MSN degree.