Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-Licensure)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pre-Licensure program prepares students to function as professionals within the health care team by providing holistic, safe, and quality care for individuals, families, and communities in diverse settings. The BSN degree program includes an emphasis on spirituality, communication, health promotion, and disease prevention throughout the lifespan.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing students explore health care throughout the lifespan, including family, child bearing, pediatric, adult, and geriatrics. Various health care settings are utilized to plan and provide patient care, including community, acute care, home health, and ambulatory care.

Topics of focus in the BSN degree include: human anatomy/physiology, microbiology, psychology, pathophysiology, nutrition, gerontology, pharmacology, biomedical statistics, legal and ethical principals in health care, management concepts in nursing, research in nursing, nursing care of the childbearing family, home health nursing, community health nursing, family centered child health nursing, and community mental health nursing.

The program includes a capstone course which is a writing-intensive course that integrates theories and concepts from liberal arts education into nursing practice through the formation of a clinical change project. Emphasis is on applying evidence-based practice into the clinical setting.

As part of the educational experience, students will work extensively in a modern simulation lab in addition to participating in clinical rotations in area hospitals. Clinical rotations allow the student to further develop and refine their nursing, assessment and diagnosis skills. Nursing care areas are chosen according to student focus. A faculty member assists in planning, implementing and evaluating the learning experience with the student.

Bachelor of Science in nursing graduates are qualified to take the licensure exam once the BSN degree is posted and the application process is completed. In addition to academic/clinical courses, NCLEX preparation includes testing throughout the program and a four-day live NCLEX review prior to graduation.

GCU Nursing Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
The baccalaureate degree in nursing and masters degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.

On-campus program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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