College of Nursing and Health Care Professions Accreditations

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is accredited by The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), assesses the quality and integrity of nursing programs. The CCNE is an independent organization that serves to ensure the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate and nursing residency programs. Self-assessment of nursing programs is encouraged to promote internal growth, while the CCNE’s peer review process holds member nursing programs accountable to all interested parties. To be accredited by the CCNE, the mission, goals, resources and integrity of the program must be analyzed and approved. 

The following programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 887-6791
www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-Licensure)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Public Health Nursing
  • Master of Science of Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult Gerontology
  • Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master of Science in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with an Emphasis in Adult Gerontology
  • Post-Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with an Emphasis in Educational Leadership

CCNE Accreditation

Each of 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://www.ccneaccreditation.org)


Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

Recognized by CHEA, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) assesses and recognizes excellence in athletic training. The CAATE serves to uphold high standards of education within athletic training programs in order to ultimately enhance clinical practice. Woven within their mission are the values of transparency, accountability and excellence, which serve as a foundation for accredited athletic training education programs. CAATE accredits GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program.

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education
6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100
Austin, TX 78731-3184
Phone: 512-733-9700
caate.net


University Accreditation

Grand Canyon University has been fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1968. If you would like more information about this accreditation and how it and others help to serve the greater purpose of GCU, visit our University Accreditation page

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