3 Reasons to Choose GCU’s Online RN to BSN


In today’s world of higher education, registered nurses everywhere are faced with countless options of where to further their education. Grand Canyon University understands that these students often have full-time jobs, families and commitments to factor in when exploring their higher education options. This is why the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is proud to promote our online RN to BSN for registered nurses looking to become part of the 80% of nurses who have their BSN by 2020.1

GCU is on your side and strives to have all students to succeed. We have tailored our RN to BSN degree to best accommodate the learning style and schedule of registered nurses and adult learners. Here are a few reasons why GCU is where you should earn your BSN:

Earn Your BSN in as Few as 16 Months

This online RN to BSN is crafted with the registered nurse and adult learner in mind. To earn your RN to BSN degree, you are enrolled in just one class at a time. This allows you to steadily earn your degree while balancing your work and home life. This format can also help decrease the initial intimidation of going back to school. Though taking one online class at a time may sound like it will prolong your schooling, you can still earn your BSN in as few as 16 months!

Transfer Up to 90 Credits to GCU

Did you know that you can transfer up to 90 credits toward your bachelor’s degree at GCU? This can help registered nurses who have continued to advance their education use credits they have already earned toward their BSN. Our free Lopes Credit Evaluation can help you determine how many of your credits will transfer to GCU, providing transparency about both your time to graduation and your costs to earn your degree.

New Lower RN to BSN Tuition
Only $340 Per Credit2

GCU just lowered the price of our accredited RN to BSN program by 30% to help make college more affordable!

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Choose a Fast Track Option and Earn Your MSN

If you are returning to school with the goal to eventually earn your Master of Science in Nursing, you may be interested in fast-tracking your education. GCU offers an RN to MSN Fast Track option to help you earn both your BSN and MSN in just 2.5 years (approximately 30 months), allowing you to earn two valuable credentials in a shortened amount of time and with less overall cost.

Want to learn more about the RN to BSN and your opportunities to advance your education? Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions can help you take the next step in advancing your nursing career. Visit our website or click the Request More Information button to contact a university counselor. 


1 Nelson, Lee. “Report: 80% Of Nursing Workforce Should Have A BSN By 2020.” Nurse.org. Retrieved from: nurse.org/articles/BSN-initiative-80-2020/

2 Cannot be used in conjunction with other GCU scholarships or awards.

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