Explore Online Nursing Programs to Advance Your Education

Find a rewarding career in the field of nursing by enrolling in one of the online nursing programs at Grand Canyon University (GCU). Offered through the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, our online nursing degrees are designed to help you foster best practices and patient care success.

Prepare to serve others as future leaders within the healthcare field by choosing from a variety of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. By choosing one of our online nursing programs, you can prepare for an exciting healthcare career while enjoying the flexibility offered by GCU's online degree programs.

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RN to BSN online programs give you the flexibility to take your career to the next level. GCU's accredited RN to BSN helps you gain knowledge in community health, healthcare management and professional nursing practice. Become a leader in the nursing profession, and strengthen your knowledge of patient care. 


The BSN to MSN Fast Track Option simulates an RN to MSN program in duration, but allows you to take advantage of the opportunities a BSN provides. Complete two graduate-level courses from your chosen MSN emphasis as electives toward your BSN. Explore a specialization and gain directly applicable knowledge.

DNP Online

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed for practice-focused leaders who are interested in translating current research into innovative solutions that help achieve positive outcomes. The DNP online helps you meet your personal and professional goals while preparing for a career as a nurse executive or educator. 

Can I complete a nursing degree completely online without clinicals?

Clinicals are an essential part of most nursing programs, as they allow you to apply your knowledge and gain hands-on skills. Many of GCU's online nursing programs contain a clinical practicum and an evidence-based capstone course, which are designed to help put your knowledge into practice. At GCU, the Office of Field Experience can help you set up your clinical/practicum experience.

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What is the fastest route to obtaining a nursing degree online?

The length of time it takes to earn one of our online nursing degrees will depend on your previous education and experience. RN to BSN candidates who want to earn an MSN can accelerate their nursing education by choosing the BSN to MSN Fast Track Option. Speak with an enrollment representative by calling 855-GCU-LOPE to learn more about your opportunities.

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Post-Master of Science in Nursing

If you have already completed your Master of Science in Nursing, but wish to further your education by earning a specialized certificate, then consider one of GCU's Post-Mater of Science in Nursing programs. Our programs focus on applicable skills to help you prepare to work with diverse populations across the lifespan or mentor and teach the next generation of nurses. Find out more about these Post-MSN programs to see if one is right for you.

Post-MSN: ACNP Cert

Post-MSN: Nursing Ed Cert

Fuel your passion for nursing by preparing to educate future nurses in an academic or clinical setting by earning a Post-Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Education Certificate.

Post-MSN: FNP Cert

GCU's Post-Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate is designed to help you prepare for a role as a practice primary care provider who works with diverse patients.

Online Nursing Degrees

Thinking about earning your nursing degree online from GCU? Explore our online degree programs, and learn about the benefits of choosing a leader in online education.

Our Nursing College

For nearly 35 years, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions has been preparing the next generation of healthcare leaders to fill evolving roles.

Military & Military Spouses

GCU offers programs in online nursing for military spouses, military members and veterans. Explore our nursing programs for military spouses and servicemembers.