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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.

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.

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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. 

Masters in Nursing Programs

Develop expertise in a key area of nursing by choosing one of GCU's masters in nursing programs (MSN). Like the RN to BSN, the MSN online is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and aligned with American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Essentials for Nursing Practice. These online nursing programs can help prepare you to compete for top leadership positions, such as chief nursing officer or vice president of nursing.

MSN in Healthcare Informatics

This online MSN in healthcare informatics helps you learn to use using patient data to improve decision-making, achieve better patient outcomes and optimize operational efficiency. 

MSN in Healthcare Systems

Hone your leadership skills, learn how to manage people and resources, and prepare for a career as a charge nurse or director of nursing with an MSN in healthcare systems.

MSN in Nursing Education

Share your passion for nursing by educating the next generation of nurses. This online MSN in nursing education helps you prepare for a role as a clinical or academic educator. 

MSN in Public Health Nursing

Develop knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines including biostatistics and health policy management, to define and address today's complex public health issues.

MSN: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Master of Science in Nursing: ACNP with an Emphasis in Adult-Gerontology focuses on health assessment and care management of adult and geriatric patients.

MSN-MBA Dual Program

Prepare for an advanced management position by earning a dual MSN-MBA. This online degree can help you gain business management skills and leadership competencies in nursing. 

MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner

Learn to perform focused and comprehensive health assessments, diagnosis and management of health and illnesses for patients across the lifespan with the FNP program

Can I complete a nursing degree completely online without clinicals?

Online nursing programs complete classwork 100 percent online, with the practicum capstone hours accomplished in your local area. 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.

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.

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.

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