College of Nursing and Health Care Professions Student Resources

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions provides resources that can enrich student life and provide additional educational opportunities. You can develop direct care skills in a simulation lab and network with other high achievers in the honor society. You can also enjoy the company of other Grand Canyon University students at school-sponsored healthcare clubs and organizations.

Office of Field Experience

If your degree program requires a field practicum in order to graduate, the Office of Field Experience (OFE) field experience specialists (FES) support you in setting up your clinical/practicum experience so that it meets our academic and professional standards.

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions' OFE and your FES determine if you have met all of the placement requirements necessary to participate in field experience courses.

Additional responsibilities of the OFE field experience specialists include:

  • Helping to ensure that you understand the nature of the field experience and the expectations involved.
  • Assisting you in the practicum application process, if required.
  • Confirming you meet the health and safety requirements of the site.
  • Approving selected site for field experience to ensure it meets practicum standards.
  • Counseling you if needed.
  • Communicating with the field experience instructors as necessary.

Community Service

GCU students doing community service at food bank

GCU strives to guide you in becoming a responsible, compassionate servant leader by supporting good works in the community.


GCU student at hiring fair

If you would like the opportunity to put theory into practice, explore elective internship opportunities.

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Students at GCU club and community fair

GCU and the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions sponsor healthcare and nursing clubs on campus to help you expand your knowledge, network and have fun. If you are an honors-level student, you can join Nu Upsilon, one of the largest honor societies for nurses in the nation. Check out our clubs.

GCU nursing students working in simulation lab

Simulation Lab

If you are enrolled in a direct care course of study, you will have access to our modern simulation lab during your third year of study to develop direct care skills in replicated medical settings.

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