Pursue a rewarding career in a healthcare field with a bachelor's degree from Grand Canyon University's (GCU) College of Nursing and Health Care Professions. With a long tradition of preparing students to fill evolving roles in the healthcare industry, we offer a variety of undergraduate healthcare degree programs to help you find your purpose.
If you are interested in a career in the healthcare field, we offer a healthcare administration degree, undergraduate health science program and Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Is your calling a career in nursing? Consider our BSN program, offered on our main campus in Phoenix and at satellite locations throughout Arizona. Interested in changing careers? Consider our ABSN program offered at two satellite campuses for an accelerated route to achieving your BSN. Already an RN? Learn more about our RN to BSN degree program.
College of Nursing and Health Care Professions
GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions helps to develop healthcare professionals who have a focus on promoting health, wellness, safety and quality care.
Health Sciences Degree
GCU offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Science in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care to help allied health professionals who have technical training stay competitive in the healthcare industry or prepare for a supervisory role. This health sciences degree covers a variety of relevant topics, including advanced patient care, risk management and healthcare regulations.
Healthcare Administration Degree
The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers a healthcare administration degree for individuals who wish to work within a healthcare organization to strategically implement new processes and manage various operations. Students in this program gain valuable insight into successful management strategies, project management, teamwork and leadership, with emphasis on understanding the inner workings of contemporary healthcare organizations.
This undergraduate healthcare degree is ideal if you wish to pursue a supervisory role in a hospital, government health department, long-term care facility or other health organization. Upon completion of the undergraduate healthcare administration degree, you may also choose to pursue a master's degree in the field in order to obtain a senior healthcare management position.
RN to BSN Degree Program
Registered nurses with an associate degree, diploma or certification may want to consider GCU's RN to BSN degree program. In the program, students learn from practicing nurses and experts in their respective fields, and gain skills in evidence-based practice, research and leadership.The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) degree program at Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
Accelerated BSN Program
Earn a BS in Nursing in as little as 16 months through our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, offered at our our our Sun City and Tucson campuses.* This program allows adults without a nursing background to use their education toward a BSN. Throughout the ABSN program, students will gain the professionalism and ethical decision-making skills they need to step into a nursing career post-graduation. For more information on our Accelerated BSN, and its locations, visit our ABSN page.
*Applicants must transfer in a minimum of 60 credits, or completed baccalaureate degree based on location, and complete 9 prerequisite courses/labs prior to starting the program that is 123 credits total and 16 months in length.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
GCU's BSN program (pre-licensure) is designed to give you the skills you need to help you serve the community by providing high-quality patient care to individuals across the lifespan. At GCU, Bachelor of Science in Nursing students work in a modern simulation lab and complete clinical rotations to gain hands-on experience and refine nursing assessment and diagnostic skills.
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Interested in a career as an athletic trainer? GCU's Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training prepares you for the Board of Certification Examination with an accredited degree program that emphasizes human anatomy, prevention of injuries, physiology of exercise and more. Students in the athletic training program also participate in clinical rotations and labs to gain hands-on experience.
What can you use an athletic training degree for?
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program, you will be prepared to take the Board of Certification Examination. Certified athletic trainers are prepared to work with athletes of all ages and skill levels. Many students who earn an athletic training degree are interested in pursuing a career as an athletic trainer at a high school, college or university, professional sports team or clinic.
If you are a registered nurse (RN) who has a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing, you may want to consider a bridge to MSN program. GCU's bridge programs consist of six courses that prepare you to earn your Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. As part of the MSN, you choose from a variety of emphases, including healthcare informatics and nursing education.
What is a bridge program for nursing?
A bridge program can help you successfully transition into an advanced nursing degree if you have a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing. At GCU, we offer a bridge to MSN program that consists of six courses, designed to help you gain the knowledge you need to successfully complete the MSN program. The length of time it takes to complete bridge programs varies. Contact an enrollment representative for more information.
Enjoy the convenience of online courses from an accredited university with GCU's online degree programs. Learn about your options and our dynamic virtual classrooms.
For the working professional, evening classes offer an opportunity to enjoy face-to-face interactions with faculty and peers while also earning a degree at times convenient for you.
GCU's growing main campus in Phoenix, an oasis in the heart of the city, offers new classroom buildings, popular dining options, state-of-the-art facilities and so much more.
In addition to our thriving main campus in Phoenix, GCU offers several convenient satellite locations, giving you options for earning your undergraduate healthcare degree.
GCU is a military-friendly university committed to helping you use your benefits to earn your degree. Learn more about our healthcare and BSN military discount and transfer options.