GCU’s Accelerated Nursing Programs in Arizona

16-Month ABSN Program in Arizona¹

Grand Canyon University’s Arizona ABSN programs are your path to earning your nursing degree from a respected and accredited institution in as few as 16 months.1

In addition to an accelerated format, GCU’s ABSN Arizona programs offer additional conveniences that make earning your bachelor’s in nursing even easier:

  • Three start date options available each year
  • ABSN program offered at an Arizona location near you
  • Online nursing coursework2

Our full-time, accelerated nursing program in Arizona expands on the non-nursing college credits you’ve already earned so you can begin your nursing coursework sooner. Eligible students must have 60 or more college credits to enroll in the program or hold an existing bachelor’s degree (requirements vary by ABSN location).

Upon graduating with your BSN in Arizona, you will be eligible and prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) to become a registered nurse (RN).


Arizona registered nurse median annual salary as of May 20203

Why Choose GCU as Your Accelerated BSN Program in Arizona?

Nursing graduates from GCU are job ready, knowledgeable and highly skilled in their understanding of the nursing field and ability to care for others. At GCU, we integrate a Christian worldview in everything we do, welcoming everyone and their differing perspectives to be a part of a high quality, all-encompassing college experience.

Get More Information

Loading Form


Two Arizona ABSN students walking in hospital

Arizona ABSN Admissions Process

Reach out to one of our Arizona ABSN enrollment counselors to help make the admissions process easier. Admissions requirements may vary by state, so it’s important to talk to one of our qualified admissions counselors to ensure you fulfill all the needed requirements.

Need-based scholarships available to Arizona accelerated BSN students!

Student must commit to work as a nurse in Arizona for a minimum of four years post-graduation and meet all admission requirement. Scholarship is only awarded to those who meet the criteria after all federal and gift aid has been applied.4

View ABSN Scholarship


Arizona ABSN Learning Sites

GCU’s accredited, accelerated BSN program has multiple convenient locations in Arizona.5

View our Postsecondary State Authorizations and SARA and State Disclosures information for Arizona.

If you’re ready to begin your accelerated nursing journey in Arizona and become a job-ready nurse faster, get in contact with one of our dedicated admissions advisors today.

If you’re ready to begin your nursing career in Arizona, request more information.

1 Secondary Applicants must transfer a minimum of 60 of the required 123 credits or have completed a baccalaureate degree which includes nine prerequisite courses/labs and 10 general education courses prior to starting the core nursing courses, which can be completed in as few as 16 months. Direct Entry Applicants that do not transfer 60 credits but meet the minimum requirements can complete these credits through GCU prior to starting the core nursing courses. Depending on the state where student has enrolled or intends to complete the program, student may require additional courses. This may include, but is not limited to, additional general education courses, courses in the major, clinical courses, or a different course sequence. See University Policy Handbook

2 While all courses are completed online, you will need to attend clinical, practicum and immersion hours in person locally.

3 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Registered Nurses of May 2020. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may also impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the BLS. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers from across the country and designated areas within the country with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as Registered Nurses. It also does not reflect a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. You may also wish to compare median salaries if you are considering more than one career path.

MOU 8564, 8563, 8562, 8561 and 8560: The ABSN Arizona Nursing Service Scholarship Award is a need-based scholarship for students who meet the academic requirements for the ABSN clinical program. Eligible applicants will receive a scholarship up to the cost of tuition and fees for the ABSN clinical program, once all other federal and gift aid is awarded. The scholarship requires the recipient to serve as a nurse in Arizona for at least four years after graduation. Failure to fulfill this service commitment will result in the need to repay the scholarship to GCU. This scholarship is contingent on starting the secondary portion of the program in Fall 2023 at specific Arizona learning site locations. GCU's scholarship committee will review all applications and select the recipients. Successful candidates will be notified of the scholarship award, which cannot be combined with any other offers.

5 For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university approvals, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.