ABSN Nursing Program in Tucson

16-Month Accelerated Nursing Programs in Tucson from GCU¹

Grand Canyon University’s accelerated nursing program in Tucson gives aspiring nurses the opportunity to earn their BSN degree in 16 months.1 Our ABSN program offers three start dates, hands-on labs and clinical rotations in Tucson, allowing you to earn your degree faster and begin working sooner.

With multiple nursing pathways available, our Tucson ABSN program is designed for individuals who have either a non-nursing degree or for those with transfer credits or no prior coursework. This allows you to build on your previous college experience, focusing solely on your transition into nursing. (ABSN requirements may vary by state and location).


Registered nurses in the Tucson area have a median annual wage of $75,680 as of May 20222

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Why Choose GCU as Your Accelerated BSN Program in Tucson?

As a GCU ABSN student in Tucson, you’ll gain a well-rounded, Christian education backed by best practices and taught by experienced, knowledgeable staff. Through hands-on training, online courses and clinical experiences, you’ll gain all the essential skills and knowledge required to graduate as a job-ready nurse.3

Tucson ABSN Admissions Process

Reach out to one of our Tucson 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.

Tucson ABSN Programs at Grand Canyon University

GCU offers an ABSN program in Tucson that allows you to earn your degree fast, through a hybrid format from an accredited, trusted university.4

Complete nursing coursework online, from anywhere.3

Earn an exceptional nursing degree in as few as 16 months.1

Get your nursing education from an accredited university.

Apply your previous education toward your nursing degree.


Accelerated BSN Tucson Learning Site

3500 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719

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Accelerated BSN Tucson Program FAQs

Read through some of our frequently asked questions below to learn more about getting your ABSN degree in Tucson.

There are specific program requirements you should review to help you determine how to be a strong candidate, as ABSN programs can be competitive. GCU’s ABSN program in Tucson requires at least 60 college credits to be eligible, along with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher. Additional prerequisite GPA requirements may also apply.

If you are in the Tucson area and looking to transition into nursing, GCU’s accelerated nursing program could be a great option for you. In an ABSN program, you will graduate faster than a traditional program with a high-quality education, so you can feel prepared to join the healthcare workforce sooner.

Because of the in-person requirement for the ABSN program, students may find it difficult to continue to work while also fully focusing on their studies. As a student, you should plan to attend in-person labs, proctored exams and clinicals, as well as dedicating time for studying outside of the classroom.

The first step in the application process for GCU’s nursing program in Tucson is to speak with one of our dedicated admissions advisors. Your advisor will provide a review of your transcripts, determine if the ABSN program is a good fit for you, and if so, they will help you move forward in the application process.

If you’re ready to begin your nursing career in Tucson, 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 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Registered Nurses of May 2022, retrieved on Aug. 15, 2023. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 and 2021 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.

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

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