Accelerated BSN (ABSN) Degree Program Locations

While our main campus in Phoenix is home to our traditional BSN program, we offer our accelerated BSN program at the satellite locations listed below. Eligible students must have 60 or more college credits to enroll in the program or hold an existing bachelor’s degree (requirements may vary by ABSN location).

Our full-time accelerated nursing program expands on the non-nursing college credits you’ve already earned so you can begin your nursing coursework sooner. Designed exclusively for accelerated nursing students, each facility features skills labs and immersive simulation experiences, classroom space, faculty offices and a student lounge.

As an ABSN student, you and your classmates will regularly visit your location of enrollment to complete hands-on labs and simulations under the guidance of faculty. This is also where you’ll take proctored exams.

Whether you attend our 16-month1 ABSN program in Arizona, IdahoMissouri, Nevada or Utah, you’ll receive the same quality accelerated nursing education taught by our faculty.

Arizona ABSN Program

Our accelerated BSN nursing programs in Arizona each have three start dates per year.

GCU’s accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Arizona consists of:

  • Online courses that build a foundational knowledge of the nursing profession.
  • Nursing skills and immersive simulation experiences that challenge students to apply the skills they’ve learned during coursework at one of our learning sites.
  • Clinical rotations that offer networking opportunities and allow students to gain hands-on experience at Arizona healthcare organizations.


Phoenix Area Learning Sites:

Chandler: 4100 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226

Sun City: 10484 W. Thunderbird Blvd., Sun City, AZ 85351

West Valley, Phoenix: 2600 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85017


Tucson Area Learning Site:

Tucson: 3500 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719

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


GCU’s Accelerated BSN Degree in Idaho

Enroll in GCU’s ABSN program in Idaho and prepare to earn your BSN degree in 16 months.1 You can work to become a career-ready nurse by completing in-person immersive experiences and clinical rotations, alongside completing your online coursework.

As an Idaho ABSN student, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Complete online courses to gain a solid foundation of nursing knowledge
  • Partake in immersive simulation and hands-on skills lab experiences
  • Attend your clinical rotations near Boise (Meridian, ID) at a respectable healthcare facility

Meridian Learning Site: 1144 S. Silverstone Way, Meridian, ID 83642

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

Missouri ABSN Program

Prepare for a career in nursing by completing your accelerated BSN degree in Missouri. While completing your ABSN program in St. Louis, you can attend hands-on skills labs and immersive simulations and be taught critical nursing skills to later apply in your clinical rotations. Some other benefits of our Missouri ABSN program include:

  • Three start dates to choose from per year
  • A hybrid format with online classes
  • In-person experiences, including skills labs, immersive simulations and clinical rotations

Enroll in our Missouri ABSN program in St. Louis to earn your nursing degree in as few as 16 months.1

St. Louis Learning Site: 721 Emerson, St. Louis, MO 63141

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

GCU’s Accelerated Nursing Degree Program in Nevada

Our accelerated BSN program in Las Vegas, Nevada makes a nursing education accessible in as few as 16 months,1 with three start dates available per year.

Students in GCU’s Las Vegas ABSN program follow a rigorous sequence of:

  • Online courses that teach nursing fundamentals and theory.
  • Nursing skills and immersive simulation experiences that focus on applied learning and practice at our learning site in Las Vegas.
  • Clinical rotations at healthcare organizations in Nevada that offer practical experience in a variety of nursing specialty areas.

Las Vegas – Henderson Learning Site: 2485 Village View Dr., Suite 300, Henderson, NV 89074

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

GCU’s Accelerated BSN Degree in Utah

Our accelerated BSN program in Utah is your path to a nursing education. Part of your nursing education will include in-person experience you’ll gain through skills and simulation labs at our Utah location. With three start dates a year, you could graduate ready to take the nurse licensure exam in as few as 16 months.1

As a student in GCU’s accelerated BSN degree in Utah, your schedule will follow a sequence of:

  • Online courses that lay the foundation for your nursing education.
  • Nursing skills and immersive simulation experiences that put the knowledge you’ve been taught through coursework into action at our learning site in Salt Lake City.
  • Clinical rotations where you'll work alongside healthcare professionals and faculty at healthcare settings in Utah.

Salt Lake City – Sandy Learning Site: 150 Civic Center Dr., Suite 500, Sandy, UT 84070


Accelerated Nursing Degree Program Tuition

By enrolling in an accelerated nursing degree program, you are investing in a future career that you may find challenging and rewarding. Start planning for your future in nursing today by visiting our ABSN tuition page for program fees and financial aid information.

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Benefits of Enrolling in GCU’s ABSN Program

Online Nursing Coursework

Complete your online coursework conveniently from anywhere via our interactive platform.

Skills and Simulation Labs

Develop your nursing skills and clinical judgment in a mock clinical environment.

Valuable Clinical Experience

Put your skills into action by working with nursing professionals at top healthcare facilities.

Transfer Friendly

Apply your previous education toward your nursing degree.


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.

Fill out the Request Info form on this page to learn more about earning your ABSN in a location nearest you.

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