GCU’s Accelerated Nursing Programs in Utah

16-Month ABSN Nursing Programs in Utah¹

Grand Canyon University’s accelerated BSN in Utah is your path to a high-quality nursing education that prepares you to graduate ready to take the nurse licensure exam in as few as 16 months.1

The Utah ABSN program at GCU provides a few added conveniences to help you pursue your nursing career:

  • Three start dates offered each year
  • Nursing courses available online2
  • Learning site located in the heart of Salt Lake City

Our full-time ABSN program helps you leverage your non-nursing college education into a nursing degree. Qualified students must have 60 or more transferable college credits to enter the program or hold an existing bachelor’s degree. GCU’s ABSN program in Utah follows a fast-paced sequence of:

  • Online courses that lay the foundation for your nursing education2
  • Nursing skills and immersive simulation experiences that put the knowledge you’ve gained through coursework into action
  • Clinical rotations that empower you to work alongside healthcare professionals at top healthcare settings in Utah

Our accelerated BSN Utah program prepares you to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) and enter the profession with confidence.


Utah registered nurse median annual salary as of May 20203

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Why Choose GCU as Your Accelerated BSN Program in Utah?

Getting your degree from GCU’s accelerated nursing program in Utah shows that you’re dedicated to bettering society by using best practices, ethical decision making and advanced knowledge to treat your patients. Nursing programs at GCU emphasize servant leadership and a Christian worldview, promoting acceptance, professionalism and selfless service to all.

Earn Your Accelerated BSN in Utah

As a student in GCU’s accelerated BSN in Utah, you will be prepared to succeed in the nursing profession as well as contribute to the greater good of society through servant leadership.

This program includes an in-person experience where you’ll gain valuable skills in simulation labs at our Utah location. With Utah’s beautiful landscape, buzzing healthcare industry and lots of options for food and entertainment, it’s an ideal location for earning your nursing degree. With three start dates a year, there’s no better time than now to start on your path to becoming a nurse.

ABSN Utah Learning Site

GCU’s accredited, accelerated BSN program currently has one convenient location in Utah.4

Utah ABSN Admissions Process

Our ABSN admissions requirements may vary by state and location. For more information on admissions requirements and to begin the admissions process for our nursing program in Utah, make sure to fill out the form on this page.

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

Are you ready to accelerate your nursing career? It all starts with our Utah ABSN program. Fill out the form on this page and our experienced admissions counselors will reach out to help you determine your ideal start date and location.

If you’re ready to begin your nursing career in Utah, 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.

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