GCU’s Accelerated Nursing Programs in Salt Lake City Area

16-Month ABSN Nursing School in Salt Lake City — Sandy from GCU¹

Grand Canyon University offers an accelerated nursing program in the Salt Lake City area (Sandy, Utah) for those looking to transition from a non-nursing college background into nursing. Earn your BSN in 16 months from an accredited nursing school near Salt Lake City.1

At our ABSN program near Salt Lake City, our three start dates and hybrid format give you flexibility, while our in-person labs and clinical rotations provide you with a hands-on, advanced education. If you have a minimum of 60 college credits or a bachelor’s degree and are looking to become a nurse, consider earning your BSN in Salt Lake City — Sandy. (ABSN program requirements may vary by location).


Registered nurses in the Salt Lake City metro area have a median annual wage of $68,680 as of May 2020.2

SLC ABSN Scholarship Offer
Up to $8,000 nursing scholarship available for those who qualify.³

Enroll in our accelerated BSN pre-nursing program at our Salt Lake City (Sandy, UT) learning site and receive a $2,000 scholarship toward your tuition, if you qualify.3 Learn more about this scholarship opportunity.

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Why Choose GCU as Your Accelerated BSN Program in Salt Lake City — Sandy?

GCU’s ABSN in the heart of Salt Lake City can help you transition into nursing faster, preparing you with best practices, hands-on experience and knowledge to have a career you may find rewarding. Nursing students at GCU receive a well-rounded education through the lens of a Christian worldview, emphasizing professionalism, critical thinking and ethical decision-making.

Accelerated BSN Utah Program for Non-Nurses

Our accredited ABSN program in Utah is designed to provide you with the high-quality education you need to become a confident, job-ready nurse.4

Complete your online nursing coursework from anywhere via our intuitive platform.5

Hone your nursing skills and clinical judgment in our on-site skills and simulation labs.

Gain practical experience at top healthcare organizations in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area.

Don’t put your future on hold, accelerate into the nursing profession now.


Accelerated BSN Near Salt Lake City Learning Site

150 Civic Center Drive, Suite 500
Sandy, UT 84070

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

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Accelerated BSN Salt Lake City — Sandy Program FAQs

Our frequently asked questions are here to provide answers to questions you may have about accelerated nursing school near Salt Lake City.

Nursing programs are typically competitive, therefore it’s imperative to review all requirements before applying to the program. GCU’s ABSN program near Salt Lake City requires 60 previously completed college credits, with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. There are additional pre-requisite course GPA requirements as well that should be considered.

An ABSN program is a great way to earn your BSN faster while still receiving a quality nursing education. Those who are looking to transition into nursing from a previous degree may find this degree option to be a great fit.

While the ABSN program in Salt Lake City — Sandy is a hybrid program, there is a substantial in person requirement that may make it difficult to work. Students are required to attend in-person labs, clinicals and proctored exams. It is recommended that you plan to focus your full time on your studies and success in the program.

Before applying to the program, it is recommended to speak with an admissions advisor. Your advisor will help determine if the ABSN is the right fit for you. If so, they will guide you through the application process.

If you’re ready to begin your nursing career in the Salt Lake City area, request more information.

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.

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 ABSN SLC 2000, 1MOU ABSN SLC 2001 and 1MOU ABSN SLC 2002: This scholarship applies to tuition and fees only and is valued at $2,000 per semester for the Spring 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025 semesters. The accelerated BSN Pre-Nursing Salt Lake City (Sandy, UT) Scholarship is only valid for those applicants who meet all admissibility requirements including secondary acceptance into the clinical portion of your program. You must be enrolled full-time as a Ground Traditional student into the ABSN program and a clinical participant at the Salt Lake City (Sandy, UT) location. Scholarship is renewable each semester, not to exceed $8000 in total. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other GCU scholarships.

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

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