GCU just lowered the price of our RN to BSN program by 30% to help make college more affordable.1
Earn Your RN to BSN Degree in 14 Months²
If you are a registered nurse (RN) with an associate degree or diploma certificate in nursing, Grand Canyon University’s (GCU) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) online program can prepare you for expanding professional roles in the healthcare system of tomorrow.3
- Get your RN-BSN
Complete RN to BSN core coursework in 14 months.2
- 5-week classes
With most classes being five weeks long, this helps you accelerate your degree completion.
- 90 credits transfer
Our complimentary, unofficial Lopes Credit Evaluation service will help you estimate your GCU transfer credits.4
Obtaining your Bachelor of Science in Nursing can position you to broaden your understanding of best practices in nursing, prepare you for graduate study and equip you for leadership positions in which increasing levels of education are expected.
GCU’s RN to BSN program is tailored to meet the needs of the RN adult learner and to maximize the strengths that the working RN already possesses. Our university counselors provide an upfront time to completion, as long as you follow the schedule provided, and our degree program calculator tools provide you with a general estimation of the cost of attendance.
Residency Requirement: Undergraduate students must complete at least 30 semester credits of coursework in a Grand Canyon University program to satisfy residency requirements.
Upper Division Credit Requirement: For a baccalaureate degree, a student must earn a minimum of 36 semester credits in upper division (300 or above) courses.
Gain Valuable Experience for Your Bachelor of Science in Nursing
In your BSN courses, you will receive instruction from practicing nurses in the field who will share their knowledge and experience in the areas of clinical patient care, healthcare management, professional development in nursing practice and leadership. You can gain valuable experience through hands-on and academic course curriculum that can be directly applied to a nursing job post-graduation.
Why Earn Your RN to BSN Online at GCU?³
Explore just a few of the many reasons to choose GCU’s accredited online RN to BSN program:6
Career Paths with a BSN Degree
Nurses with a BSN may apply their advanced knowledge and skills to position themselves for possible career advancement, a variety of workplace options and the chance to grow and develop in a field they may find rewarding. This degree may be valuable for those seeking:
- Job Opportunities: According to a recent survey by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 77.4% of employers express a strong preference for BSN program graduates, while 40.6% of hospitals and other healthcare settings are requiring new hires to have a bachelor’s degree in nursing.5
- Career Advancement: The knowledge that you can gain in this program can prepare you for various jobs in the healthcare field. More and more clinical nursing positions require a BSN degree. Get ahead of the curve while opening doors to opportunities in nursing.
- Workplace Options: Depending on your area of interest, you may be prepared to work in hospitals, ambulatory care centers, health service organizations or rehabilitative settings. Ultimately, what you are taught in an RN to BSN degree program can help you position yourself to pursue a career you are passionate about.
GCU is fully accredited from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university approvals, please visit our Nursing Accreditation and Regulations page.
RN to BSN Degree Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re hoping to set yourself up for potential advancement in the nursing field by earning your BSN degree, read through some frequently asked questions to learn more about the RN-BSN program.
If you’re looking to position yourself for possible advancement in the healthcare field by earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, fill out the form on this page to get in contact with a university counselor.
1 Cannot be used in conjunction with other GCU scholarships or awards.
2 The entire program requires 120 credits.
3 While all courses are completed online, you will need to attend clinical, practicum and immersion hours in person locally.
4 Service offered on business days only.
5 American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (n.d.). Employment of new nurse graduates and employer preferences for baccalaureate-prepared nurses, Retrieved Oct. 2022.
6 American Association of Colleges of Nursing. (n.d.). The impact of education on nursing practice. Retrieved April 2019.
7 Wolters Kluwer. (2022, Sept. 13). History of the ANCC magnet recognition program. Retrieved Oct. 2022.
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.