Take the Next Step with a BSN Pre Licensure Degree
This Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pre-Licensure Degree from Grand Canyon University readies graduates to practice as generalist registered nurses. They are able to work across all areas of healthcare and in a variety of health-related settings. The focus of the Pre-Licensure BSN at GCU is providing quality care through evidence-based, holistic practices to diverse communities and populations.If you already have a bachelor’s degree, consider enrolling in our Accelerated BSN (ABSN) program for a faster route to earning your degree.
Build Your Skills Through Practice with a CCNE-Accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program
The pre-licensure BS in nursing program at GCU includes clinical practice with hands-on experience. Students work across the continuum of care to experience real-life situations they may face during their careers. They also learn how to promote health for their patients and to use new technology in the quest for the best patient care. GCU BSN pre-licensure grads are prepared to assume leadership roles.
During the clinical program, pre-licensure BSN students work directly with clients and families. They complete a capstone project that requires research and evidence-based findings. These findings help them develop safety practices related to nursing and current literature that can be applied to their future careers.
Students who excel in the clinical program can apply for the Transition to Practice (TTP) Nurse Residency program before their last semester. This prestigious and competitive program will pair students in one-to-one mentorships at host healthcare locations. The TTP programs add to the experience and readiness of newly licensed RNs.
This GCU program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). It meets the standards set forth by numerous professional agencies, including the American Association of Colleges of Nurses, Quality and Safety Education in Nursing (QSEN) Project and the American Nursing Association.
Prepare to Pass the NCLEX-RN
Students in the Pre-Licensure BSN program at GCU learn the comprehensive information they need to take the NCLEX-RN licensing exam and become a nurse generalist. The exam requires critical thinking and an understanding of ethical nursing practices. GCU is dedicated to preparing nursing students for the NCLEX-RN as proven by our testing scores. GCU’s first quarter 2019 first time pass rate rests at 98.2%--higher than the Arizona’s Board of Nursing’s state-wide average at 95.16%.
The coursework required by the GCU Pre-Licensure BSN follows the NCLEX-RN test plan. It includes topics such as:
- Health assessment
- Adult Health
- Mental Health
In addition, GCU students learn to care for people across their lifespan. This means that BSN (pre-licensure) graduates take courses about working with populations from newborn to the older client.
What Can You Do with a Pre-Licensure Bachelor’s in Nursing Degree?
Pre-Licensure Nursing degree grads are eligible to take the NCLEX_RN. With the successful completion of that exam, you can become a registered nurse (RN). Earning a BSN gives RNs additional training and leadership opportunities. These experiences enhance the quality of care and can allow graduates to pursue more advanced leadership and career opportunities. Additionally, the BSN (pre-licensure) degree enables grads to go on to earn a master’s degree in nursing.
If helping people through work as a nurse is your dream, it is time for you to learn more. Join us for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Pre-Licensure) degree at GCU today.
Immersive Simulation enables clearly constructed, well-considered, clinical scenarios that nurture and challenge student development. Students will learn to interact with clients in scenarios that are aligned with evidence-based national standards and best practices. The Pre-Licensure Nursing program has designed two fully-equipped simulation suites. Each simulation suite is equipped with a control room, nurses’ station, four hospital rooms and debrief rooms.
Once enrolled into the pre-licensure program, you will have access to our up-to-date simulation lab during the third and fourth years of study to develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning in a simulated and safe environment that is immediately transferrable to a real-life medical setting.
The Immersive Simulation Center at Grand Canyon University provides opportunities to the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions’ students to integrate client simulation technology into the values-based curricula based on our Christian heritage. The mission of the Immersive Simulation Center is to enable students to develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to become effective communicators and responsible leaders in health care.
*The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master’s degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice at GCU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
General Education Requirements
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.