Grand Canyon University

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Online Nursing and Health Care Programs

Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier private, Christian university where students can find their purpose. The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions prepares learners to think critically, care compassionately and develop smart collaborative strategies for global wellness.  Building on a 30-year tradition of excellence.

Accredited Online Degree Programs in Nursing and Health Care

Grand Canyon University's online RN to BSN program offers a valuable opportunity for ambitious nursing professionals! Balance your busy work schedule with your BSN studies by completing classwork 100% online (clinical, practicum and immersion hours completed locally). Move forward on the path to leadership and success! Hone your skills, deliver the highest level of evidence-based patient care and expand your professional opportunities.

Find out how many courses you will need to complete your BSN with a comprehensive, complimentary pre-evaluation of your transcripts. Typically, KCTCS graduates transfer in 84 credits as long as they earned a C or better and the course was college level.

core courses

Core Courses and Course Descriptions
Course Name Course Description
Professional Dynamics (3 credits) Bridge course for the RN who is returning to postgraduate study.
Family-Centered Health Promotion (3 credits) Principles of family health, screenings, communications and education.
Health Assessment (3 credits) Explore various methods of history taking and individual screening.
Concepts in Community and Public Health (3 credits) Focus on health assessment and intervention for diverse populations.
Applied Statistics for Health Care Professionals (3 credits) Learn how to interpret, evaluate and apply statistical data.
Introduction to Nursing Research (3 credits) Learn to utilize research findings in this writing intensive course.
Ethical and Spiritual Decision Making in Health Care (3 credits) Develop a Christian spiritual foundation for assessment and care.
Nursing Leadership and Management (3 credits) Explore management and leadership values, styles and skills.
Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Client's Health (3 credits) Enhance understanding of disease processes.
Trends and Issues in Today's Health Care (3 credits) Explore the impact various societal forces on health care policy and practice.
Professional Capstone and Practicum (6 credits) Design an evidence-based solution to a real-world health care problem.

Program Course Requirements

  • General Education Requirements (6-8 credits)
  • Major Requirements (36 credits)
  • Open Elective Credits (76-78 credits)
  • Total Degree Requirements (120 credits)

Contact for more information

Kelly Morley

University Development Manager

(602) 247-4960


The information printed in this material is accurate as of JULY 2021. For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university licensures, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page at Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment. Important policy information is available in the University Policy Handbook at ©2021 Grand Canyon University 21CONE0307