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Grand Canyon University

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Grand Canyon University’s reputation for academic excellence has been built over decades; our strengths are what set us apart from our competition.

Founded in 1949, we are a university with a rich history of academic excellence, but with our continued growth and expansion, we are also pioneers in delivering private, Christian education in an affordable way.

As we continue to build upon our rich history, having a strong image helps us convey our strengths, our uniqueness and the spirit of our institution.

GCU offers online based degree programs within a dynamic learning environment for both traditional students as well as working professionals:

  • Business and Management
  • Nursing and Health Care
  • Teaching and School Administration
  • Psychology and Counseling
  • Theology and Ministry
  • Performing Arts and Creative Design
  • Medical Studies and Athletic Sciences
  • Criminal, Political and Social Sciences
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Language and Communications
  • Earlier Graduation – Our 4 credit classes allow you to complete your nursing degree in less time.
  • Degree Variety – GCU offers bachelors and masters degrees, as well as post-masters certificates. We offer high-demand programs such as RN to BSN, and MSN’s with multiple emphases.
  • Accredited – The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers programs accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)1 and approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
  • Learn From Leaders – At Grand Canyon University, classes are taught by industry leaders and subject matter experts

Our courses are appropriately sized for each content area and offer engaging interaction with classmates as well as individual attention from instructors who care about your success.

GCU is also experiencing an exciting time of campus expansion new dorms, classrooms, a student recreation center, food court and bowling alley. The main attraction is GCU’s new 7,000-seat Arena that is home to our men’s and women’s basketball teams and also hosts other events such as concerts and world-renowned Christian speakers.

As a regionally accredited university, GCU is consistently ranked among top colleges offering online courses by noteworthy sources including Fortune Small Business, Online Education Database (OEDb) and more.

Grand Canyon University has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission continually, since 1968. Grand Canyon University obtained its most recent 10-year reaccreditation in 2007. The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education licenses Grand Canyon University in Arizona.

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In addition, the university has obtained the following specialized accreditations and approvals for our core program offerings: Accreditation Council Business Schools and Programs, Arizona State Board of Education, Arizona Department of Education, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

The Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle St., Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604-1411
http://hlcommission.org/

1The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is also approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm

Programs Available at Grand Canyon University:

B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN). The RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate’s degree or diploma in nursing. The format and courses of the regionally accredited program are tailored to meet the needs of the adult learner RN, and to maximize strengths that the working RN possesses. A bridge course facilitates the transition of the working RN into the baccalaureate program. Courses are taught by experts in their respective fields who share knowledge and experience in areas of clinical patient care, health care management, and professional nursing practice and leadership. Opportunities are provided to apply concepts, theories, and research in the RN’s clinical practice. Both the science and art of nursing are integral components of the program and are woven throughout. The curriculum covers nurse competencies, management and leadership, health assessment, statistics, research, trends and issues, ethical decision-making, family-centered health, public health, and spirituality in health care. In addition, the student’s learning will culminate in project proposal to resolve and issue or problem in the nursing practice. Graduates of the program are prepared to become effective leaders in the nursing profession.



Grand Canyon University

  • Online

    Many working professionals aspire to attain a higher level of education. Grand Canyon University’s online degree programs offer the flexibility you need to get ahead, providing a quality education to help you thrive in today’s complex business world. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, GCU is an accredited university that stands out from other online education institutions.

    Choose from online degree programs in education, business, liberal arts, nursing and health sciences, and earn your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree online. Study at times that work for your schedule while staying connected with classmates and teachers via online discussions. Benefit from full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors committed to your individual growth and success.