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10484 W. Thunderbird Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85351

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If your calling is to become a nurse, you owe it to yourself to pursue the profession. And there’s no better place to earn a BSN than Grand Canyon University. For more than 70 years, we’ve provided students a transformative education grounded in our strong Christian mission. You can expect to graduate from our university as a competent, compassionate nurse who lives with purpose and serves with integrity.

The mission of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is to develop professionals using systems- and evidence-based practice to promote health, wellness, safety and quality care for individual patients and populations. It is supported by an academically rigorous liberal arts education reflecting Christian values.

College of Nursing and Health Care Professions Mission

1Secondary 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. For more information on the accreditation of nursing programs and other university approvals, please visit our University Accreditation and Regulations page.

2COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is based on September 2022, which can be found here: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses

3The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Registered Nurses as of May 2021. 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 with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as Registered Nurses. It does not reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country. 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.

Please note, not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment. Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Important information is available in the University Policy Handbook at

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Online Courses

Learn the fundamentals and theories of nursing practice in a way that integrates the demands of study with the demands of your daily life.

Nursing Skills Labs

Practice core clinical skills in a contextual setting that replicates a modern hospital environment.

Nursing Simulation Labs

Develop problem-solving skills and clinical judgment during highly realistic patient care scenarios.

Accelerate Your Nursing Career with Grand Canyon University

Our ABSN program allows you to:

  • Choose a Spring, Summer or Fall start date
  • Experience a straightforward admissions process
  • Be prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) with confidence
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Your Future in Nursing Begins Here and Now

Phoenix Area & Tucson Learning Sites

Can’t wait to become a nurse? Talk to an admissions advisor today and they will help find the right path for you.

A Career That Offers Personal and Professional Satisfaction

  • Estimated 6% growth for registered nurses from 2021 to 2031 as of September 20222
  • 195,400 new jobs estimated to open for registered nurses from 2021 to 2031 as of September 20222
  • Median annual wage of $77,600 for registered nurses as of May 20213
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ABSN Learning Sites in Arizona

We offer our ABSN program at two learning sites in the Phoenix area: Sun City and West Valley, one learning site in Chandler and one in Tucson.

Designed exclusively for accelerated nursing students, each facility features:

  • State-of-the-art skills labs and simulation suite
  • Immersive simulation experiences
  • Classroom space
  • Computer labs
  • Faculty offices and a student lounge
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Talk to an admissions advisor to learn how you can earn your BSN in as few as 16 months.1







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Earn Your BSN From Grand Canyon University

Your Future in Nursing Begins Here and Now

Phoenix Area & Tucson Learning Sites


Median Annual Wage for Registered Nurses2

Clinical Rotations

Gain real-world experience in diverse areas of nursing practice, across the life-span and specialty areas.

Tucson ABSN Learning Site

3500 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719

BSN Career Outcomes

BSN graduates have additional opportunities for advancement to leadership roles and are preferred by many employers.

Do you have 60+ college credits or a non-nursing bachelor's?

Our accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program can prepare you for the profession in as few as 16 months1 by building on your existing non-nursing college education.

Accelerated BSN Program Admissions Overview

While you don't need healthcare experience to apply to our 16-month1 ABSN program, you do need some non-nursing college education to be admitted to the program.

You must have a:

  • Minimum of 60 non-nursing college credits or a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, depending on the ABSN location you’re applying to.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA for the last 60 credit hours completed.
  • Minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA in the ABSN prerequisite courses.

Don't meet these requirements? You still may be eligible to take the ABSN prerequisite courses with GCU. Fill out the form above to speak to an academic advisor that can help you find your path.

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Do you have less than 60 college credits?

Fill out the form to get in contact with an admissions advisor. You may be eligible to take the prerequisite courses with GCU before applying.

Chandler ABSN Learning Site

4100 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226

Phoenix - West Valley ABSN Learning Site

2600 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85017

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