Grand Canyon University

For more than 70 years, Grand Canyon University (GCU) has delivered transformative education experiences rooted in Christian values. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, the private Christian university prepares students of all faiths to lead and serve in their chosen professions.

GCU offers more than 200 academic programs across nine colleges, including business, education, engineering, fine arts, nursing and social sciences. But no matter the area of study, every GCU student completes a challenging curriculum framed within the context of the university’s Christian mission.

College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

For nearly 35 years, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at Grand Canyon University has prepared students to pave the way in all areas of health care.

As one of the top nursing schools in Arizona, we offer a range of accredited programs to meet the career goals of students at all levels of learning, from pre-licensure to advanced practice.

We’ve also evolved our nursing programs over the years to meet the ever-changing demands of health care—with our ABSN program being a great example.

Launched in 2020, our 16-month* ABSN program helps offset the mounting nursing shortage in Arizona, Nevada and Utah.

The program not only supplies health care employers with a steady stream of prepared nursing graduates, but also gives qualified individuals increased access to a quality nursing education.

GCU college of nursing students

Individuals who meet our academic requirements are eligible for our ABSN program. We have four standalone ABSN program locations, each one enrolling students three times a year.

Above all, our nursing school graduates are among the most sought-after nurses in Arizona. Health care employers throughout the state appreciate the emphasis we put on ethical decision-making, professionalism and servant leadership.


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