Accelerated BSN Program FAQs

What is blended learning?

Blended learning, also known as hybrid learning, is an education format that combines online and on-site curriculum. As an ABSN student, you’ll complete a rigorous blend of online coursework, hands-on nursing labs and in-person clinical rotations.

What ABSN prerequisites do I need?

Before we can admit you into the program, you must complete nine ABSN prerequisites with a cumulative prerequisite GPA of 3.25 or higher. The prerequisites are:  human anatomy and physiology II + lab, microbiology + lab, applied nutrition, applied pathophysiology, lifespan development and introduction to general, organic and biochemistry + lab. (Note: This does not include the required general education courses.)

How much does the accelerated nursing program cost?

Our 16-month ABSN program tuition is $53,550. This does not include ancillary program fees.

If the coursework is online, can I complete the program from anywhere?

Not exactly. While you can complete the online coursework anytime, anywhere, you need to be within driving distance of our ABSN site. Students come to this location regularly to complete their nursing labs with faculty. Also, students complete their clinicals at designated health care facilities near our site.

Why is the NCLEX pass rate important?

Every nursing school graduate needs to pass the NCLEX before he/she can be licensed to practice as a registered nurse. Consistently high first-time NCLEX pass rates for a school usually means it provides a quality education that reinforces the type of nursing content presented throughout the exam.

How do I start my nursing school application?

The first step is to speak with an admissions counselor to make sure the ABSN program is the right education path for you. If the program is a good fit and you decide to apply, this counselor will provide you with a high level of personalized support throughout the enrollment process.

Is the ABSN program accredited?

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

Contact us if you have additional questions about our Accelerated BSN program in Arizona.

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. ©2021 Grand Canyon University

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