Accelerated BSN Program Admissions Overview

GCU Admissions

While you don’t need prior health care experience to apply to our Accelerated BSN program, you do need a non-nursing college education to begin the admissions process.

The ABSN program gives you credit for what you’ve already accomplished as an undergraduate, enabling you to jump right into professional nursing study on the first day of class.

Admissions Requirements: Sun City Location

To be eligible for our ABSN program in Sun City, you must have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Admissions Requirements: Tucson Location

To be eligible for our ABSN program in Tucson, you must have a minimum of 60 non-nursing college credits from a regionally accredited institution.

Additional Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for the last 60 credit hours completed
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher in the ABSN prerequisite courses
  • Complete the HESI A2 entrance exam within the specified requirements:
    • 80% in Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary
    • 80% in Math
    • 75% in Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pass a Grand Canyon University background check. The background check expires after six months from date ordered. Your admissions counselor can advise you when to complete this step.
  • Obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card

Enrollment Schedule

As a prospective ABSN student, you’ll work closely with an assigned ABSN counselor whose job is to support you throughout the admissions process, from your initial inquiry to the first day of class.

FallAugust 24, 2020
SpringJanuary 4, 2021
SummerMay 3, 2021

We accept applications on a rolling basis, reviewing them upon receipt. Therefore, you can expect an admissions decision from us within a few weeks of applying to the program.  

Contact us to learn more about the Accelerated BSN admissions process.

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