ABSN Program Requirements

If you’re ready to become a nurse, our 16-month* ABSN program in Arizona can get you started on your education as soon as possible. As long as you meet the admissions requirements, you can apply for a start date in January, May or August.

Admissions Checklist: Sun City Location

Before you can apply to and/or start in our ABSN program in Sun City, Arizona, you must have a:

  • Non-nursing bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • 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
  • Satisfactory scores on the HESI A2 entrance exam
  • 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

Admissions Checklist: Tucson Location

Before you can apply to and/or start in our ABSN program in Tucson, Arizona, you must have a:

  • Minimum of 60 non-nursing college credits from a regionally accredited institution
  • 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
  • Satisfactory scores on the HESI A2 entrance exam
  • 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

Applicants taking the HESI A2 exam must score 80% or higher in reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, score 80% or higher in math and score 75% or higher in human anatomy and physiology. Applicants can take the exam a maximum of four times to reach the required scores.

Application Checklist

Once you’ve met all of the requirements, you’ll submit your ABSN program application online, which includes uploading the following:

  • Official transcripts from each regionally-accredited institution attended
  • Official transcripts showing the successful completion of the prerequisites
  • HESI A2 entrance exam scores

Contact us to learn more about the ABSN program requirements.

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