Grand Canyon University
3300 W. Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85017
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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Master's degree
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN to BSN program is designed for registered nurses with an associate's degree or diploma in nursing. The format and courses of the regionally accredited program are tailored to meet the needs of the adult learner RN, and to maximize strengths that the working RN possesses. A bridge course facilitates the transition of the working RN into the baccalaureate program. Courses are taught by experts in their respective fields who share knowledge and experience in areas of clinical patient care, health care management, and professional nursing practice and leadership. Opportunities are provided to apply concepts, theories, and research in the RN's clinical practice. Both the science and art of nursing are integral components of the program and are woven throughout. Graduates of the program are prepared to become leaders in the nursing profession. Program Description: The Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program prepares registered nurses who have an associate degree or diploma in nursing to function as professionals within the health care team by providing holistic, safe, and quality care for individuals, families, and communities in diverse settings. The program includes an emphasis on spirituality, communication, health promotion, and disease prevention throughout the lifespan, which provides students the opportunity to achieve baccalaureate competencies.
BSN Program Details
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pre-Licensure program prepares students to function as professionals within the health care team by providing holistic, safe, and quality care for individuals, families, and communities in diverse settings. The program includes an emphasis on spirituality, communication, health promotion, and disease prevention throughout the lifespan.
MSN Program Details
The Master of Science in Nursing: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist program incorporates the advanced roles of clinician, researcher, learner/educator/coach, leader, community advocate, manager of systems, collaborator, and consultant. The master's prepared nurse requires clinical and organizational decision-making skills based on critical thinking, evidence-based research, and diagnostic reasoning. The nurse prepared at the advanced level synthesizes elements of caring into the nurse-client relationship within practice based on advocacy, as well as ethical, social, legal, political, and historical perspectives. Emphases are placed on client empowerment with unconditional regard for all. The advanced practice role includes an advanced clinical component such as nurse practitioner or the clinical nurse specialist (CNS). The nursing role specialty includes a continuation of nursing knowledge in nursing leadership or nursing education. A post-master's certificate program is available to those nurses who already have a Master of Science in Nursing degree.