About Grand Canyon University:
A Premier Private University in Arizona

Since 1949, Grand Canyon University has been a premier private university in Arizona, helping students find their purpose and achieve their potential in preparing them to land a career in their chosen field, advance in their current career, or change careers. As a Christian university, GCU also encourages students to find their purpose in Christ, with an emphasis on applying Christian values and ethics to the workplace.

With a growing campus, located in the heart of Phoenix, this private university offers its students many amenities such as a heated pool, four new dorm buildings, a new Student Union, a new dining hall complete with an underground Christian music venue and six-lane bowling alley, and a state-of-the-art student recreation center. Also, the GCU Arena, a 5,000-seat facility, is home to the GCU men's and women's basketball teams as well as major concerts, theatrical productions and other events.

In addition to the traditional campus, GCU offers online program that allow you to be in any location, studying at any time of day or night you choose, while still enjoying the close connection with your classmates and instructor via online discussions. It's the perfect solution for those seeking the flexibility online classes offer. Unlike exclusively online universities, our program are supported with the integrity and prestige of a traditional campus. As an online student at Grand Canyon University, you're joining a community of dedicated faculty, staff and students who care about your success. The prestigious, private university is regionally accredited and consistently ranked among the top colleges offering online courses by noteworthy sources including Fortune Small Business, Online Education Database (OEDb) and more.

GCU's quality academic program, offered through our colleges, provide the essential knowledge and skills needed to be effective in today's complex business world. Grand Canyon University offers a variety of degree program through the Ken Blanchard College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, College of Arts and Science, College of Theology, College of Fine Arts and Production, and College of Doctoral Studies. As a leading private university in Arizona, GCU emphasizes individual attention for both traditional undergraduate students as well as the working professional.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at http://www.gcu.edu/degree-programs/ppc

Grand Canyon University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  
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  •  Earlier Graduation – Our 4 credit classes allow you to complete your nursing degree in less time.

  • Degree Variety – GCU offers bachelors and masters degrees, as well as post-masters certificates. We offer high-demand programs such as RN to BSN, and MSN’s with multiple emphases.

  • Accredited – The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions offers programs accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)1 and approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

  • Learn From Leaders – At Grand Canyon University, classes are taught by industry leaders and subject matter experts



  • 1The baccalaureate degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing at Grand Canyon University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

  • GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is also approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing.

  • ²Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm

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