Grand Canyon University

College Type: Four or more years, Private for-profit


BSN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 94.55%
Average number of students tested annually: -
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Grand Canyon University as reported by Arizona state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 97.02 96.69
2011 95.79 91.32
2010 90.84 90.1
2009 86.06 89.28
2008 77 88.58
2007 85 85.98
2006 80 89.72

Masters Program

The Grand Canyon University offers the Master of Science Degree in a range of nursing programs.  The MSN programs include specialties in advanced nursing practice, nursing administration, leadership, education, public health and informatics.

The different graduate specialties develop core theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for practice at the graduate level. The program includes foundational courses in nursing theory, health policy, nursing research, ethical practice and healthcare systems financing.

The Master’s in Nursing, specialties include clinical practice hours ranging from 150 to 650 hours.  Students in all specialties are required to develop an evidence based project which shows the integration of theoretical knowledge in the different programs.

Many of the specialties in nursing at Grand Canyon are offered in the traditional campus format while the education and leadership programs being offered in an online format.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from a program accredited by the CCNE or NLNAC
  2. Complete pre-requisite courses in research, statistics and health assessment
  3. Have current, valid and unencumbered License to practice in the state of residence

Applicants seeking to specialize in advance practice are recommended to get in contact with the State Board of Nursing to determine the requirements for certification as a nurse practitioner or advance practice nurse in their state of residence. 

Program accreditations: Not Accredited

Masters programs offered at this school:


Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening


Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

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Grand Canyon University
3300 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85017