Grand Canyon University

Nursing Programs

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

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
What is this?
Program accreditations: CCNE
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?

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:

MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

RN to MSN

Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening
What is this?

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1968 - Current
Specialized Accreditation
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
CCNE
05/05/2016 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
04/21/2001 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
04/08/2006 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio19:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPrivate
Business ModelFor Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate66%

Admissions

57%

Acceptance Rate
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost

$21,168

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$18,613
30k to 48k$19,230
48k to 75k$21,563
75k to 110k$23,014
Over 110k$22,847
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Financial Aid & Loan

69%

Recipients

$7,913

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

46%

Recipients

$5,036

Average Amount

Pell grants

60%

Recipients

$7,772

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

46,297

Undergrads

29,537

Graduates

55,437

Women

20,397

Men

19%

Full-time

81%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
46%
Black/African American
21%
Hispanic
17%
Race/ethnicity unknown
8%
Asian
4%
Two or more races
3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Non-resident alien
0%

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Grand Canyon University
3300 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85017
(800) 800-9776

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