Nursing Degrees and Healthcare Degree Programs


Registered nurses have a median annual wage of $77,600 as of May 20211

By completing a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree in nursing or healthcare from GCU, you will be taught how to excel in the nursing and healthcare field. While in your program, you can benefit from our qualified faculty’s instruction as they teach practical skills in a variety of nursing degrees and healthcare degree programs. You will work to become equipped for roles in nursing or healthcare as you learn the necessary skills to make a positive impact on healthcare in your community.

Partake in the field that is rated No. 8 of the Top 10 college majors by The Princeton Review.2


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Bachelor’s Nursing and Healthcare Degrees

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Through your nursing and healthcare coursework, you will have the opportunity to be equipped for different roles in the healthcare industry. Explore our many emphasis options within behavioral health, biology, counseling, exercise science, sociology and more. If you desire to further your career in nursing, consider our BS in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. If you’re looking to pursue a medical position post-graduation, explore our BS in Biology with an Emphasis in Pre-Medicine program option.

Master’s Degrees in Nursing and Healthcare

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While completing your master’s degree in nursing or healthcare from GCU, you will work to achieve the next level of competency in your field. Coursework focuses on equipping you for a variety of roles helping others in business, health, nursing and more. You may also choose to specialize your nursing skills with a Master of Science in Nursing in a variety of emphases including health informatics, nursing education and more.

Doctoral Nursing and Healthcare Degrees

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Reach the pinnacle of education with a doctorate degree in nursing or healthcare from GCU. Position yourself for possible career advancement by pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), or other doctoral degrees in a variety of emphases, such as an EdD in Health Care Administration, under the guidance of experienced faculty.

Nursing and Healthcare Graduate and Post-Master’s Certificate Programs

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Find a nursing or healthcare graduate certificate that pairs with your goals. Graduate healthcare certificate programs teach you advanced materials and help you develop crucial skills in your field. Explore our many graduate certificate options in areas such as health care quality and patient safety and geropsychology.

GCU also offers post-master’s certificate programs for those who have completed a master’s degree in their specialized area. Areas of focus for these certificates range from post-master’s in nursing to trauma.

Grand Canyon University's online and evening programs offer flexibility, providing a quality education to help you navigate today's complex world.

1The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”), Registered Nurses as of May 2021, retrieved on April 28, 2023. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 and 2021 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may also impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the BLS. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers from across the country with varying levels of education and experience and does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as registered nurses. It does not reflect earnings of workers in one city or region of the country. It also does not reflect a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. You may also wish to compare median salaries if you are considering more than one career path. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, and accept employment from, determines salary not only based on education but also individual characteristics and skills and fit to that organization (among other categories) against a pool of candidates.

2 Retrieved from: The Princeton Review, Top 10 College Majors in May 2022

3 Cannot be used in conjunction with other GCU scholarships or awards.

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