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Designed to prepare students with skills for defining, assessing and resolving today’s public health concerns, Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with an Emphasis in Public Health readies learners to promote change in community health. This program is offered by the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions and introduces students to concepts from both the nursing and public health fields to help them develop competencies for addressing health issues. Continue reading to learn why you should earn a MSN with an Emphasis in Public Health:

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Students in the Colangelo College of Business’ Master of Science in Leadership with an Emphasis in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership prepare to help others develop emergency awareness and readiness to promote the prevention or effective management of tragic events. Read on to discover what you will learn while earning an MSL in Disaster Preparedness and Executive Fire Leadership:

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Do you enjoy teaching and the English language? If so, then a career teaching English as a second language (ESL) could be the right path for you. Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Emphasis in English as a Second Language can provide you with a strong foundation to prepare for a career as a highly effective educator. Continue reading to learn what you can expect from a career in ESL education:

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Bianca Boling

By Josh McGuire
Finance, Entrepreneurship and Christian Studies Major, Honors College

You can’t have any expectations walking into a home with someone who suffers from serious mental illness, a mood disorder or substance abuse. Bianca Boling, a senior psychology major and honors student, is interning for The Link Department of Southwest Behavioral and Health Services where she shadows once a week with case workers managing individuals with these illnesses every day. “I am exposed to different cultures and people that come from all different backgrounds,” Boling explained, referring to a few particular encounters she’s had while in the field. Four stood out as insights into the power of caring, broken families, the opportunity to de-escalate and the world of behavioral psychology.

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By Andrew McClurg
Faculty, College of Theology

I love the outdoors and I am concerned about protecting our environment. When I talk to other Christians about these passions, I often get labeled automatically as some extreme “leftist” or “tree hugger.” I was raised believing that we are to take good care of the Earth as stewards of God’s creation, but I keep finding myself feeling like I am in the minority of other Christians in this viewpoint. I am at the point where I don’t want to talk to other Christians about environmental issues, and I feel that I don’t fit into today’s church anymore. What should I do?



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GCU Campus

What is it that makes Grand Canyon University a true oasis in the heart of Phoenix? Is it the state-of-the-art athletic facilities? The many delicious dining options? The brand new classroom buildings? The sparkling swimming pools? Maybe it’s that, despite its rapid growth, the campus still has the feel of a close-knit community, making it a perfect place to call home for thousands of students from across the country.

Recently, Town & Country Magazine listed the best college campuses in the country according to Niche, a company which specializes in educational institution data. Based on student surveys, U.S. Department of Education data and college statistics, GCU was named one of the best college of campuses in the country – the only school in Arizona to make the top 10. GCU beat out other colleges like Stanford and Yale to claim their spot, which begs the question: What is it that makes GCU’s campus so unique?

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For the past five years, Grand Canyon University’s men’s lacrosse team has achieved unprecedented success. In 2015 and 2017, the Lopes won Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division I national championships, claiming the Southwestern Lacrosse Conference titles in both seasons. Thirty of GCU’s men’s lacrosse players have been named to the MCLA All-American teams. Need more reasons to join? Check them out below:

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By Breanna Alverson
Life Leader

“But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:14-15

I was once told, “Who you are today determines who you will be tomorrow.” While this seems rather obvious, it is much harder to actually grasp. If you want to be a better athlete, you have to decide today to fuel your body right and to get the proper amount of training. If you want to have a deeper relationship with the Lord, you have to decide today to seek Him. So when sitting back and daydreaming about new beginnings and who we want to become, keep in mind that we have much more control than we think!

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Robotic Surgery

From electronic circuits and thermodynamics to mechanical instrumentation and control systems, students in Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering with an Emphasis in Robotics program explore a broad range of key concepts in robotics engineering. Upon completion of this rigorous curriculum with a robotic emphasis, graduates are prepared to pursue a successful interdisciplinary career in areas such as nuclear engineering, biotechnology and industrial engineering. To help determine if an engineering degree with an emphasis in robotics is the right path for you, consider the following ways in which these professionals can utilize their computer-aided technology skills:

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