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Category: Nursing at GCU
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A career in nursing can be incredibly rewarding and meaningful, and it can also offer a healthy future for employment. Grand Canyon University, one of Arizona’s top nursing schools, offers a wide selection of nursing programs that range from BSN to MSN and DNP. If you aren’t sure whether this path is the right one for you, then keep reading to learn some signs that may mean you’d enjoy a career in nursing:

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Are you a registered nurse who wants to gain additional professional practice and knowledge of healthcare theory? If so, then Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree could be the ideal program for you. Earning GCU’s RN to BSN can help you achieve your career goals and learn how to combine your principles with your profession. The following are a few factors that may help you incorporate your Christian values and a career in nursing:

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Critical care nursing is a complex and challenging specialty. As a critical care nurse, you are responsible for giving vital attention to patients that may be in immediate danger. You also use your advanced skills to care for patients who are critically ill and at high risk for life-threatening health problems. If you are considering advancing your education, Grand Canyon University may offer a nursing program that is right for you:

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Grand Canyon University prides itself on being a military-friendly institution. GCU equips military students with the tools and resources that they need to be successful in their college journey. Servicemembers can prepare for a career in healthcare through GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, which offers many programs for military students and is dedicated to the learning experience and preparation of every student to take on the modern day medical field. Here are a few healthcare and nursing programs for veterans:

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By Jennifer Billingsley, FNP-BC, MSN, RN
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Health Care Professions 

I was holding the delicate hand of a 98-year-old woman who had raised six children and worked on a farm for over 50 years. I watched as her breathing started to slow down, and all of the stress and worry washed away from her face.

I was a senior in high school and had just watched a person die right in front of me. Peacefully. I felt the presence of God pick her up in His arms and cradle her frail body.

It was in this moment that I knew I would be a nurse.

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The first two years of your journey to becoming a registered nurse are filled with challenging prerequisites and maybe even a couple of all-nighters, but before your hard work can pay off and you begin nursing school, you must be officially accepted into the program. Pre-nursing students at Grand Canyon University will take the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) A2 entrance exam before they are accepted into the nursing program. Although this exam is a crucial part of your success story, it is nothing you can’t handle. Here are four helpful tips that will lead to not just passing the HESI exam, but also excelling at it!

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So, you want to become a registered nurse. You know that you want to help people, and you have a passion for it. Though you may be eager to start, you might not know exactly how to get there. Continue reading to find out the requirements that are necessary for becoming a registered nurse:

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