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Healthcare and Nursing Programs for Veterans

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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:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

More and more nurses are taking their careers to the next level by obtaining a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The RN to BSN program is designed to help licensed nurses become more knowledgeable and advance their nursing careers. In the program, you can expect to take courses such as community health, nursing research, nursing leadership and more. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a BSN can help nurses take on leadership roles and potentially gain an increase in salary.

Bachelor in Health Science in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care

This healthcare degree is designed to focus on the skills and practices needed to deliver quality patient care in changing healthcare environments. The coursework that is involved in this program includes professional dynamics and allied health, transcultural healthcare, ethics and much more! With a degree in advanced patient care, you can advance your career in healthcare and take on supervisory roles.

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

Healthcare administration is a program that emphasizes leadership and management skills that are necessary to become a manager or healthcare administrator. In this program, you can expect to go through courses like health policy and economic analysis, operations and risk management in healthcare – courses that prepare you to become a leader in the medical field. A degree in healthcare administration can help you land supervisory hospitals, outpatient facilities, community health agencies and insurance companies.

GCU is a Military College

In addition to GCU’s programs, military students experience the benefits that come with being a servicemember. Military Tuition Assistance is available to help support both veterans and active military members along with their spouses. Grand Canyon University also offers flexible learning options such as online courses and evening classes, which are perfect for servicemembers who have busy lives! Finally, GCU is very transfer-friendly. Our military university counselors can help you transfer military-related training into college credits, reducing the number of courses required to earn your degree.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions is committed to preparing students to fill evolving roles in healthcare. To learn about GCU’s healthcare degrees, visit our website or contact us using the Request More Information button at the top of the page

Written by Kellianne Holland, a freshman earning an early childhood education degree at GCU.