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Why Choose GCU for Your Master of Science in Nursing?

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Two GCU MSN Students standing near a cross on the ground, looking up toward the camera

Earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is a great way to advance in your nursing career. Those who decide to further their education and pursue an MSN will gain specialized knowledge for their desired career path. As a result, they may find themselves with increased career options and benefits.

It’s no question receiving your master’s in nursing is worthwhile. Once you have made the decision to earn your MSN, the next step is to decide where to receive your education from.

Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions has been providing exceptional health care education for over 30 years. The college offers degree programs based on the demand for highly qualified health care professionals. It’s no wonder students in GCU’s health care programs have an outstanding record of success and are highly sought after as graduates.

Here are four reasons to choose GCU for your MSN:

Online Convenience

GCU offers online MSN programs to help working professionals further their education. GCU believes the journey to an education is unique to individuals, and our online degree programs allow students to earn their education from any location while working around their schedule. The university’s online programs are unique, because students can enjoy the same benefits traditional students receive, such as curriculum, faculty, guidance and peer connections. Online students can visit campus at any time to be involved, and they can even walk during commencement when they graduate.

Christian Perspective

GCU is unique in that it is a Christian university. Founded in 1949, the university believes quality education coexists with faith. For this reason, GCU incorporates a Christian worldview into everything they do. In addition to earning an education, students learn Christian values and how they can be applied to their specific field of study. Throughout their journey at GCU, students are surrounded by a supportive Christian community that empowers them to become successful in all areas of life.

The mission of our nursing college is to prepare students to promote health, wellness, safety and quality care for patients supported by an education that reflects Christian beliefs. Graduates learn the value of compassion and responsibility, which allows them to be successful in the field of nursing.

Highly Qualified and Experienced Faculty

The faculty in GCU’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions are experienced professionals committed to helping students produce extraordinary results in the nursing and health care fields. Through integrating Christian values into the classroom, they are dedicated to helping students become servant leaders prepared to pursue their career and find success.

Support and Resources

At GCU, a wide variety of resources are available to students while they pursue their degree. For example, the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions’ Office of Field Experience (OFE) provides support for students who must complete a field practicum as part of their degree program. Field experience specialists ensure students understand the nature of their field and the expectations involved, and work with students to plan their field practicum.

In addition to the college’s Office of Field Experience, the GCU Student Nurses Association (SNA) is a student-led organization that provides resources to student nurses and the community. GCU’s SNA promotes professionalism and leadership through participating in community events, leadership training, attending guest speaker broadcasts, networking, mentorship, resume building and creating friendships among nursing students.

GCU is a great place to further your education and pursue your MSN. Through incorporating Christian values, GCU helps students to find their purpose and achieve their potential. Visit our website or contact us using the Request More Information button at the top of the page to learn more about GCU’s nursing programs

Written by Lauren Abraham, a senior majoring in communications at GCU.