Grand Canyon University is a private, for-profit Christian university located in Phoenix, AZ. Originally founded by Arizona Southern Baptists in 1949, as a school that would provide Baptist education to students in Arizona, financial difficulties led to its sale in 2004 to Significant Education, LLC, making it the first for-profit Christian university in the nation. Since its switch to for-profit education, Grand Canyon has expanded its reach and improved its reputation, leading to acclaim from Forbes magazine.

In its 25 years of experience educating nurses, Grand Canyon has established a reputation as a program that creates caring, dedicated nurses with Christian values. Grand Canyon offers a CCNE-accredited online RN to BSN program. Only available to registered nurses, the online RN to BSN requires no clinicals, and there is no waiting list; a new class begins every two weeks. An MSN program for registered, licensed RNs who hold a BSN is also available, with concentrations in Leadership and Education.

Grand Canyon’s admissions requirements are relaxed and transfer-friendly; students need only

  • An accredited degree
  • Work experience

Tuition for graduate nursing and all other online nursing programs is $495 per credit hour; the number of credit hours necessary for graduation depends on the program. Military personnel and veterans qualify for tuition reduction. In addition to federal grant and loan programs, Grand Canyon may offer other grants or tuition assistance.