Transform your healthcare career at the intersection of two fast-growing fields: healthcare and information technology.1 The Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Health Care Informatics) is for experienced RNs who desire to improve healthcare using cutting-edge technology and data-driven insights. Students in this nursing bridge pathway, offered through the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, have earned a bachelor's degree outside of nursing and desire to gain foundational knowledge in preparation for the MSN degree. Throughout the MSN bridge pathway, you will learn critical foundations of nursing, including:
- Nursing management
- Health assessment
- Statistical analysis
- Community and public health models
1According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare and information technology occupations is projected to grow 15 and 11 percent, respectively, from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Grand Canyon University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Grand Canyon University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)
- The MSN bridge program curriculum includes six courses developed to bridge the gap from bachelor- to master’s-level study
Designed for RN’s who have bachelor’s degrees in a field outside of nursing who want to earn their MSN
Possess a current unencumbered, unrestricted license as a registered nurse (RN)
Clinical, practicum, and immersion hours are completed locally.
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