Graduate students learn clinical and organizational decision-making skills based on critical thinking, evidence-based research and diagnostic reasoning. The nursing education program teaches students advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment curriculum design and development, teaching methods, how to assess educational needs, program evaluation and understanding learner-centered theories. The MSN Nursing Education program at GCU includes clinical hours and a practicum capstone course to strengthen critical-thinking skills and place educational theories into practice in a supervised clinical-care environment.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
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), Additional Materials May Be Requested
- Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from a CCNE/NLNAC or ACEN accredited program.
Clinical, practicum, and immersion hours are completed locally.