Join leaders and change-makers on the forefront of nursing advancement. The Bridge (Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems) pathway, offered by Grand Canyon University's College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, helps experienced RN's with a bachelor's degree outside of nursing make the transition to master’s degree studies.Upon completing the six courses in the nursing bridge pathway, you will enter the MSN with an emphasis in nursing leadership. In this MSN bridge pathway, you will develop your skills in critical thinking, effective communication, leadership and administration of resources in preparation for a management role in today’s complex healthcare environments.
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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)
Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License
- 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 bachelors 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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