Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner (Bridge)
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

Experienced Registered Nurses can prepare to lead as a primary care provider with Grand Canyon University’s Bridge program. The online Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner degree is designed specifically for nurses with a bachelor’s degree in another field, providing students with a pathway of prerequisite courses that lay a solid foundation for master’s-level nursing studies.

This online FNP program teaches students skills in health promotion, diagnosis, and management for individuals, families, and communities. Students learn the importance of culturally sensitive patient care. Two on-campus experiences give students hands-on skill development in key areas, collaboration with peers, and in-depth preparation for national certification exams. 

Courses examine topics including:

  • Professional dynamics
  • Health assessment
  • Community and public health
  • Pathophysiology and nursing management of clients’ health
  • Applied statistics for healthcare professionals
  • Nursing research

% Online

100% Online

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 (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • 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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