Master of Science in Nursing / Health Care Quality & Patient Safety (Bridge)
Grand Canyon University

Program Details

Designed specifically for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, the online Bridge pathway in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety provides registered nurses with a foundation to achieve their MSN in a flexible and convenient way.

This pathway focuses on ways to improve patient outcomes and health care quality from all aspects. Students will examine the quality improvement process, models used to improve health care quality, and key factors of change management. Graduates will be able to pursue career opportunities including director of nursing, quality and patient safety coordinator, patient safety officer, director of risk and quality, and more.

Courses cover topics such as:

  • Professional dynamics
  • Health assessment
  • Concepts in community and public health
  • Pathophysiology and nursing management of clients’ health
  • Introduction to 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 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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