Offered By: College of Nursing and Health Care Professions


Deliver Leadership for Patient Care Excellence
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) program, 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 program, you will enter the MSN with an emphasis in nursing leadership. In this MSN bridge program, 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.

What You Will Learn

Build on your foundation by taking requisite coursework from the BSN curriculum including:

  • Dynamics of the nursing practice
  • Strategies for patient assessment
  • Application of healthcare statistics
  • Research development
  • Public health practice
  • Disease management
  • Your Next Degree

The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Leadership in Health Care Systems helps you develop a comprehensive understanding of diverse healthcare settings, ethical and professional leadership and business skills for promoting quality and efficiency. Gain the knowledge to achieve high quality while leading clinical teams or managing healthcare organizations.

Practicum experiences enable you to work with a mentor who will support your education and guide your connection of theory and practice, allowing you to demonstrate your mastery of patient care organizational leadership.

Program Locations

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. G.C.U. offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Online, Campus based
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