Grand Canyon University

M.S. in Nursing: Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Nursing: Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Study Leadership in Healthcare With the RN to MSN Bridge Pathway

The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems Bridge pathway, offered by the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, helps registered nurses (RNs) with a bachelor’s degree outside of nursing make the transition to master’s degree studies. Join leaders and change-makers on the forefront of nursing advancement by completing your bridge pathway and advancing to graduate-level nursing studies.

In this RN to MSN bridge pathway online,1 you can work to develop your skills in critical thinking, effective communication, leadership and administration of resources in preparation for a potential management role in today’s complex healthcare environments. Upon completing the courses in the nursing bridge pathway, you may be prepared for entry into the MSN in leadership program.

Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems Course Topics

Through the MSN in nursing leadership in healthcare systems bridge pathway, you can build on your nursing foundation by completing coursework from the BSN curriculum, including:

    Dynamics of nursing practice
    Health assessment
    Applied statistics

    Nursing research
    Concepts in community of public health

You will also be required to complete a practicum course. Practicum experiences enable you to work with a preceptor who will support your education and guide your connection of theory and practice, allowing you to demonstrate your knowledge of patient care organizational leadership.

1 Excludes programs with residencies and practicums.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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