Grand Canyon University

M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Education (Bridge)


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Education (Bridge)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Bridge the Gap To Obtaining Your MSN

The MSN with nursing education emphasis bridge pathway prepares you with the fundamentals to become a nurse educator and healthcare advocate across diverse settings.

Offered through the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, the Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education Bridge Pathway is designed for current registered nurses who aspire to become nurse educators. The bridge pathway requires a previous bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 minimum GPA to be eligible.

By completing the MSN bridge pathway coursework, you build the educational foundation you need to gain entry into an MSN program, where you will complete coursework geared toward a career as a nurse educator in clinical or academic settings. The Master of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Nursing Education degree is the next step for those who complete this bridge pathway. This MSN degree prepares you to advocate for patients and nursing professionals for a career as a nurse educator.

Focus on Nursing Education Courses With This MSN Bridge Pathway

The curriculum for this MSN bridge pathway with a nursing education emphasis includes seven courses developed to bridge the gap from bachelor- to master’s-level study. Topic areas include:

    Nursing practice models and dynamics
    Patient health assessment
    Statistical analysis and methods in healthcare
    Nursing research methods and tools
    Community and public health practice
    Pathophysiological processes of disease

Enjoy Flexibility and Take the MSN Bridge Pathway Online

As a student of the nursing education emphasis MSN bridge pathway at GCU, you’ll become a part of our online learning community. Online graduate degrees at GCU come with numerous online resources, flexibility, convenience and an abundance of support. Earn your MSN in nursing education bridge emphasis and further your career in a way that accommodates your lifestyle and busy schedule.

Take Courses on Nursing Education With This MSN Bridge Pathway

The education courses you will take for this MSN bridge pathway with nursing education emphasis develops your skills in curriculum design, theories of teaching and learning, as well as instructional strategies across cultural and generational backgrounds. An in-person advanced practice clinical experience and an in-person education practicum experience provides you the opportunity to integrate the role of nurse educator into your selected practice setting.

Your nursing coursework begins with studying the role of the advanced nurse, domestic and global healthcare policy, ethics and leadership, health informatics and research analysis from the perspective of a master’s-prepared nurse. Courses in advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology and health assessment take into consideration your role as an educator.


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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