Grand Canyon University Reviews of Bachelor's in Nursing

  • 36 Reviews
  • Phoenix (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,800
63% of 36 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 36 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing

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  • Reviewed: 8/21/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Im currently about 75% of the way through my ADN to BSN program at GCU. The program is fine. I saw some others saying how it is so tough and I wonder how they got their ADN. This program is much easier than my ADN from a community college. Im not a great student or great paper writer, but I have got straight As in this program. That is a lot different than my Cs and some Bs in my ADN. It does take some time each week, but they give you a rubrics to follow. If you just answer the questions you will do fine. Each teacher has their own quirks on what they want, but by the second paper you should be getting almost full points. The only question is how much of this am I actually using as a med/surge nurse and the answer is probably not much. It might be helpful to people that dont have much job experience, but for me it makes me think on some topics, but is more paying to get another piece of paper that keeps me employed."
Melissa Nemeth
  • Reviewed: 8/18/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"This program is so much more work than the ones my friends have chosen. There is a paper, an extensive project, 2 discussion boards and 6 replies spread over 3 different days required for each class. Balancing this work with your job and a family is nearly impossible. I will not be using them for my Master's degree because this is ridiculous."
Valerie Nelson
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I attended Grand Canyon University because of the high regards from many former students and the positive reputation for their nursing program. I chose GCU because it was a bachelor's degree program and I knew that in the future I would need that degree as many healthcare organizations are now requiring nurses to obtain their BSN rather than and ADN. I attended a satellite campus, and I appreciated the close proximity to my house. I was not thrilled with the instructors and changes that took place during my time as a student. We had 3 different Deans in my two years of attendance and instructor turnover was high. My campus always go the short end of the stick in regards to clinicals, instructors, and communication. My cohort had to do a lot of self-teaching and learning. I appreciated the experience as it prepared me for my current program of online learning. I would not go back there as a student because of my experience. I hope that the program is more stable now and they have fixed any issues that I dealt with as a student."
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"All I can say is GCU s****. Avoid it at all costs. Talk to prior students, and above all, avoid Professor M. She doesn't know the policies of GCU and can't handle any confrontation without becoming abusive. When reported, the college does nothing. There's a lot more to the story too! The Internet is a wonderful thing..."
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"This is an amazing university that offers top of the line products to use within the simulation lab. GCU is the only university in AZ that leads an immersive simulation program, which aids in the progression of the nursing practice. They teach off of evidence-based practice and make sure to keep information up-to-date. Very affordable! Staff and faculty are beyond supportive."
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"GCU seems very promising and, honestly, perfect when you first attend, but you quickly realize just how money-hungry the school is and how little they care about their students. While the campus if gorgeous and safe, faculty and leaders couldn't care less about the wellbeing of the students. Campus food is unreasonably overpriced (for example: a carton of eggs is $6), professors show no concern for struggles students are having outside of the classroom, and you aren't even allowed to temporarily park on campus to bring up your groceries without receiving a $150 ticket. The nursing program is disorganized, racist, and sets students up for failure. The program is more concerned about students representing the school well at clinical, then they are at actually teaching you how to be a nurse. I wish I would have attended ASU."
Different Expectations
  • Reviewed: 10/24/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I atttended GCU in 2016, directly after I received my ADN from a city college. It was a totally different experience to me because for one; I had never done online classes. Also, I knew it would take alot of discipline to be able to obtain this degree. I started looking and the recruiter was very helpful to me. After I reached out for information she stayed in contact. I had let her know I would not be able to start until I received my official license. The day my license posted the recruiter called me again and asked if I was ready to start. I was very enthused by this because to me; it showed interest and concern. I ended up starting the same month I received my license. At first it was hard, and difficult. I was able to call my counselor hash out different things and for the most part my teachers were very understanding. The only part I regret is that I took all my classes one at at time. Seeing as though when my friends heard about the program, they immediately enrolled and doubled up on their classes. Either way I graduated with honors and I am ready to start over again with my MASTERS. This time I will double up LOL."
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Do not waste your time with this RN-BSN program. The University manipulations the program adding classes and combining them so that they can get mire money from them. They do not care about you, your education, or the quality of their online instructors."
Great job
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Great school and well organized. Loved the way the instructors treated us as students very respectful and also grades were turned in at timely manner. I feel that this was a great pick and I was able to work full-time and still apply myself with a great GPA score. I refer this school to anyone that is new and old to online learning."
  • Reviewed: 7/18/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I had to withdraw from the program due to a life event. They demanded I pay a huge amount of money to leave. I was making payments of $100 a month because thats what I could afford. They sent my account to collections anyway. If youre not rich they will distroy your credit. Please dont make the same mistake I did. Go to a university that cares about students and will work with them financially. I will always regret trying to better my education through GCU."
RN to BSN Nursing
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"RN to BSN program. Mostly writing without real current application. Allowed an instructor that was very degrading to ASN nurses with a personal ax to grind with ASN nurses to be a professor in the program. Complaints were not addressed. Given this instructor was allowed to continue and in the capstone 490 class for graduation allowed for continued discrimination and degradation of mature ASN nurses pursuing a BSN degree to graduate. This is an antrosity to the development and growth of nurses in their pursuit of higher education and clearly against the ANA goals. Other professors were great and unfortunately the deliberate discrimination allowed of this one professor cannot allow me to recommend GCU. Discrimination of any type cannot be tolerated. This is from an A graduate regardless of the discrimination. Others were not so blessed. It left me distrustful of education institutions of religion nature."
Leann M
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"PLEASE DONT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL A BUNCH OF SCAMMERS. All they care about is money. They could care less if you excel or fail they just want there money. I dealt with M. H. and J. B. They charge $2000 per class and do not care about anyones finances or financial hardship. They dont try and help you at all especially if you have things going on working full time kids etc. please dont waist your money on this school they preach about Christianity but just want your money ."
Gail Jones
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Very disorganized. Found out I made the Presidents list...two months after I graduated on cheap copy paper I can't even frame. Got put on probation for posting a paper I wrote from a previous degree at another college saying I was promoting plagiarism. The instructors are hit or miss, my last one set everyone into groups for a group project that didn't exist and wouldn't answer questions and kept talking about deliverables and keeping it simple. Will not be going there for my MSN or recommending it to anyone else! Beware!"
Alexa Kucharo
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"My name is Alexa K. I am a 23 year old graduate student with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University. When I was a child I wanted to be a veterinarian. I was fascinated with animals! When I was in high school, two of my grandparents passed away with the assistance of hospice and compassionate registered nurses. After such a positive impact the nurses left on me, I had my heart set on becoming a registered nurse. Through a program offered in high school, I was able to become a certified nursing assistant. I worked in a long term care facility throughout my four years of college. Shortly after I graduated, I took the state boards and became a registered nurse. I have been working as a registered nurse for two years now. I absolutely loved Grand Canyon University! They were such an incredibly fun four years! I met my best friends that will be my lifelong friends. I ended up living with them on campus sophomore to senior year. The dorms were great and the pools were refreshing! I loved the class sizes and my professors. They were always available to talk to and provide help with studies. Nursing school was stressful and our professors knew that. They were great with helping us cope and de-stress. I loved that Chapel was offered on a weekly basis. This was also a great way to help take my mind off of studies. The university was always great at having fun events planned for us to attend. GCU has expanded so much since I have graduated. I am sure they have even more to offer now! I recommend GCU to everyone if you want to have a great college experience."
Elizabeth Wood
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"Honestly, the nursing program was very disorganized. I had a lot of great experiences with individual professors and students but the overall program was unpredictable and stressful. It did teach me what kind of nurse I wanted to be and the kind I didn't want to be. It also prepared me to be aware of the constant changes in the medical field and made me a more flexible person as far as change goes. I was able to get a great job soon after graduation and I do give credit to much of the networking I was able to do while attending this school. Now I am pursuing my Doctoral degree in nursing and look forward to advancing my career."
Hannah Smith
  • Reviewed: 3/27/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I received my BSN from Grand Canyon University through their fast track program on their Scottsdale campus. The small class sizes were amazing and allowed the professors to take interest in each student throughout the program. I believe I was adequately prepared for my nursing career after completing this program. I have and will continue to recommend students to this program."
Audrey Krakowiak
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"The nursing program at Grand Canyon University is a fast pace hands on learning experience. The core curriculum provides a Registered Nurse with the foundation to take care of patients upon exiting the program. During my course work, there were many opportunities to engage in real life experiences that translated well into the 'real' nursing world. I would recommend GCU to any entering nursing student."
Jeanne D'Arc Niyigena
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"My experience was and still excellent. My advisor is super nice and organized, all my instructor were so nice expect one so far, the program is well suit for a full time working mother. I couldn't say enough about how I am pleased by GCU. I recommended it to many friends, one will start the program in February 2017"
Gloria Uzuegbunam
  • Reviewed: 12/15/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"Very happy with over all experience, will recommend this school to anyone that's ready to get it done quick. The curriculum was easy to follow, each class start and end in five weeks. The discussion forum was very important and helpful with students asking to each other and the instructors. Good school."
Lynn Panfill
  • Reviewed: 11/15/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"The first two semesters of the program went well however this semester has been horrible! GCU completely changed their curriculum for the entire nursing program and it is a MESS.. They have shortened class and lab times, rearranged when we take exams, changed the material of our skills check-offs, and have implemented the most ridiculous grading rubrics that I have seen in any class during my 3 years of experience at two different universities. When we try to talk to someone about it, we feel like our voices are completely shut down. I know someone who quit her job over the change because she could not work in a supervisor position and support the change. Tenured professors have quit over the change as well and the school is having difficulties staffing labs. I believe my quality of education and for sure my grades have decreased as a result of the multiple changes they have made. The school has hired people to try to help fix the current situation and change the curriculum again for the better before the next semester begins. Meanwhile in one of my classes there are no tests as someone forgot to put them into the syllabus and in another class tests are being given before the material is covered because wrong dates were entered in the syllabus. Forgot about trying to talk to anyone about it as your emails go unanswered. It is a complete mess and no one in my cohort would recommend the GCU nursing program at this college to ANYONE!!!"