Grand Canyon University Reviews of Master's in Nursing

  • 14 Reviews
  • Phoenix (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $10,760
80% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 14 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Nursing

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  • Reviewed: 2/11/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"This school is a joke. The nursing department heads do not care about fairness when the college screws up. They try to spin things on you and blame you for mistakes that the advisors made that jeopardize your entire education. Even when advising management verbalize that the mistake isn’t your fault. The nursing department backpedals to not accept any fault in anything. Absolutely would NOT recommend this college to anyone who is actually looking to gain knowledge and advance their career."
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Words cannot explain the level of dishonesty and lack of transparency that occur here at GCU. What blows my mind is that they pretend to be a Christian University with Christian values, but they lie so much just to get you enrolled and take your money. NONE of the counselors care about your well-being. They all get paid at the end of the day. I understand this is a business but it's literally people's LIVES they toy with. I was told that I could fast track a 2 year master's program and complete it in 13-15 months. I took out loans to do this. I was then told that I cannot stack up credits and double up courses until X date. Once that date came, I was then told that actually I can't stack up credits or double up on courses BECAUSE ALL OF THE CLASSES ARE PRE-REQUISITES FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASS. In essence, this means that I am not able to complete this program faster than I was told. This is is MONTHS after I have been a GCU student. Why did it take MONTHS to communicate that to me? I was TRANSPARENT and CRYSTAL CLEAR when expressing my interest in completing my program sooner than 2 years. They went along with it until I was neck deep in debt to finally decide to be "honest" and tell me that it's impossible. Now they stopped answering my emails. HORRIBLE institution, do not go. The reputation it has is well deserved."
S. Robin
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"I enrolled in the nursing program and had a great experience. The professors, dean, students are all really encouraging and supportive. I made friends throughout the program that I still keep in touch with. The classes were tough but the support is there. We all know nursing isn't an easy career field, it's a passion so none of us should be surprised the classes when the classes are challenging! Be engaged, study, don't wait until the last minute, etc. and you'll succeed."
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"So far, great school EXCEPT that the requirement for ONE online class is participation 5 DAYS A WEEK. YOUR GRADEs SUFFER IF YOU DON'T. Their policy is 3 days but ALL of my professors REQUIRE 5 days, so forget about taking more than one class. Don't believe counselor."
  • Reviewed: 8/8/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Grand Canyon University is a great school to go to especially after having received your first degree. I received my Masters degree from GCU after first getting my bachelor's degree. GCUs online courses are challenging and take dedication and hard work, and determination to complete. But I believe it was well worth the effort. Their instructors are knowledgeable, professional, and will work with you as long as you keep the lines of communication open and keep up with your course requirements, and attempt to meet the deadlines. Finally, the mature student should have no problem achieving success at GCU."
Adomanu Cynthia
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I should have read reviews before signing up for a class. paid so much money on books that I could have gotten free online. Sent professor 5 emails to discuss issues in the class, claimed he never received any of my emails. Counselor claimed to she called me several times and was not able to reach me. I don't like when people lie to cover themselves."
  • Reviewed: 4/23/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Highly recommend. Very user friendly format and lots of support. I received both my BSN and MSN degrees from GCU. will recommend this school to anyone that's ready to get it done quick . I would go back for my PHd if I ever decide to pursue. I was an online student and referred a friend who also had a great experience."
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Excellent school, excellent program. Highly recommend. Very user friendly format and lots of support. I received both my BSN and MSN degrees from GCU. I would go back for my PHd if I ever decide to pursue. I was an online student and referred a friend who also had a great experience."
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Only into my second online course with this university and it is awful. The instructor (I will leave out Professor as she doesn't deserve that title) will disappear for days- When the university did finally track her down (the first time)she was full of excuses of why she didn't put us into groups and respond to emails and online inquiries; i.e. her brother was home from the army, she has three other classes she is teaching, and so on. Well when you pay close to $3000 for one course you could care less you just want an education. Oh and she doesn't care if you have issues you better be online daily!"
Nursing Student
  • Reviewed: 10/17/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I obtained my BSN online from the University of Phoenix in 2014, but registered for my online MSN at GCU because their per credit hour cost is significantly lower. I was a traditional student for my ADN and I have had 8 years of clinical experience before enrolling in my MSN. I too have had similar, less than acceptable, experience as some of you with actual conversations with financial aid officers and student advisers. Initially they are more than eager to meet your needs and then phone calls and check-ins become few and far between (However, this seems to be the case with many colleges/universities). The only time I hear from my student adviser is when I have to pay for my next/upcoming course- this is a little disappointing. All that said, the curriculum is comprehensive and professors are both knowledgeable and prompt with their responses. I cannot speak for other programs, but if you are a self-motivated individual looking to further your nursing degree with an emphasis in education, I recommend this program. Best of luck!"