Grand Canyon University Reviews - Nursing

3.19 out of 5 stars
(50 Reviews)
66% of 50 students said this degree improved their career prospects
60% of 50 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
Jennifer - 3/29/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"Do not waste your time or most importantly your money with this program. There is absolutely no teaching included in the nursing online courses. Everything is a canned discussion question with no consistency in grades. They do not even include a single powerpoint for information, instead relying on "self education" with a ridiculous amount of reading text. The on campus portions, especially the 2nd one is expensive for students not living in the area, could be condensed significantly and or even stopped. The staff is not easy to contact and in many instances never respond. Save your money, time and frustration. Attend a school that provides education with the degree and this is not one of them."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Matt - 8/21/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Melissa Nemeth - 8/18/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"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."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Valerie Nelson - 8/5/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
S. Robin - 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."
1.4 out of 5 stars
JMO - 6/10/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"This program is the absolute worst excuse of a graduate college. The DNP program is so misleading, so disorganized, so massively unprofessional. They have set up entire cohorts of students to fail. The provide little guidance on the DPI project and then provide a long list of things you cannot do in your final three courses after working on the project for 2 years.The faculty has some challenges understanding the clinical environment and the overall program is a massive joke. If I could rate it less than one star I would."
1.6 out of 5 stars
Vicki - 5/9/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"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..."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Lexy - 3/12/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
2.1 out of 5 stars
Autumn - 1/30/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Armyvet - 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."
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