Grand Canyon University Reviews of in Nursing

  • 53 Reviews
  • Phoenix (AZ)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,050
66% of 53 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 53 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - 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."
Simi Joseph
  • Reviewed: 1/30/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"The worse program I can think of. The professors who run that has no clue when you reach to the DPI project my assigned chair had no experience and after I completed they took four months to sign the DPI project. In the mean time you will be threatened to take an extension course for them to make money actually you are waiting for them to figure out the correct APA format . one professor will say oh this is wrong the other one will say no this is correct the editors makes lot money who they recommends. After your wait game they will finally sign the project then you will get a official transcript which will the withdrawal date the date you completed they will put as withdrawal and will not get that changed that's the punishment for students. The program lead is rude and arrogant there is no other word to describe her. The emails from her are all threatening to the students. Don't do the DNP program at GCU please."
  • 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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."
Melissa Nemeth
  • Reviewed: 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."
Valerie Nelson
  • Reviewed: 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."
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: 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."
  • Reviewed: 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..."