Purdue Global Reviews of Bachelor's in Nursing

  • 14 Reviews
  • Indianapolis (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,358
75% of 14 students said this degree improved their career prospects
71% of 14 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing

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  • Reviewed: 9/22/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"I had really high expectations for the quality of education that would come from a name such as Purdue. This was my first time doing any sort of formal adult education online, everything else was years ago in person. There was a lot of support at the beginning and my advisor checked in every couple of months during the process so I felt supported that way. My issue was some of the poor teachers. I probably had (just guesstimating) 10-15 teachers and only about four were really good and felt like being an in person teacher. We had numerous seminars that were completely useless. I'm not sure if this was because the courses are for people who are already nurses and have a lot of experience themselves and the teachers felt like they couldn't teach us anything or if they felt awkward teaching into a camera. Another peeve I had was with a class that was teaching about communication and interviewing that was completely wrong. I talked with my professional friends who spend their days interviewing people and looking over resumes and they said some of the things they were teaching would get their resume completely thrown out or ignored and the teacher is preaching it as gospel. My biggest problem with this nursing program was the absolutely lack of help with finding a clinical placement for the required clinicals. The nursing program is for people working so I am working full-time M-F and trying to call sites for clinical placements with not well thought out explanations about what I needed from the site. This was so absolutely frustrating and demoralizing. I would recommend this program if you are confident in your abilities and can do projects without much direction or examples but you can also think for yourself and decide whether or not to use their teachings."
  • Reviewed: 7/24/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"I have spent tens of thousands of dollars on this school. I was 15 credits away from graduation. Apparently logging into the virtual learning and working on the assignments doesn't count as attendance. They dropped me from my classes without notice. They have been callous in their response. I have received very little support from this school and do not recommend. Note that their graduation rate is listed as 30% on google."
Steffi Clarke
  • Reviewed: 7/14/2023
  • Degree: Nursing
"Purdue Global was a flexible and great school to attend. I felt comfortable speaking with all of my professors. They offered plenty of resources to help me pass. I would attend again to further my education and knowledge in my field. The courses was easy to follow and the syllabus was straightforward."
  • Reviewed: 9/22/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"Great experience. Very knowledgeable Professors. Thinking of going further in my education. The modules were user friendly. I’ve been out of school for many years but I was able to catch on and stay. I am looking forward to future should I decide to continue."
Nancy Collins
  • Reviewed: 9/19/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"ARE YOU THINKING OF DOING AN ADN TO BSN PROGRAM AT PURDUE GLOBAL* ACCELERATED TRACK, DO NOT EVEN LOOK AT THIS PROGRAM, and this is my experience and I'll explain. This is coming from a Purdue Global (adn to bsn alumni that went through the program). Do not do this program. I am a full-time travel nurse, who needed a BSN to work in Magnet Hospitals. This program is a joke and held me back in my life with getting my BSN. There are other programs that are A LOT FASTER and do not need the requirements Purdue Global wants. So Purdue Global brings you in saying how fast you can finish the program of an ADN to a BSN as little as 8-16 months. Well, that is actually a big lie and let me tell you why. Like a lot of ADN to BSN programs, a lot of it is paperwork and that is understandable. my experience is that when I had finished the literature portion of the program (papers, etc...) THEY BRING YOU IN TO DO AN IN-PERSON CLINICAL PRACTICUM PORTION! and the requirements before you start your clinical portion is just like nursing school! Where you need to submit all your vaccines, get a test for TB, and HAVE HEALTH SCREENING PAYING AND SUBMITTING TESTS, drug screens, and appointments! The instructors at Purdue are NOT INVOLVED and could not care less. And let me tell you the WORSE PART, YOU NEED TO FIND YOUR OWN PRECEPTOR FOR THIS CLINICAL PORTION!!! THEY DONT HELP OR ASSIGN YOU with a preceptor or location! So basically after you have done your literature portion of your program, YOU HAVE TO DO CLINICAL WORK!!! a lot of programs do not have a clinical portion, trust me. So if I were you, Please do another ADN TO BSN programs such as UIC, SIUE, that solely does literature and no clinical. Purdue Global is a complete joke."
  • Reviewed: 7/16/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"The best experience ever!! I'm glad I chose Purdue and I will recommend this college to my friends and family. Thank you Purdue for the wonderful experience and the awesome instructors. I can't believe I will be graduating in August of 2021! class of 2021"
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"I completed the RN to BSN degree. PROS: The classes were self-paced, so I was able to take as few as 10 credits and as many as 22 credits in the 10-week Excel Track terms. I liked that I could be working on several classes at the same time. The classes were not difficult, just time-consuming. I would say that 90% of the BSN assignments were papers and PowerPoints, mostly covering nursing theory. It became quite redundant by the final term, but wasn't difficult. Everything is self-taught. I didn't have any pre-recorded lectures. You take the pre-test (which I felt was a waste of time), read anywhere from 1-10 readings/chapters, and complete the assignment. CONS: Since everything is self taught, if you have any questions, you have to email your teacher and wait for a response. Sometimes these responses would take 3 days (over the weekends) which meant that I was unable to continue working on assignment until I got a return email. This was understandable, but kind of frustrating. In my final term, I had one teacher who was absolutely horrible at returning assignments in the required timeframe (24 hours on weekdays and 72 hours on weekends). I reached out to advisors on multiple occasions about this specific teacher. One advisor wrote an email to the teacher and cc'd me on it (I had already done this), and one advisor told me to just wait longer. You can't start on the next module until the teacher grades your previous submission, so I spent several days waiting on this teacher when I should have been working on the next assignment. Advisors should be able to open the next module when the teacher isn't grading in the required timeframe and isn't responding to emails."
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"This PG online RN-BSN programs worked very well for my busy schedule. It was flexible and I was able to complete it at my own pace. I started on the traditional track and from a casual suggestion from one of the instructors I switched to the Exceltrak and I gained so much momentum in completing my courses, I think I averaged one course (credit) per week, maybe even, if rarely I was able to complete two. Most of the assignments offered flexibility so that the content I explored was related to what my interests actually were. Other assignments gave more specific directed instruction ie: evaluate avail resources for a specific patient population, and the patient population is given to you. They also really make sure you learn how to write a paper, I thought I knew, but there was so much more to the spacing, headers, running headers that I didn’t really know or wasn’t taught in my previous ADN program. This may not be an issue for most students, but I got lots of feedback on the format of my papers. By the end I pretty much had it down, which gave a nice boost to my overall experience. I think this is also probably up to the professor’s preference. The leadership courses were particularly beneficial to my nursing practice and I learned a lot about how to lead professionally (something that I lacked the confidence to do before). Since I chose the Exceltrak I was better able to financially plan and make payments on time. It also pushed me to get as much done as quickly as possible. I finished my courses in Dec 2020, and got my degree by mail and honored with Suma Cum Laude (interested to know the percentage of graduates who get this honor since I felt like it was all pass or fail). It was a pleasing school/learning experience and much more doable than I expected. I am strongly considering to continue for my MSN."
Melissa Short
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"Being in a program geared towards working adults I found it somewhat difficult that the instructors do not generally work on the weekends when many have more time to focus on school. Some instructors did grade/respond on weekends which was very helpful. However overall it was nice to be able to study at my own pace and finish my program in 30 weeks."
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"When I came back after 2 years to finish my degree I was lied to about how many classes I had left, what my financial out of pocket would be. Nobody knew their jobs, I still owe to get my degree but I’m waiting on my tax reign because the amount was so much greater than I was originally told it would be. Can’t get straight answers out of anyone. It’s been a mess. Teachers and classes are fine. I get all A’s"
Rachael S. Gaylord-Cargill
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
"The process to start school here was so easy and efficient. Everyone I spoke with was upbeat and I felt truly cared about me as a student. I was able to maneuver the on-line classes with ease an I’m proud of myself for finishing my BSN goal. I am now preparing to get my Masters and should start in April. I recommend Purdue University Global to everyone who asks me where I go to school. Thank you to all of the excellent staff!"
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
"I completed the BSN Excel Track in roughly 17 months with a 4 month break to have a baby. Not a bad program. Although BSN programs are leadership, research, and paper driven....the work felt like busy work, the professors pretty much gave you an A if you didn't plagiarize, misspell, and had the components. No real discussions happen or collaboration between yourself, instructor, or classmate. Overall, if your advancing to an MSN or FNP, then its an easy and quick way to get your BSN achieved. No issues with financial aid, advising, or overall. Books come on time, classes are accessible anywhere at anytime, grading is about 24-48 hour turn around. Overall, programs an A-."
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"Don’t. Sounds like a good “deal.” They are NOT flexible as if this is a badge of honor. Modules and assignments were mismatched, rubrics sometimes not even applying to the assignment, but it’s your job to still figure it out! Leadership is unorganized, and upper grad faculty are there to show you how “smart” they are, and how “little” you are. This is absolutely the number one statement I could make! Inflexible for working families, yet one of their selling points is flexibility with working. I didn’t expect “easy,” and I was prepared to work hard to learn useful information. How is an MBA with no nursing experience involved with nursing faculty to manage students? Purdue should’ve had their ducks in a row when “selling” their services to the public after buying Kaplan out. Now I’m stuck with them because online classes are difficult to transfer. Grad program staff need to be weeded out and replaced with people who are there to teach, and not there to bolster their own Demi-god egos at your expense. Would never have committed to this, but I should’ve known, you get what you pay for."
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am impressed with how organized the program has been. Ive had no problems with financial aid, professors, or tech support.The school is very organized and it isnt study at your own pace. I would recommend Purdue Global University to any of my peers, family, and friends."
Kaddie Osborn
Responded: 6/27/2018

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