Purdue University Global Reviews of Bachelor's in Nursing

  • 8 Reviews
  • Indianapolis (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $14,343
100% of 8 students said this degree improved their career prospects
75% of 8 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing

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Amanda
  • Reviewed: 5/8/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
Marie
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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."
Rachael
  • Reviewed: 4/21/2021
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"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!"
Amanda
  • Reviewed: 1/6/2020
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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-."
JustSayNo
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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."
Trush
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"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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