"I have enjoyed my time at Purdue University Global, the online education I thought was going to be difficult after 10 years since last attendance. I have been pleasantly surprised that they helped me every step of the way, encouraged me, and helped me succeed. I am appreciative of those that took time to explain to me what I didn't understand, even multiple times. I have nothing but wonderful praises for the school I attended. Thank you to all the teachers, faculty, and staff for making this an obtainable goal."
"I would not recommend this program to anyone looking to get their master's purely because the trouble the clinical component has caused me. I was informed, prior to enrolling, that I would have help with my clinical placement. My boyfriend and I moved from PA to VA during my time in classes, and I had no connections to nurse educators in the VA area that were willing to precept me. For months, I emailed my clinical advisor for assistance, and she always sent the same useless suggestions that I had already tried multiple times. I had to quit my job and work at a different hospital system just to find a nurse educator that I could work with because PG was unwilling to help. The same advisor didn't inform me (despite me asking twice) that I can only have one preceptor for both clinical courses, not two. So I spent months looking for not one, but two, preceptors - I'm sure you can imagine how stressful this was. This advisor takes days to respond to time sensitive emails, unless her boss is CC'd on the email - then you'll get a response back in 30 seconds. The pre-clinical paperwork and requirements are not clearly put together. The advisor I have didn't even know what program I was in and how far along I was in the program. It felt very unorganized and chaotic. I don't think the staff realizes that students who work full time (which is most of the students in this program because they advertise it to working people) need concise and precise information on what is required and how quickly it needs to completed. DO NOT attend this program if you don't already have someone who is willing to precept you for clinical. Also - you can't have a nurse educator teaching college level courses in an undergraduate nursing program precept you. I tried. Apparently they are not going to provide a PG student a good clinical... even though the student in question (me) would like to teach nursing students in an academic setting.... I'm not sure how that adds up in a Master's in Nursing Education program. Nobody at PG was able to clarify why this was the case. In terms of classes, students in this program will get out as much out of them as they want. If you're looking to advance your knowledge, then the reading material is helpful. However, the reading material for the courses seldom lines up with the competency assignment for a module, so be prepared to do additional research for competency assessments. That being said - it is possible to skip the reading and just work on the competency assessment if you want to complete assignments quickly."
"I had an overall positive experience with this university. While the initial admission process was difficult at times, it got a lot easier once I started my first course. I appreciate the financial assistance I received while I was in the Army. I was glad that I was able to take a term off in case if I needed to for work related events. I was also glad to see how active the instructors are with their students, answering questions. Overall, I had a positive experience with this university, and I look forward to working on my doctorate!"
"Purdue University Global should not be allowed to offer masters in nursing programs as they provide zero assistance to students when trying to obtain hours for practicums whether your focus is NP, educator, or leadership. Their clinical placement managers lie to you about when they have contacted places and then place the blame on you for them not completing what they are supposed to be doing."
"Purdue University Global is one of the best schools, which I have attended for my studies. Most of the instructors were very helpful and very knowledgeable. I will definitely recommend Purdue to my other friends. Academic counselors were also very helpful. Overall I had a great help from all the instructors in completing my course very successfully."
Makayla Linn Brindley
"Overall, I had a wonderful experience with Purdue Global. I will be graduating soon with my Masters of Science in Nursing with my FNP on June 29th, 2021. My instructors cared about the class and wanted to see them pass. My program was designed for nurses to work and to go to school. They often extended deadlines for us to complete because of the pandemic and work schedules. They worked with us and helped us all complete our degree. Very satisfied with Purdue Global. I would recommend to anyone."
"I received my BSN from Purdue University Global and am now a handful of weeks from graduating with my Masters in Nursing Education. Purdue and the professors have been outstanding and have been a huge support system. Best school ever!! I completed my BSN in 10 months and when I graduate with my MSN I will have done it in 1 year. The excel track program allowed me to work at my own pace and that pace was quick, as I found out I was pregnant with my 4th child and was able to finish my degree before he was born. I was able to achieve that goal thanks to the ease of Purdue’s excel track program."
"I am hoping this review will help someone decide to go to a different school. I had a 4.0 after my undergraduate degree in nursing. I do not have issues with attending school, or achieving goals. I am only writing that because when I read reviews before I started this program, and I thought I can make it work at any school. It can't be that bad. This platform will be convenient for my life schedule, so I went anyway. This school has ridiculous policies and no forgiveness for life events. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL!!!! They do not care about their students!!!!! The reviews you are reading are true!!!"
"Hi everyone, I wish I could have had some real information about Purdue Global (PG) before I enrolled. I hope many of you see this and consider it before you enroll. It is not all negative, by the way. First, they promise you everything before you enroll but don't deliver. That is not particularlly surprising though. Second, there is a ton of writing. And then more writing on top of that. So, if you hate writing then this program may be a problem for you. Third, the professors seem to have a strong incentive to get you through the class. This is good for most of the students, I think. I always seem to get 100% on all my assignments. Forth, if you have any type of hands on or clinical type work that is required and PG promisses to make it happen for you, don't believe it. My program is delayed for at least 6 months because they did not come through. I won't know how long for sure until I am done. Fifth, I wish someone out there told the truth about these programs. I think most on-line reviews are written by the school themselves. I chose this school over other on-line schools because they promised to set up my clinical work. So far, they have failed to do this. They are also very unresponsive to questions about any requirements for clinical work. The individual professors respond within 2 days, but the support staff takes weeks, if they respond at all. This poor response goes up the chain of command as well. Good luck to you."
"This school is a sham. I was a student at Kaplan and even though there were many promises made to help me be successful, there was never people to call and help me out. Thanks to this school, I owe thousands upon thousands of dollars for student loans. I was in my last classes and this school did not let me complete my degree. I would actually run from this school if you really want to know the truth."
Hi Rebecca, we're very concerned to hear about your experience with us and we would like to look into this issue further. Could you please reach out to our Student Relations team at StudentRelations@PurdueGlobal.edu or 877.836.5813? Please reference case #20191305342. Thank you.
"Purdue University Global was previously Kaplan University. My experience was much more positive prior to the transition. My Kaplan professors were of an entirely different caliber in comparison to my Purdue professors. The last two terms of my degree were disorganized, chaotic, and in the hands of individuals who lacked insight, the ability to provide any type of valuable constructive feedback, and unable to complete a directive without grammatical and spelling errors. It was a very unprofessional experience and I am thankful to be done. I would not recommend a graduate nursing degree from Purdue Global University if you are looking to receive an education."
Hello Kate, we're concerned to hear about your experience with us and would like to look into this issue further for you. Could you please reach out to our Student Relations team at StudentRelations@PurdueGlobal.edu or 877.836.5813? Please reference case #20190502504. Thank you.
masters of nothing
"If you are an RN pursuing your MSN, I would NOT recommend this program. It is not adult learner friendly. The format of discussion is pointless, unless you want to hone your ability to be pretentious and b******* about why you feel someones theory on a theory is helpful, or not. The seminars are a horrible waste of time. Trying to hear the professor over her children and pets in the background, or long moments of silence when folks are typing..."are you still there?", or no sound at all. This program does not allow you to complete work on your own time. If you have a job and a family, you will be penalized for your"late submissions" that technically are within the week but they have ridiculous stipulations about which days of the week to submit. If you really want to obtain Mastery in your profession, do NOT attend this program. The only people benefitting from this program are the one's whose pockets end up with your hard earned money."
Hi Yolanda, we're sorry to hear about your experience and would like to look into it further. Could you please reach out to our Student Relations team at StudentRelations@PurdueGlobal.edu or 877.836.5813? Please reference case #201811151225. Thank you.