University of Phoenix Reviews of Master's in Nursing

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42% of 16 students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of 16 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Nursing

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Michael Worley
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2022
  • Degree: Nursing
"You take away what you brought into the program. At fifty years of age I decided I could no longer compete in acute hospital nursing. I came with a BSN, 30 year backgrounds in critical-emergency care, as well as medical-surgical, and telemetry nursing. My wife of 20 years was supportive of my ASD behaviors and desire to step back from night shift bedside nursing which interferes with our personal lives. I feel that I could have never qualified for the standard bricks-and-mortar educational structure of a University. The hybrid Phoenix model best served my educational needs while allowing my to work full time. My ASD weaknesses were also my strengths: I LOVE to read and possessed a a nearly eidetic memory for facts, especially history. The UofP 'learning team' model was very difficult but I was fortunate to finally find a handful of equally devoted classmates. I learned to perform EB research, create power-points, and composed a >3500 word thesis that was well praised. I borrowed @$25,000 for the 3 1/2 year program and just finished paying off the last of my student loan this year. Our class were told that the UofP program would "prepare us to work in a 'Minute-Clinic', pass our national APRN boards, but that our first year as credentialled Nurse Practitioners would give us the most challenges. All three predictions were correct. I was fortunate to find a job as a 'new grad' NP and went through severe on-the-job stress. The hardest part as an ASD nurse was to "put on the NT mask" for job interviews: I've dreaded these challenges throughout my life when I'm expected to 'act like normal people'. Once on the job I was able to relax. I am one of the '12.5% who graduated from the University of Phoenix. I owe my success partly to its academic ,model, but not ALL. This may not be the 'best fit' for every student."
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I received the masters degree in nursing at University of Phoenix. It was such a great learning experience. Everything they taught me, I was able to apply in real life. Like any school, if you put in the work- you will receive the knowledge. I am not sure why people are putting this college down. I work for a company that is a national giant and University of Phoenix is one of the few online colleges that my Company recognizes and provides reimbursement towards classes. The instructors did an amazing job teaching about research methodology and were engaged, polite and supportive. The university helps connect the students with a mentor and provides all kinds of online tools and an impressive library which continue to be available to the alumni even after graduation. The degree paid back in spades. If I had to choose, I would select University of Phoenix all over again!"
4.0 student
  • Reviewed: 5/10/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I will begin by saying that enrollment was seamless. Financial advisement was always available and my counselor was attainable at all times (in the beginning). I found classes to be simple - not sure if it is because I never found school to be difficult or just because the courses were easy. Either way, they don't require too much brain power. I was forced, by personal reasons to take a break between my final Practicum I and Practicum II. I went into Practicum II with a 4.0. I lost points on a paper for not having feedback from my professor from Practicum I - well the class was 3 months earlier and i did not have that feedback. My final paper was graded and I ended the class with 0.3 points less than a A. I was given an Aminus which dropped by GPA down below a 4.0. I wait, I begged the school to reconsider and they basically told me that there is no different between my grade and 4.0 and not not worry about it. My instructor told me that she could no re grade my work - which is a lie. I am so upset with this University. Yes, I sound like a baby... No, I dont care. I worked hard for that 4.0. My reviews are just beginning... Love, An angry student"
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I should have heeded the warnings of others who have studied at this "university". Every single step in the process of application, study, and follow up has been a complete and utter nightmare. You will have people calling you daily, and if you even mention that you aren't interested, they will quickly turn on you and be rude and disparaging. It boggles my mind that this "university" is still open. I think the icing on the cake of an absolutely horrific experience was finding out the instructor that taught my class (who constantly denigrated his students) has had his teaching certification PERMANENTLY revoked in the state of Florida for the following: writing checks out to cash for the charter school he started, continuing to employ a felon after he was made aware that the person was a felon...the list goes on. You will not have an easy or enjoyable time "studying" through this fake university. There was a single course I needed for grad school, which I was able to complete in 6 weeks instead of a full semester, but having been through it, this fake university couldn't pay ME to take another course here. Please save yourself the 6 weeks of torture, and go somewhere else."
Patricia Catanach
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2017
  • Degree: Nursing
"I was supposed to graduate in 2016 with my MSN, all I had left to graduate was my final practicum write up and an ethics class....when I moved to WA state, UOP told me that my degree was null and void (over 35000 later) since they do not have an agreement with the board of nursing to complete and offer an MSN; I cannot explain the anger, frustration and disgust I felt with this university who has promised me from the day I started my graduate degree that I can study and complete any degree anywhere, which was very important to me considering I was active duty military;"
  • Reviewed: 9/2/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"The University of Phoenix is not a good college to attend. The instructors are not supportive of students. They intentionally fail student. Have you have any issue with your classes, they will not resolve it, but they just want you to repeat the classes and take you money. Please do not go to this university. It is a disaster."
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am a Registered Nurse with Bachelors degree in Nursing. I did enroll and matriculated in University of Phoenix to earn a MSN degree in Nursing Education. The process of enrollment is seamless and federal financial aid is difficult due to a very low 14% student academic success rate in the University of Phoenix (, 2016). The enrollment advisor, financial advisor, and academic advisor are well-trained to draw interested student into a hole that the student would turn his lifetime decision to pursue education to a worst day ever. My assumption from my experience and educated calculation(Please email me for more information) High volume of enrollees and low student academic success rate without the OFFICIAL FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN) are the mainframe to yield University income. I strongly suggest to any interested student to be very careful on this University."
  • Reviewed: 5/26/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I thought this school would be a great choice... It is a diploma mill. I have wasted my time taking two classes. I received an A in both but would never recommend this school. They do nothing, I have no idea how they are CCNE accredited. You will do way more busy work and team lead joke projects that teach nothing... Then if you just went to a classroom. There has got to be better online schools for an MSN then this one."
UOPX .... is okay
  • Reviewed: 4/10/2016
  • Degree: Nursing
"I had a couple different problems with the University of Phoenix. Instructors could be demeaning or not available. I understand it is online, but it is "online" for students. Instructors should be available at all times, unless posted in their policy (i.e. the weekend or certain times off). THe financial account services and my individual financial advisor WERE awful. I have never been disrespected the way I was by my advisor L. She would demand I send things to her from FAFSA and the IRS, then when I did, she claimed "she never got them". I decided to withdraw from UOPX and attend the university for which my hospital is affiliated with."
Rebecca D
  • Reviewed: 9/3/2015
  • Degree: Nursing
"After reading the complaint reviews I have to defend the University. Don't get me wrong I had my struggles but if it weren't for the education I received at UOP I wouldn't be where I am. People have to take responsibility for their actions and be proactive in their education process. Many review I read about how the university didn't tell them "xyz" what ever happen to educating yourself and doing research instead of displacing the blame to UOP? I received both my bachelor and both masters degree and have been able to apply almost half of what I learned from every class which has made me very successful in my career but, I put endless hours of studying into my classes. I did have trouble with my clinical advisor when finishing my masters but I kept my academic advisor in the loop and was ACTIVE in my education path and did not rely on others to "make it happen" for me. As far as I am concerned besides the cost of the education I would and have recommended UOP to family amd friends and they have graduated UOP and went to other colleges and had no issues with transferring credits and we're glad they did attend UOP because it prepared them for issues such as how to properly write a graduate level paper. These people are now very successful in their careers on a global aspect."
  • Reviewed: 10/29/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"I attended UOP but did not have to go through any of these issues. I enjoyed being a UOP because it provided me with a very flexible schedule. I received my Master's in Nursing Education and can say that my degree was recognized with a $10,000 increase in salary. Of course I am leaving my old job for this new opportunity. But it was all worth it. I paid my entire school from my pocket. No loans to pay back for that one. I chose not to take any loans and because of my previous undergraduate loans totally over $60,000. I paid as I went along by allowing myself two weeks between each class. This gave me up to eight weeks to pay for the 6 week class. By doing this I was able to graduate without any more debt. I rated Financial aid a 3 because I did not have to deal with them at all."
Melissa Scaparo
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"UoPX was fantastic. Worked with me every step of the way. I was able to complete all my classes on time and with little struggle. Had all the resources I needed at my fingertips, no need to buy extra books or supplies! Loved the financial aid team and my personal academic advisor was a great help."
Lady N SlvSpr
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL AT ALL! When I inquired about this school, they never stopped calling me. They gave me false promises and false hope! This school does NOT abide by reasonable rules that traditional (brick and mortar) schools operate by. They are not regulated by anyone and they pay off enough politicians to receive financial aid funds by the federal government!!! Not to mention, you never will get a REAL job with this school on your resume. Check our consumer reports for the NUMEROUS complaints against this school. Take my word for it...RUN LIKE HELL!!! Go to a school where they want you to succeed. This school's philosophy is: YOU DON'TGET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!! You get irritated, middle aged, bitter nursing administrators who take out their personal vendettas on students!!! NO OUTSIDE CREDITS ACCEPTED- Despite what I was promised, UoP doe not accept ANY outside school's credits. They will lie to you and say that they do to keep you registered in courses. NO STUDENT EVER WINS A GRADE DISPUTE- I received a grade just lower than I expected and the school refused to acknowledge this. The UoP does not provide students an advocate/representative or a FAIR opportunity for students to state their case. The UoP Nursing Department CLAIMS that they provide a fair opportunity, but they refuse to provide telephone numbers or emails for students to contact people who can help. Do not count on GINA DRAKE to give a darn about your issue. She, like the rest of the FOR PROFIT employees are driven by the all mighty dollar!!! The more they get to keep without giving a degree, the better for them. I think we all should BOYCOTT this school as it operates like a vigilante school with no oversight. NO STUDENT EVER WINS AN APPEAL- Enough said. Don't waste your time! Students must pay fees, but if you need a REAL person to state your case (like a student attorney), don't bother. EVEN if you have never had an issue before, this school can issue Code of Conduct charges left and right without any reason and if anyone submitted an accusation. It is really sad!!! INSTRUCTORS ARE MILITANT TYRANTS AND DO NOT HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO BE FAIR TO YOU- I did extremely well in this program until my VERY LAST course. I took NUR590B and missed the mark by approximately 10 points and had to retake the course. I took it again with the instructor (BEV JENSEN) who approved my practicum and she PURPOSEFULLY failed me. The instrucor is a TYRANT who refused to grade my final assignments that were all submitted on time. I even provided a letter from my practicum site and she refused to grade my assignment. The instructor knew that this was my second and FINAL chance in this course (as she DEMANDED this information at the start of the class). I believe she purposefully wanted to see me fail because the nursing administration backups these TYRANT teachers!"
  • Reviewed: 11/23/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"The impact that a MSN-Edu degree has had on my life is I am able to teach in nursing at a local college. I loved going to online classes at UOP. At first I was not used to online classes and it took me about 4 classes in to realize that I love the flexibility of online classes, I also loved only taking 1 class every 5 weeks unlike traditional college ground classes which are usually 3 or more courses over a 3 month period. This degree has enable me to teach nursing which I love my job. The only thing I would have done differently would be to attend online classes sooner."
  • Reviewed: 11/1/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"The University of Phoenix makes lots of promises to students only to get them in the door. After the student commits, the school is no longer interested in anything except MONEY! I was promised that I would not have to take certain classes again and they lied- it had to take both again (which extended my program by 12 weeks). IF you ever have an issue with your instructor, the school does not care and does NOT do a thing about it. You pretty much have to suck it up because they side with their instructors despite the instructor's incompetence and unwillingness to help. I will never attend an off-brand school ever again in my life. I made a 3.2 at the school; however, I will never take another course here and will encourage all my comrades to do the same. I will make sure the VA and military is aware of these practices too. My advice to an interested student is: RUN LIKE HELL!!! The graduation rate is poor and the attrition is also for a reason- UoP does NOT care about education for their only motivation is money! The only reason I pressed forward was because I needed it for my career. I am not bitter- I just know that there is a better way to reach students than that demonstrated at UoP. Signed, A Nurse Educator"
Peppie Tandhasetti
  • Reviewed: 5/18/2013
  • Degree: Nursing
"The educational experience was excellent. I had been out of school for 30 years, have a learning disability and UOP went far beyond what I expected in extra help. This is a school that cares about the student. All instructor surveys were private and if a student was dissatisfied with something, a confidential phone complaint was taken.Additionally, I would like to comment on the nursing instructors dress code. They were always dressed professionally. I highly recommend this school:)"