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Grand Canyon University Reviews of Bachelor's in Nursing

47 Reviews

Locations:   Phoenix (AZ) 

Annual Tuition: $17,800

59% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
49% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Nursing

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Shawn H

Reviewed: 9/30/2023

Degree: Nursing

I am currently in the last class of my degree however, due to the counselors disorganization I am unable to continue. I am on hold for 3 months now and unable to finish my degree. I would not recommend this school at all. Overall, I have had a poor experience. This is my second degree and 4th college attending in my life and so far it is the worst experience I have had. The office of field experience is horrible and I have had 3 different counselors working on my field experience. Every time they... Read More

Marie Mckee

Reviewed: 8/20/2023

Degree: Nursing

Horrible School! I do not recommend this school, especially their online classes. This university has a high rank of graduate students who can’t get a job anywhere, incompetent teachers who have no clue about the subjects. They are basically just in it for the money, but they can’t answer any of the student questions. I repeat, do not go to GCU, it is the worst school in the US. They will get your money, you will learn absolutely nothing. In addition, they would try to appear as Christian, but they... Read More


Reviewed: 3/28/2023

Degree: Nursing

I had an excellent learning experience. The instructors were helpful, the counselors encouraged me till graduation. I have no negative feeling about this school.A friend that I recommended the school to graduated right after me and we are enjoying a wonderful nursing career. Would have gone back if they had Masters program in psych.


Reviewed: 2/2/2023

Degree: Nursing

I'll get straight to it. Christianity has become a laughing stalk here in America. Far too many people claim to be Christian, yet their behavior is nothing like one. Don't even think about going to this school. They are greedy. GCU is focused on separating you from your money. Nothing else. They have ridiculous hidden fees that your counselor will not mention, until it is time to take your money. Then they will copy and paste everything into a nice email for you. Like all schools, they are gung ho... Read More


Reviewed: 1/22/2023

Degree: Nursing

GCU’s ABSN is the absolute worst program. Both Sun City & Tucson locations are a mess. Professors are awful & won’t teach you a single thing. They make the admission process easy to get you in with promised lies of how it will be. You would think you would know at that point that it is too good to be true. Your education is more important to wait & find a better program to jump into one that will leave you 50k in debt with no help from instructors. Obviously nursing school is hard but to have faculty... Read More


Reviewed: 12/14/2022

Degree: Nursing

The ABSN program is very poorly managed with little support, they advertise they have an nclex pass rate of a 100% but beware! They choose not to disclose their attrition rate (about 1/2 of student cohort on average fail out whether that be entirely failing out or repeating a semester; only get one chance). Many professors are not qualified to teach, very lazy at times especially when doing “prepared” lectures. Nothing prepared to go over, just discussion which often times is side tracked. They are... Read More

Disappointed parent

Reviewed: 10/24/2022

Degree: Nursing

I felt GCU gets you in the door and not many things they told us were actually accurate. My daughers class size we ridiculous. 200 in 1 of them. They sold us on small class size. Not true. No one advised us of this ahead of time. $400 fee for her leaving at end of semester. No dinning dollars refund so we are out at least 1k. Student got shot from stray bullet. Roommate has boyfriend in her actual room all the time and no one does anything. My daughter would just go to someone else's room. I'm extremely... Read More

Leanne S

Reviewed: 9/23/2022

Degree: Nursing

Please do yourself a favor and look for a cheaper school. This school is so money hungry. You will get same degree with much less stress elsewhere. You will do all the work by yourself. Self taught courses with little instruction and clarification on assignments. The professor's don't help much and hard to get ahold of. The assistant dean and the site director are awful at the Sun City location. They will not respond for over a week. If you have Covid, don't tell anyone and just go is what they want.... Read More

Lana Nesterenko

Reviewed: 5/23/2022

Degree: Nursing

I had a great experience at GCU. My team was always supportive, professors answered my questions quickly and gave me good advice on how to do my job perfectly. The good news for foreign nurses is that an English language test is not required. I am very satisfied with the process and the result of studying at this university.

Rebecca DesJarlais

Reviewed: 3/10/2022

Degree: Nursing

I am completely disgusted and devastated. I enrolled into this Grand Canyon University as an ADN, and was offered the RN to MSN program. After learning more about the program I decided to enroll. Here I am about to complete the program that I was told I was enrolled in, only to find that I will only be graduating with my BSN and not my MSN. When I asked why I did not receive my BSN diploma after completing my capstone course 6 months ago I was told that I would receive it with the MSN diploma at... Read More


Reviewed: 12/30/2021

Degree: Nursing

Honestly, the worst platform I’ve ever used. I’ve attended two other colleges/universities to obtain other degrees and this was the worst (and the most expensive). The program/class set-up was rigid and not a “go at your own pace” type of program. Unbelievably overpriced. Their communication was awful which caused a delay in me starting my practicum and the actual class platform was so not user friendly. There is no way to get notifications from the teacher or classmates when communicating within... Read More


Reviewed: 8/21/2019

Degree: Nursing

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... Read More

Melissa Nemeth

Reviewed: 8/18/2019

Degree: Nursing

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

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... Read More


Reviewed: 5/9/2019

Degree: Nursing

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...


Reviewed: 3/12/2019

Degree: Nursing

This is an amazing university that offers top of the line products to use within the simulation lab. GCU is the only university in AZ that leads an immersive simulation program, which aids in the progression of the nursing practice. They teach off of evidence-based practice and make sure to keep information up-to-date. Very affordable! Staff and faculty are beyond supportive.


Reviewed: 1/30/2019

Degree: Nursing

GCU seems very promising and, honestly, perfect when you first attend, but you quickly realize just how money-hungry the school is and how little they care about their students. While the campus if gorgeous and safe, faculty and leaders couldn't care less about the wellbeing of the students. Campus food is unreasonably overpriced (for example: a carton of eggs is $6), professors show no concern for struggles students are having outside of the classroom, and you aren't even allowed to temporarily... Read More

Different Expectations

Reviewed: 10/24/2018

Degree: Nursing

I atttended GCU in 2016, directly after I received my ADN from a city college. It was a totally different experience to me because for one; I had never done online classes. Also, I knew it would take alot of discipline to be able to obtain this degree. I started looking and the recruiter was very helpful to me. After I reached out for information she stayed in contact. I had let her know I would not be able to start until I received my official license. The day my license posted the recruiter called... Read More


Reviewed: 10/5/2018

Degree: Nursing

Do not waste your time with this RN-BSN program. The University manipulations the program adding classes and combining them so that they can get mire money from them. They do not care about you, your education, or the quality of their online instructors.

Great job

Reviewed: 9/4/2018

Degree: Nursing

Great school and well organized. Loved the way the instructors treated us as students very respectful and also grades were turned in at timely manner. I feel that this was a great pick and I was able to work full-time and still apply myself with a great GPA score. I refer this school to anyone that is new and old to online learning.


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