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Grand Canyon University Reviews of Bachelor's in RN to BSN

16 Reviews

Locations:   Phoenix (AZ) 

Annual Tuition: $17,800

75% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in RN to BSN

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in RN to BSN

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Reviewed: 6/28/2023

Degree: RN to BSN

Not the best school if you are still working while doing the RN-BSN program. While it’s not impossible to meet to coursework requirements, there are other universities that provide more flexibility for working RNs. You will be required to do 2 discussion board posts a week, 6 weekly peer responses scattered on different days, and one essay or PowerPoint presentation a week (or sometimes more). I switched school and we only have 1 discussion post and reply a week, and 1-2 essays for the whole course.... Read More


Reviewed: 1/25/2023

Degree: RN to BSN

Worst educational experience of my life. This university is focused ONLY on getting your money and will drag you through whatever hells they can in order to secure it. They charge you for every little thing, even if it is one of their administration or faculty that caused an issue. Having issues with a teacher and looking to switch to the same class but with different faculty? SORRY! We're going to charge you for the time you spent "in class" as well as for your book. As soon as you get into the... Read More


Reviewed: 1/1/2023

Degree: RN to BSN

I am currently in my last BSN course at GCU and I have not had one problem with tuition, customer service, grading times, instructor responsiveness, etc. I don't particularly like online group assignments or spreading out response posts throughout the week but that's to be expected with an online learning platform. I've been unclear instructions about assignments and instructors usually get back to me within a few hours, grades are in no longer than a week after the assignment is due and my counsellors... Read More


Reviewed: 7/5/2022

Degree: RN to BSN

I did not do my research before attending GCU's online RN-BSN program. I went because my nursing school advertised them A LOT. The degree is extremely difficult for those who work full time. At first, it's easy with 1 paper a week and 2 discussion questions, and 6 peer responses. But then as the program continues you have to do community projects (you have to have signed papers from administrators and organizations in the community), interviews with nearly unattainable people (community health workers... Read More


Reviewed: 10/18/2021

Degree: RN to BSN

Their RN to BSN is not designed for full time working nurses. Extremely difficult, and you always have a research paper on Sundays. Aside from, writing 3 assignments per week and at least 4 “peer interactions”. The professor was not understanding, in the very least. Played favorites, was not helpful and when you had a question, she would tell you to check syllabus. Very confusing program since it’s was my first online class. Professor had little patience and just docks points on assignments instead... Read More

Overpriced - Ridged - go somewhere else, especially the nursing program

Reviewed: 4/9/2020

Degree: RN to BSN

Way overpriced. It might be a good school if you are actually attending but if you are doing an online program and working, forget about it. There is absolutely nothing that is self-paced or "on your own time". You might as well be required to attend class and labs etc. Minimal flexibility. The online platform is not user-friendly at all. No notifications if you get a message from the instructor or other students. This is terrible if you have a group project. I would NEVER recommend attending this... Read More

T. Coleman

Reviewed: 3/11/2020

Degree: RN to BSN

I graduated from the RN to BSN online program at GCU in 2017. I had nothing short of a great experience. I've read many complaints in the reviews. I can't think of one single complaint, other than the occasional lazy instructor. I worked 2 jobs and was able to maintain my grades. The only time I felt stressed is when I waited until the last minute to write a paper. Otherwise, I highly recommend this program and University. The course was very user friendly and I'm happy to be starting the MSN in... Read More

SM Joseph

Reviewed: 12/5/2019

Degree: RN to BSN

Pros: 1) Very helpful and pleasant staff. They seemed to want me to succeed. 2) The Website was easy to navigate and once used to it, I could find nearly everything I needed. 3) Price was reasonable. Help with student loans was almost too easy. 4) Classes are short. Cons: 1) The instructors often had differing views on what constituted a "substantive response" it created some confusion when moving from one class to another. Often the "substantive responses" that were given were more to comply with... Read More


Reviewed: 3/4/2019

Degree: RN to BSN

This school is disciplined adult learners. I thought the professors were fair and responded in a timely manner to any questions or concerns. The school is exactly what I expected and I am glad I knocked out a degree without having to take any tests. The last instructor I had was hell bent on not giving me an A, so I ended with an A-. This was the worst part of attending this school. I'm not complaining. If you are looking for a program that is self directed and timely, I would recommend this school.... Read More


Reviewed: 2/13/2019

Degree: RN to BSN

I would advise any future students, do not apply to this school, just run away, anything else is better that this one, this is an scamming institution and the other reviews here are accurate, i enrolled in online RN-BSN program and as soon as i noticed (less than 4 days) how hard was the professor, i requested to Drop the class, counselors delayed to respond or help as long as they could, i was attending just less than a week and i was so frustrated, that i decided to withdrawn from school. I was... Read More


Reviewed: 9/17/2018

Degree: RN to BSN

I do not have anything negative to say about my RN to BSN program experience at GCU. I never had any issues with starting courses, financial aid, required documents and more. Everybody was very helpful and my instructors were awesome. Of course, some were more helpful and eager than others but I always had positive things to say about the instructors. The classes were 5 weeks longs, except the final course was 10 weeks long. I finished in 14 months. If you put in the effort, you will simply get through... Read More


Reviewed: 6/16/2018

Degree: RN to BSN

The 490 nursing class appears to be a way to coherce another quarter of tuition with poor professors that tries to find ways to fail students vs educating. GCU for some reason does not manage that student professor and the instruction and instructor was so poor that it over shadowed GCU .


Reviewed: 2/12/2018

Degree: RN to BSN

This school gave me the opportunity to continue my education while working, having the chance to do it all online was great. The counselors were great, always there to answer your questions at any time. They are also great motivators in wanting you to succeed.


Reviewed: 6/29/2017

Degree: RN to BSN

My experience with GCU online RN to BSN program was wonderful. All my credits transfered, the work load was easy to manage with organizational skills. I worked full time as a Med Surg RN. Don't let bad reviews scare you away. I loved it so much I am actually trying to see what I can do to teach for the school. The assignments were doable, they required the work but it was manageable. Upon starting the program I was nervous about the workload and working full time. Assignments are due on sundays by... Read More


Reviewed: 4/11/2017

Degree: RN to BSN

Excellent school; Great experience; I cannot speak for anyone else, but my experience was great! What I saw with others is that if they put forth the effort and completed the work as assigned then there was no issue. Only those that did not fair so well grumbled and complained. It was a tough program but I learned a lot. My advisor was great and now my friend just started her first class there and was able to get my old advisor. I now have a MSN from another college and will be returning to GCU in... Read More


Reviewed: 2/9/2017

Degree: RN to BSN

I had an awesome advisor who helped me through personal and school struggles. I made it through and the classes were helpful and interesting. The Christian based learning also was great because it created a positive learning environment. The computer courses were easy to complete and didn't require a masters in computer knowledge. I would recommend this school to anyone wanting to get their BSN in nursing while working.


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