Gcu nursing program

  1. Does anyone know how competitive the gcu nursing program is?
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   AZ Sunshine
    Their program was recently censured. You may want to look into that before considering them. When I was considering attending, I spoke with an advisor at GCU. She basically said, if you don't complete at least 1 year of prerequisites with them, your chances of acceptance are slim to none. Even if you do complete prerequisites with them, they are still pretty competitive. They have a tiering system to rank students and their placement is done within those tiers.
  4. by   rachaelofcourse
    You'd have much better luck with the CEP program at half the cost.
  5. by   Union-Jack
    I agree with Rachaelofcourse - try the CEP route. Once you graduate from there, I believe GCU offers a Masters program that is somehow connected to the CEP - I'm going off memory though, so you'd have to double check that info!
  6. by   harajuku
    If you can fog a mirror you can attend GCU. It is a for-profit diploma mill. My RN to BSN was a complete joke.
  7. by   rachaelofcourse
    Quote from harajuku
    If you can fog a mirror you can attend GCU. It is a for-profit diploma mill. My RN to BSN was a complete joke.
    That's not the case with their pre-licensure program.
  8. by   AmyAnn00
    I looked into transferring into their pre-licensure BSN and according to 2 advisors they don't accept transfers anymore.
  9. by   missyt439
    AmyAnn00...you are correct I, too, was looking in to transferring and was told its a no go. To attend, you must either already have a BS in another field and do their MSN program or start brand new at GCU.
  10. by   AmyAnn00
    Quote from missyt439
    AmyAnn00...you are correct I, too, was looking in to transferring and was told its a no go. To attend, you must either already have a BS in another field and do their MSN program or start brand new at GCU.
    I wonder what it is with all these schools not liking transfers. If I have the grades what does it matter More money in my pocket and on to the next I guess.
  11. by   missyt439
    I am going to assume that it has something to do with profit along with supply and demand. There are enough people trying to get in to nursing to fill their classes from a students freshman year...and they will get more profit from taking a student for 4 years rather than transferring for just 1.5 to 2 years to finish a BSN degree.
  12. by   rachaelofcourse
    Quote from missyt439
    I am going to assume that it has something to do with profit along with supply and demand. There are enough people trying to get in to nursing to fill their classes from a students freshman year...and they will get more profit from taking a student for 4 years rather than transferring for just 1.5 to 2 years to finish a BSN degree.
    BINGO
  13. by   LoDo
    I personally really like GCU. GCU's program is pretty competitive! The average GPA for the spring 2018 semester is 3.72. You guys have it right, they don't accept transfers anymore and no more tier system. They are prioritizing the students that have been invested in GCU's nursing program since the beginning. It's only fair.
  14. by   rachaelofcourse
    Quote from LoDo
    I personally really like GCU. GCU's program is pretty competitive! The average GPA for the spring 2018 semester is 3.72. You guys have it right, they don't accept transfers anymore and no more tier system. They are prioritizing the students that have been invested in GCU's nursing program since the beginning. It's only fair.
    Well, with an NCLEX pass rate of <80%, I would steer very clear of that program, but that's just me.

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