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Grand Canyon RN-BSN - page 346

The only thread I see is 5-7 yrs old and focuses on religion. Is there any updated information? I have been in heavy contact with them and am looking at taking their RN-BSN program. I work with a... Read More

  1. Visit  4mranch profile page
    Hi pink. I'm gonna chime in here. I am over 50 and decided to go back to school. Like you, I was drawn to GCU. I am on my 8th class with 3 more to go to finish my BSN. As flames said it isn't easy, but it is doable. I decided to go back because I have always wanted to finish my degree, and I prefer to do that on my terms vs. my employer stating I needed to have it done by a certain time. Also, I feel this will open some doors down the line. So, I guess I went back for personal and professional reasons. Don't let age hold you back, go for it!
  2. Visit  pinkpetunia profile page
    Thank you Ranch! Much appreciated. As I age, I may want to move to another state. Many states require a BSN now... Colorado for instance. I am not in a financial situation where I can retire, nor do I think I want to. Even older, I think I will need a part time job because, I am not surrounded by lots of family. Or outside interests... I try, but I guess you can call me an introvert/extrovert... I just read it is one who can be very social, talk to ppl, etc... (for me esp in nursing).... But I need my space and quiet time.
  3. Visit  pinkpetunia profile page
    I hear you Rose... I graduated with a 3 year diploma in 1978....did you go forward with GCU?
  4. Visit  Flames9_RN profile page
    I just got hired for a new job..and somehow introvert/extrovert came up.....I stated my patients think I'm a very extroverted person as I am always chatting with them.....and I enjoy that..same thing with my co-workers at work. But out in public I am very much an introvert, I can go days without really speaking to anyone besides my wife....and if she is away..just my dogs and cat,lol

    yes some places really do want a BSN, but I would think experience should count more....sad that it doesn't in some cases......GL Pink, u can do it.....lot of resources to help one succeed....school has tutors..think they provided writing assistance......ask away here....
  5. Visit  lanoneus profile page
    Hey 4mranch, we are in the same boat. 8 down, 3 to go. are you in the traditional PICO group or did they switch you over the the new group? I start research next month.

    Pink, I'm pushing 40, but I don't think your ever too old. I've been in some version of school on and off for 15 years (took me a while to settle into my forever desire for nursing cause we move a lot). I don't regret any of it. It keeps your brain active, keeps you young, and certainly doesn't hurt job prospects.
  6. Visit  pinkpetunia profile page
    Thank you!
  7. Visit  4mranch profile page
    Hi lanoneus, I am in the new group. Sure would like to hear from some that have gone through and completed the newer program with the longer Capstone.
  8. Visit  Flames9_RN profile page
    When did the longer capstone class start?? GL to whoever the guinua pigs were..no fun being the first

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