Nursing Program @Grand Canyon University - page 3

by Kabin

Anyone know if the GCU nursing program is ok? Good teachers? Accredited? I know it's expensive and they were financially strapped as of Jan '04, but supposedly that's behind them.... Read More


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    Quote from hogan4736
    Back up there guys...

    I went to GCU 13 years ago...Went to Chapel (1 hour, sat in back) once a week, back then it was required...Not now for the accelereated program...

    We had catholics, jews, agnostics, smokers, partiers, etc...

    Never had any religion permeate my studies or classes...I was adjunct faculty there for the last 2 years...Never did I pray or even talk about God in my clinicals/post conferences...

    Where are you guys getting these holy roller ideas about GCU?
    Clinicals are only part of the program and traditional programs are treated differently. When I was there 1.5 years ago all on campus meetings began and ended with instructor led prayer. I talked to a community college nursing faculty that considered teaching at GCU and she said she wouldn't teach there because she didn't feel comfortable leading prayers.
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    I was teaching there 1.5 years ago, helped w/ skills lab, and sat in on some lectures...Don't remember any prayers...BIG misconception...I heard the same stuff 13 years ago before I enrolled...None of it true...

    You may have a patient someday ask you to pray w/ him...what will you do then?
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    Quote from hogan4736
    You may have a patient someday ask you to pray w/ him...what will you do then?
    That I was well trained as I sat in the back row of the Chapel with GCU faculty, partiers, and smokers.

    It's odd how you acknowledge the accelerated program is different but fail to acknowledge praying or extra religious studies as part of the GCU lifestyle/curriculum.

    Obviously for anyone interested in GCU, a quick phone call to the campus will clear up any misconceptions or misrepresentations.
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    Quote from Kabin

    It's odd how you acknowledge the accelerated program is different but fail to acknowledge praying or extra religious studies as part of the GCU lifestyle/curriculum.

    Obviously for anyone interested in GCU, a quick phone call to the campus will clear up any misconceptions or misrepresentations.

    If you call the campus, you will get the PC answer...

    Yes, I'm odd...But you confuse me...I relay the new accelerated "rules" only...I wish I did not have to go to chapel. I acknowleged chapel...And if I didn't, I acknowledge Old and New Testament history classes (1 of each)...I NEVER prayed in my 2.5 years as a student and 2 years as a faculty...

    4.5 years is a pretty good foundation to form an opinion...

    I despise organized religion...But 1-2 years on a waiting list (for a 3.2 GPA student) on a community college puts me that much farther from retirement buddy, NOT where any of us wants to be...I had a school that wanted me, NOT my GPA...

    I don't care if they worshipped the sun...I wanted my RN!!!
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    [quote=hogan4736;1843439]back up there guys...

    i went to gcu 13 years ago...went to chapel (1 hour, sat in back) once a week, back then it was required...not now for the accelereated program...

    we had catholics, jews, agnostics, smokers, partiers, etc...

    never had any religion permeate my studies or classes...i was adjunct faculty there for the last 2 years...never did i pray or even talk about god in my clinicals/post conferences...

    i graduated in 1988 from gcu, same thing as hogan says, i would review my notes during mandatory chapel, no biggie. in my nursing class there was only one southern baptist & she was from salt lake city!!!, rest of class were catholics, greek orthodox, protestant, agnostics/atheists/partiers. i went there for the nursing education as asu was being scrutinized by bon. this was before rn to bsn program was created as i was an adn-rn. it was by far the best nursing program, though i could not afford the tuition now, back then it was about $1500.00 per semester. good school.
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    Quote from hogan4736

    You may have a patient someday ask you to pray w/ him...what will you do then?
    Quote from hogan4736
    ...I NEVER prayed in my 2.5 years as a student and 2 years as a faculty...
    These 2 points don't make sense. You state that we should go to the school in order to prepare ourselves when a pt asks us to pray, and then state that you NEVER prayed while you were there...So then, what's the point of a religious school??



    The fact is about GCU, some of us are very skeptic about organized religion. All I had to hear was a little bit about this program to know that I didn't want to deal with it. No thanks :uhoh21:
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    I don't do organized religion either... but I will be attending GCU's BSN program in the fall. When UofA is nearly impossible to get into, NAU isn't a school I'm interested in, and I can get my entire BSN program/books/scrubs, etc paid for, I certainly jumped on that chance. I agree with a comment made above - GCU wants me because of me... not my 3.6 GPA. If you want your degree bad enough you will put indifferences aside and accept the fact that GCU has a fantastic program. I've interviewed several hospital HR officials who have all agreed that they seek out GCU grads because their belief that they have an excellent program design.
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    Quote from Blondee43
    I don't do organized religion either... but I will be attending GCU's BSN program in the fall. When UofA is nearly impossible to get into, NAU isn't a school I'm interested in, and I can get my entire BSN program/books/scrubs, etc paid for, I certainly jumped on that chance. I agree with a comment made above - GCU wants me because of me... not my 3.6 GPA. If you want your degree bad enough you will put indifferences aside and accept the fact that GCU has a fantastic program. I've interviewed several hospital HR officials who have all agreed that they seek out GCU grads because their belief that they have an excellent program design.

    I agree. I've changed my mind, and I've changed my tune in the last few months. It's so hard to get into a nursing program - go where you can get in, afford it, and get that RN.

    Good for you and congratulations.
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    Quote from multicollinarity
    I agree. I've changed my mind, and I've changed my tune in the last few months. It's so hard to get into a nursing program - go where you can get in, afford it, and get that RN.

    Good for you and congratulations.
    If you're applying for GCU and need any help on the process, tips, or recommendations let me know I'd be more than happy to help.
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    Quote from Blondee43
    I've interviewed several hospital HR officials who have all agreed that they seek out GCU grads because their belief that they have an excellent program design.

    I've come to the conclusion that all HR people say this about whatever program that the person is attending. I've spoken with almost every hospital in town, and they all say they prefer Pima grads, but then UofA students say that they all prefer UofA grads....


    Honestly, I've NEVER heard any manager say anything about GCU. They really don't care either, they just want you to have a license, and a heartbeat.


    Good luck with the program.


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