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Nursing Program @Grand Canyon University

  1. 0 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.
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  3. Visit  Mithrah profile page
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    I've heard it is a good school. But so are all the other community colleges at just a fraction of the cost. If you really want your BS degree consider going to a community college and then once you graduate and get a job, have your employer pay for your BS degree.
  4. Visit  Kabin profile page
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    Thanks for the feedback! I imagine there aren't many GCU grads nor current students as the program is relatively small. My situation is a bit complicated as I have a BS degree and have been looking for any BS to BSN accelerated programs in the valley. ASU's accelerated BSN program would be good, but they aren't very responsive to emails and have so many requirements that I could drop the ball somewhere and that gives me the willies. GCU seems far more down to earth and so I'm thinking I'll apply to both programs and see how it goes.
  5. Visit  GrnHonu99 profile page
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    Quote from Kabin
    Thanks for the feedback! I imagine there aren't many GCU grads nor current students as the program is relatively small. My situation is a bit complicated as I have a BS degree and have been looking for any BS to BSN accelerated programs in the valley. ASU's accelerated BSN program would be good, but they aren't very responsive to emails and have so many requirements that I could drop the ball somewhere and that gives me the willies. GCU seems far more down to earth and so I'm thinking I'll apply to both programs and see how it goes.

    I am also looking for some info for my roommate Did you end up applying?
  6. Visit  Kabin profile page
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    Yes I did. GCU is a caring environment but back then there were a few growing pains. I was there for one week and decided to take my chances at ASU and save some serious $ on tuition.
  7. Visit  GrnHonu99 profile page
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    Quote from Kabin
    Yes I did. GCU is a caring environment but back then there were a few growing pains. I was there for one week and decided to take my chances at ASU and save some serious $ on tuition.

    I hear that they are working with St. Joe's now?
  8. Visit  mattsmom64 profile page
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    yes they are...if you go to ichosestjoes.com you can find out some more info.....
    they also have an on site rn-bsn program at chandler regional....
    also, here is the number for their advisor: 602 639 6473. I spoke with her yesterday and she said that they still have openings for this upcoming semester at their campus.
    Last edit by sirI on Aug 30, '07 : Reason: please do not post names
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  9. Visit  Multicollinearity profile page
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    I think it's important to remember that GCU's BSN program isn't just an accredited nursing program - it's a particular worldview, too. If GCU's worldview matches with one's own worldview, ok. I personally do not want any particular religious belief system co-mingling with my nursing education. I think it is more of a consideration with their traditional BSN rather than the RN-BSN.
  10. Visit  Kabin profile page
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    As I recall BSN students had to take two religious studies courses. And there was praying after group gatherings and class sessions. They also had mandatory religious meetings every week or so. This was all up in the air while I was there but they eventually decided nontraditional accelerated programs and master programs could be exempted.
  11. Visit  cardiacRN2006 profile page
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    The are pretty expensive last I checked. You have to take religious classes and go to religious meetings?????
  12. Visit  Multicollinearity profile page
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    I considered GCU as a plan B in case I don't get into my first choice program. I considered it for about 1.5 seconds. You really need to be an Evangelical Christian to go there for the traditional BSN. I don't think agnostic/secular humanists/feminists like myself would get on well there. Sure they may say anyone may attend. In reality though - it's not going to go over well. I mean no disrespect towards GCU. They have a right to have a program that teaches their particular belief system and religious world-view. I just think prospective students need to understand that these folks really believe with every cell of their being and it permeates (rightly so) the nursing program. I was raised as an Evangelical Christian so I do understand their world-view.
  13. Visit  cardiacRN2006 profile page
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    Wow! I only looked into them because SJH/SMH offeres the ADN-BSN program for free to ADN nurses.
    How's it going with your app to the U? Have you found anything out yet?
  14. Visit  Multicollinearity profile page
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    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    Wow! I only looked into them because SJH/SMH offeres the ADN-BSN program for free to ADN nurses.
    How's it going with your app to the U? Have you found anything out yet?
    I'm going to apply 2 semesters from now. That's ok. I'm taking my 4.0 there and they are taking me. They just don't know it yet.

    I could apply sooner, but I want more of my classes out of the way. I want to only be taking nursing courses once I get in - not loaded up with Spanish 101, philosophy 101 etc.

    Of course there's always my plan B which is NAU.

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