Nursing Program @Grand Canyon University

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    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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    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.
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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.
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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.

    I am also looking for some info for my roommate Did you end up applying?
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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.
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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?
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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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    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.
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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.
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    The are pretty expensive last I checked. You have to take religious classes and go to religious meetings?????


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