University Texas at Arlington vs Grand Canyon University?

  1. Looking for some advice on which program to choose for my RN to BSN. I've been accepted to both programs but I'm having some serious anxiety over making my final choice. Each program seems to have their own strong points. Cost is close enough to not be a huge issue. UTA has a longer list of pre reqs for me to finish which is definitely a negative. My only concerns for GCU are the horror stories that I have heard....being overwhelmed with classes and work. Two ten pages papers due in the same week. I know any decent program isn't going to be "easy" but I would like to at least give myself some sort of break. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   nrsyann
    I am almost done with GCU and I have never had two papers due the same week. Also, the longest paper I've ever had to write was between 1,000-1,250 words. Honestly, that is not that bad and not even close to 10 pages. The hardest class for me was stats, but other than that it has been doable. I work a .7 and my kids are 18 and 20 so I don't have little ones around. I'm not sure how UTA is laid out, but I like GCUs 5-week class format. No matter how much you dislike the's only 5 weeks! I have been pleased with the instructors. I think there has been one that was not very responsive, but overall they have been responsive and helpful. So other than stats I have been happy!