Does anyone know how competitive the gcu nursing program is?
Sep 10, 2017
Their program was recently censured. You may want to look into that before considering them. When I was considering attending, I spoke with an advisor at GCU. She basically said, if you don't complete at least 1 year of prerequisites with them, your chances of acceptance are slim to none. Even if you do complete prerequisites with them, they are still pretty competitive. They have a tiering system to rank students and their placement is done within those tiers.
You'd have much better luck with the CEP program at half the cost.
Apple-Core, ASN, BSN, RN
Has 1 years experience.
Sep 12, 2017
I agree with Rachaelofcourse - try the CEP route. Once you graduate from there, I believe GCU offers a Masters program that is somehow connected to the CEP - I'm going off memory though, so you'd have to double check that info!
Sep 24, 2017
If you can fog a mirror you can attend GCU. It is a for-profit diploma mill. My RN to BSN was a complete joke.
Sep 25, 2017
That's not the case with their pre-licensure program.
Sep 27, 2017
I looked into transferring into their pre-licensure BSN and according to 2 advisors they don't accept transfers anymore.
Sep 28, 2017
AmyAnn00...you are correct I, too, was looking in to transferring and was told its a no go. To attend, you must either already have a BS in another field and do their MSN program or start brand new at GCU.
Oct 5, 2017
I wonder what it is with all these schools not liking transfers. If I have the grades what does it matter More money in my pocket and on to the next I guess.
I am going to assume that it has something to do with profit along with supply and demand. There are enough people trying to get in to nursing to fill their classes from a students freshman year...and they will get more profit from taking a student for 4 years rather than transferring for just 1.5 to 2 years to finish a BSN degree.
Oct 6, 2017
Oct 23, 2017
I personally really like GCU. GCU's program is pretty competitive! The average GPA for the spring 2018 semester is 3.72. You guys have it right, they don't accept transfers anymore and no more tier system. They are prioritizing the students that have been invested in GCU's nursing program since the beginning. It's only fair.
Oct 24, 2017
Well, with an NCLEX pass rate of
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