Started GCU online RN to BSN! Go Lopes!

  1. After TONS of research on just about every online RN to BSN and RN to MSN program out there I finally made a decision and started at Grand Canyon University this week! Granted it's only been a few days but I'm already loving it. (Haven't had to turn in a paper yet though so I'll update after that haha) I decided to get my BSN first and my plan is to go directly into an MSN program after that [emoji4]

    If you're looking into going back to school I say go for it!
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    Specialty: Critical Care, Operating Room

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  3. by   Flames9_RN
    Quote from nursgirl
    After TONS of research on just about every online RN to BSN and RN to MSN program out there I finally made a decision and started at Grand Canyon University this week! Granted it's only been a few days but I'm already loving it. (Haven't had to turn in a paper yet though so I'll update after that haha) I decided to get my BSN first and my plan is to go directly into an MSN program after that [emoji4]

    If you're looking into going back to school I say go for it!
    Completed the RN to BSN program last yr at GCU....Found the online classroom very well laid out...Straight forward what has to be done each week.....Best of luck
  4. by   NicRN16
    Can you tell me how you like the program? I'm looking into starting June 20! Email me if you can nredding0809@gmail.com
  5. by   aspiringrn1987
    I just started on 6/13, also after lots of research and I really like it. I think it will be a challenging program but very doable. I JUST graduated on 5/13 and obtained
    my license on 5/20 so I don't have any work experience yet. I'm obviously still in the introductory class. How are the nursing classes after that?
  6. by   Flames9_RN
    Quote from aspiringrn1987
    I just started on 6/13, also after lots of research and I really like it. I think it will be a challenging program but very doable. I JUST graduated on 5/13 and obtained
    my license on 5/20 so I don't have any work experience yet. I'm obviously still in the introductory class. How are the nursing classes after that?
    All courses follow the same format for the most part....2 Discussion questions (DQ) each week, and then u have to reply to fellow students as well. And then a paper due on Sunday....some times 2, but normally only 1. And most classes have a group project (CLC) and its usually due week 4 or 5!! They are normally a Powerpoint presentation...should be very easy, but you may find some are slackers....want to argue on topics.....dont show up to the group for awhile.....dont do anything...some plagiarize....good times,lol I actually had pretty good groups....recommend you take the lead and ensure u keep ll communications in the group forum----as the prof can see the forum comments!
    When looking for info, don't be afraid to ask the librarians for assistance in finding material. Ensure u look over the RUBRIC to see what has to be covered in the assignment...as not all the info may be in the instructions!! Look over the Assignment requirements early in the week and ask questions....Some profs are slow to respond and had 1 prof state to the class that its a little late to be asking questions on the weekend.
    Its a pretty straight program....PERRLA is a great program for APA, well worth the $30.....And u can request profs for classes! And if you want to drop class, DO NOT post anything on the classroom..nothing!! As soon as u have done that, you will lose a certain % of the class tuition! And if u have student loans, taking breaks between classes differs than those paying out of pocket...Much more restrictive if u have student loans! SAVE,SAVE, SAVE ur work numerous times while doing it and save it in multiple places (thumb drive, cloud) As your computer will die at the worst possible time! Enjoy
  7. by   NayNaeRN
    Quote from aspiringrn1987
    I just started on 6/13, also after lots of research and I really like it. I think it will be a challenging program but very doable. I JUST graduated on 5/13 and obtained
    my license on 5/20 so I don't have any work experience yet. I'm obviously still in the introductory class. How are the nursing classes after that?
    I started 6/13 too! That's so funny. Professional dynamics right?
  8. by   NayNaeRN
    Thanks for the advice flames
  9. by   Flames9_RN
    Quote from NayNaeRN
    Thanks for the advice flames
    I recommend u start up a FB group....found it fairly helpful.....easier to communicate and pass on helpful info....I asked a few profs for permission to post about the FB group...
  10. by   nursgirl
    I actually had to put everything on hold back in April after an emergency right after I originally posted but I'm starting again with the first class on Monday, glass you all are liking it so far. I'd love to create a Facebook group if anyone is interested?? Or does one already exist?
  11. by   aspiringrn1987
    Yes professional dynamics! Almost done now. I'm excited to start the health assessment class.
  12. by   Studentnurse365
    I started in January and am in my 5th class. I took a couple breaks along the way :]
    Even though I haven't completed the program yet, I completely agree with what flames said!
  13. by   NayNaeRN
    I actually am skipping that class as I've take it in a previous school. How are you doing so far?
  14. by   LCsYfe
    Hello all!
    I started the program 2/29/16 and about to start my 5th class. Have 10 more to go?
    has anyone taken NRS-433V Introduction to Nursing Research? if so can you tell me how hard it is.
    so far I have taken
    NRS-430V Professional Dynamics
    HLT-362V Applied Statistics for Health Care Professionals
    NRS-427VN

    Concepts in Community and Public Health
    and

    NRS-429VN Family-Centered Health Promotion Jun 20, 2016 (OL191)

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