I have heard of people needing 5 extension courses to finish in the program. A few of the instructors were top notch and fully engaged. The online classroom and resources seem pretty bullet proof.The course part of the program is very soft skills heavy. I can only think of one time that I could not log in during my three years in the program and it was resolved within a couple hours. I like the idea of the residencies - however see my comments in don't likes.
Regard,,,,,,,,,,, Anonymous I completed the RN to BSN program in December 2015 and my experience with GCU was phenomenal!
Everyone from the enrollment councilor to my last instructor was everything I thought it would be.
Generally speaking the squeaky wheel gets the grease and the loudest student gets the most attention. Additionally as I mentioned before I had to pretty much start over from scratch.
I would have gotten more value from a solid 4 hours with an adviser one on one than a week at a residency. My adviser tries hard but just does not have the experience needed to support my needs in the program. I am not sure I would recommend it to anyone but I would not try to talk someone out of it either.
I may be wrong about all of this but online educators seem to get meaner at you progress through the program at GCU, especially those in the Capstone courses (DNP 955, DNP 960, DNP 965).