Grand Canyon RN-BSN - page 352

The only thread I see is 5-7 yrs old and focuses on religion. Is there any updated information? I have been in heavy contact with them and am looking at taking their RN-BSN program. I work with a... Read More

  1. by   Flames9_RN
    Glad I did the 5 week class,lol ur almost there...GL
  2. by   FanRN
    4mranch, congratulations on reaching the capstone course, hope it goes fast and smooth for you. Could you talk a little about the mentor and the immersion hours tracking? I have seven courses before that begins for me but was wondering how that works in the new capstone course.
  3. by   4mranch
    Hi Fan. There is a mentor evaluation form to fill out and turn in to get that person approved as your mentor. They need to have at least a BSN and have been a RN for two years. You will also need to provide a copy of their license, a resume, and a copy of their diploma (I just had my mentor take a picture of hers and sent that in as a PDF). Your facility also has to have an agreement and get approved. I had a liaison from GCU contact me to get the paperwork started and receive approval.
    As far as the immersion hours - that is just a fancy way of saying you have to keep track of the time you spend researching and working on your project. You can include any seminars that pertain to your project as well as the time you spend working with your mentor. I just made a table in a Word document to track the hours I spent per each week. It is not terribly difficult, but you do need to be organized and there is more paperwork involved in the longer course.
  4. by   FanRN
    Thank you for taking the time to answer, 4mranch! This is the first time I hear a clear explanation of the immersion hours. I suspected it would be like something you described, but heard everything from "it will be like a clinical" to "you'll have to spend all of the required hours with your mentor" which was a questionable requirement considering other commitments outside of the BSN program and the mentor's availability. Don't think my future mentor would appreciate me hanging around with them for a hundred hours either. I imagine the counselors don't always have a clear picture of the capstone and that's where the Field Experience Advisor comes in, but I like to have a good idea of what's coming as early on as possible, so I can prepare myself.
    Thank you!
  5. by   Flames9_RN
    I'm all for change..but doesnt sound like the changes they made for the 10 week class provide any true learning benefit...just make it more of a hassle for you and for the person that has to be your mentor! We had to get a RN BSN (or higher) to sign off on our Capstone, but that was about it. GL
  6. by   FanRN
    Thank you Flames!

    I don't know what seems more painful, looking for a mentor and the process that goes along with that or the capstone itself.
  7. by   Flames9_RN
    back in 2015..I thought Capstone was pretty straight forward.....but it seems from past posters, they have managed to do away with that straight forwardness,lol
  8. by   NayNaeRN
    Flames, I'm with ya! In fact I have one more anything class to go after my last capstone assignment in 2 weeks. My last and final week of my leadership and vocation class I will be on an Alaskan cruise too!! CAn't wait! Going to try and submit ahead of time so I don't have to worry.
  9. by   Flames9_RN
    Quote from NayNaeRN
    Flames, I'm with ya! In fact I have one more anything class to go after my last capstone assignment in 2 weeks. My last and final week of my leadership and vocation class I will be on an Alaskan cruise too!! CAn't wait! Going to try and submit ahead of time so I don't have to worry.
    Alaska - Cruise Critic Message Board Forums Great forum for cruises..I posted the Alaska port of call there....Back in 2009 when I graduated from my ADN program..skipped pinning and we did an Alaskan cruise......Great cruise. I did 2 Anything classes...super easy ones..I just wanted it to be over,lol
  10. by   Ilikeletters
    Hi -
    Does anyone have feedback on these 3 classes:

    NRS-410V Pathophysiology and Nursing Management of Clients' Health
    NRS-440VN Trends and Issues in Today's Health Care
    PHI-413V Ethical and Spiritual Decision Making in Health Care

    I have to take two of them together, which two are better to take together (require less time)? As of right now I am scheduled to take PHI-413 alone and the other two together, but I've been taking two at a time and I feel like I should just keep the momentum going and take 410 or 440 with it, unless they each have pretty significant loads. I've done really well with two at a time so far, have a 4.0, but I put in way more work than what they say it should take.

    Thanks for any advice!
  11. by   Flames9_RN
    I think the 2 classes most compalin about are Stats..and the spirituality class....I believe the PHI 413 has changed since I took it.(yes used to be called HLT310)...the other 2 are very doable together in my opinion
    Last edit by Flames9_RN on May 25
  12. by   Flames9_RN
    I found patho to be 1 of the easier classes as it was more "medical" so was easier to relate to. And trends was fine as well....had a great prof for that class....both had group projects.....

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