GCU, Capstone

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    Can anyone tell me what to expect with this class? It's my next one and I'm really nervous about writing a paper that is so long.

    Do we need to have statistical references such a bar graphs, and such?

    Appendices?


    Do we simply submit it to the instructor through LC?


    Then what? How long does it take to get a final grade and do we get it the usual way, by checking the forum??


    I'm so nervous about this!!
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    How did it go? I'm starting my first week of Professional Research and scared.
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    It went really well. I had an amazing professor who made a very busy class doable. The large paper is actually broken down into smaller papers and then put together into the capstone. It a very busy class. Not gonna lie. Your best bet is to have your PICO question and an idea of what you want to write about. Also, you will need 15 minimum literature review with 8 of them research based. If you can, start gathering so you aren't going crazy in the class itself trying to gather everything. Most weeks have 2 or 3 assignments due, hence a very busy class. I thankfully gathered my research months early, by slowly reading on my topic. My PICO, I did change in the class, but it just needed to fit my literature. I had my paper done early, so I turned in my finished paper on a Tuesday and it was due on Sunday. I only had to answer my DQ.

    Hope this helps!
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    Thanks! It is overwhelming, I keep telling myself one assignment at a time. Finding relevant articles feels like it may kill me. 30 days left!! 30...30...30

    I'm done after my BSN, are you planning on going on?
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    Oh, FYI, the articles, and research can't be over 5 yrs old unless it's qualitative and current. This throws in another challenge.

    Will I go on? I would if I could take on more debt and knew what I would do with an MSN! lol. I really enjoyed learning and know there is more out there to learn!
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    My friend just got her DNP and her final project didn't even need 15 articles. It's so frustrating, you need to have a specific PICO statement but then getting 15, peer reviewed, < 5 year old articles is crazy. I'm just starting the 3rd assignment for week one...Sources of Literature, evaluating articles. I printed my articles (which I'm sure just killed an acre of rainforest) and am even more concerned I won't have enough that are specific enough and not sure I have any qualitative articles.
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    It really isn't that difficult to find that many articles. Head to the GCU library, type in quantitative, qualitative, and your subject. If it is a current topic, it's not that difficult. I think I found all of mine in one evening.


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