RN to BSN--Grand Canyon University--Let the fun begin Sep 30 2013 - page 243

Howdy all, I bit the bullet and after much research, I decided on Grand Canyon! Wow, I did not expect BSN schools to be like used car salesmen--hounding me by emails and phone calls. Rather... Read More

  1. by   rn929
    Quote from nps07
    is this what the first assignment looks like in the capstone class?
    The literature review is in week 6. This is the first assignment:

    Write a 500-750 word description of your proposed capstone project topic. Make sure to include the following:

    The problem, issue, suggestion, initiative, or educational need that will be the focus of the project
    The setting or context in which the problem, issue, suggestion, initiative, or educational need can be observed.
    A description providing a high level of detail regarding the problem, issue, suggestion, initiative, or educational need.
    Impact of the problem, issue, suggestion, initiative, or educational need on the work environment, the quality of care provided by staff, and patient outcomes.
    Significance of the problem, issue, suggestion, initiative, or educational need and its implications to nursing.
    A proposed solution to the identified project topic

    You are required to retrieve and assess a minimum of 8 peer-reviewed articles. Plan your time accordingly to complete this assignment.
  2. by   nps07
    thank you!
  3. by   klrt_rn
    In the NRS 490 Capstone class, I see there are three phone calls required between instructor and mentor. What is the idea behind this? To check up on the student to see if they're actually doing the work? Also, does the instructor call the site also besides the mentor? Anyone have any experience with this new course?
  4. by   klrt_rn
    I'm just starting my Capstone this week and am trying to figure out how these practice immersion hours work. Has anyone just counted their time spent working on assignments? The instructions are so vague, I'm not sure what they expect me to do for 100 hours (my site also does not have its affiliation in place, so I don't have a site to actually go to).

    It's so vague!! It's frustrating! You can't count the time with your mentor. Fifty hours you can gain from the assignments, but you have to figure out another 50 from your facility. I did shadowing of different leadership positions. I actually still don't know if this approved. My professor isn't helpful at all. She just refers us to the syllabus.
  5. by   rn929
    I'm finishing my second week of the Capstone and haven't heard anything about the three phone calls. Both my counselor and instructor have made it sound like I can get almost all of my 100 hours through doing research at home. The instructions seem to just be vague and inconsistent!
  6. by   kswannyRN
    Im just starting health promotion. any teachers recommendations? ones to avoid?