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TravelerRN27 has 12 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in ER, Vascular Access, IR, PreOp, PACU, Endo.

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Hey everyone, I just started the program in March. I'm definitely struggling a bit with the format. I realize we are on our own, but I figured there would be some sort of powerpoint or video lecture. For those that don't know... there isn't. Here are 3 papers on topics that we aren't going to teach you anything about... here are the 25 things we want in each one... go. No instruction of any kind. This is unlike anything I've ever experienced.

Beyond the rant... I really do want to be successful but here are a few of my issues so far. Perhaps someone has some feedback or suggestions.

I've been out of school since 2008 and went through ALL of school (HS, College, paramedic school and nursing school) without writing any papers. So, you can imagine how hard this might be.

Another issue I'm finding is the lack of communication / feedback from the professor. I've messaged her over 2 days ago and have yet to receive a response. Her grading is weird with random highlighted spots and underlined areas but no real notes as to what it is she's trying to point to so how am I to correct the paper. (I got an A on the paper but I'd still like to know what she counted off for.)

Third - I'm not sure the point to the "coach". Again, it seems to take forever for them to get back to anyone. Does anyone have some insight?

There also doesn't seem to be any network of classmates?

I don't know folks. I just feel so overwhelmed.

PS - Anyone know the facebook group link?

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seanynjboy specializes in Medical-Surgical, Supervisory, HEDIS, IT.

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Are you still completing your first class? I am very interested in Capella so I was wondering if you could provide more about your experience with it.

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On 4/5/2020 at 10:55 AM, seanynjboy said:

Are you still completing your first class? I am very interested in Capella so I was wondering if you could provide more about your experience with it.

I just started my first class. Luckily I have a friend who also had the same start date so we are trying to navigate this together.

I do agree with the OP that you are kind of on your own. I felt so overwhelmed the moment I opened up the first assignment and it seemed like the directions of what they wanted you to complete were endless.

With that said, at least for this first class, they have sample papers for each of the assessments so you know exactly what the instructor is looking for.

I am not the biggest fan of writing papers, but I feel comfortable with writing. For me the most time consuming part is actually gathering the research articles and finding ones that are both relevant but also easy to read!

I am still in the process of completing the first class so I don’t have too much to offer you yet, but I am pretty sure I can complete the 8 nursing courses quickly.

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seanynjboy specializes in Medical-Surgical, Supervisory, HEDIS, IT.

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On 4/12/2020 at 12:08 AM, kew38 said:

I just started my first class. Luckily I have a friend who also had the same start date so we are trying to navigate this together.

I do agree with the OP that you are kind of on your own. I felt so overwhelmed the moment I opened up the first assignment and it seemed like the directions of what they wanted you to complete were endless.

With that said, at least for this first class, they have sample papers for each of the assessments so you know exactly what the instructor is looking for.

I am not the biggest fan of writing papers, but I feel comfortable with writing. For me the most time consuming part is actually gathering the research articles and finding ones that are both relevant but also easy to read!

I am still in the process of completing the first class so I don’t have too much to offer you yet, but I am pretty sure I can complete the 8 nursing courses quickly.

Thank you for your reply.  I am starting (most likely) on 5/11.

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You said you have 8 courses to take... how come some people have 12?

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2 minutes ago, savena77 said:

You said you have 8 courses to take... how come some people have 12?

There are 8 core nursing classes everyone has to take. You may need a few more depending on what general education classes you still need.

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What general education can I take now?

I would like to take some classes this Summer. I graduate next year.

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seanynjboy specializes in Medical-Surgical, Supervisory, HEDIS, IT.

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On 5/8/2020 at 10:28 PM, kew38 said:

There are 8 core nursing classes everyone has to take. You may need a few more depending on what general education classes you still need.

I had a complete Transfer Eval and I only have to take the 8 courses.  I was one of those Go to school, stop, go again, stop.  Took everything in me to complete my ADN.  Needless to say, I had a bunch of BS courses that I have taken since high school (graduated in 2001.)

Didn't get to start on 5/11, tuition reimbursement guidelines stated I have to submit for it 2 weeks prior to starting the class, so if I want my company to pay for it, I have to wait until June...I think I can do that LOL.   Best of luck!

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2 hours ago, seanynjboy said:

I had a complete Transfer Eval and I only have to take the 8 courses.  I was one of those Go to school, stop, go again, stop.  Took everything in me to complete my ADN.  Needless to say, I had a bunch of BS courses that I have taken since high school (graduated in 2001.)

Didn't get to start on 5/11, tuition reimbursement guidelines stated I have to submit for it 2 weeks prior to starting the class, so if I want my company to pay for it, I have to wait until June...I think I can do that LOL.   Best of luck!

 I see some core credits are 6 quarters credits. What does it mean? For instance, I took introduction of psychology for 3 credits at my school. Does it mean Capella will evaluate my psychology courses for 6 quarters credits?

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seanynjboy specializes in Medical-Surgical, Supervisory, HEDIS, IT.

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19 minutes ago, savena77 said:

 I see some core credits are 6 quarters credits. What does it mean? For instance, I took introduction of psychology for 3 credits at my school. Does it mean Capella will evaluate my psychology courses for 6 quarters credits?

I have no idea I’m sorry :(  I Wish I could help.  I just sent my transcripts and had them do all that.  Your enrollment counselor I’m sure can help. 

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On 4/12/2020 at 12:08 AM, kew38 said:

I just started my first class. Luckily I have a friend who also had the same start date so we are trying to navigate this together.

I do agree with the OP that you are kind of on your own. I felt so overwhelmed the moment I opened up the first assignment and it seemed like the directions of what they wanted you to complete were endless.

With that said, at least for this first class, they have sample papers for each of the assessments so you know exactly what the instructor is looking for.

I am not the biggest fan of writing papers, but I feel comfortable with writing. For me the most time consuming part is actually gathering the research articles and finding ones that are both relevant but also easy to read!

I am still in the process of completing the first class so I don’t have too much to offer you yet, but I am pretty sure I can complete the 8 nursing courses quickly.

What Math class did you take for Capella?

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TravelerRN27 has 12 years experience as a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in ER, Vascular Access, IR, PreOp, PACU, Endo.

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On 5/8/2020 at 7:43 PM, savena77 said:

What general education can I take now?

I would like to take some classes this Summer. I graduate next year.

I would get ahold of Capella.  They are great about responding when it comes to getting your business.  Don't expect to get the same timely help from professors nor flex-path coaches.

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