Capella RN-BSN Flexpath-My experience

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LHC123

LHC123

5 Posts

I did try to join just now and have to be approved. For the most part, I do know how to do citations, as that was a huge part of my ADN program. I just felt that my writing was not up to par, as some of the other students who were right out of school. I assume that as long as you meet the rubric everything should be okay?

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience. 2 Articles; 2,558 Posts

Yes, focus on the scoring guide (rubric) and work on your citations/APA formatting et al. Many of us use PERRLA from perrla.com to help. Also use a thesarsus to help with paraphrasing.

apakow

apakow

6 Posts

I am strongly considering the rn to bsn flexpath but am hesitant. My concern is that I will have no direction as to gaining the knowledge needed to write the papers. Can you relay to me your experience? How did you come to acquire the information demanded in the assignments? Was information provided or were to you research all content independently? If so, was the research very difficult?

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience. 2 Articles; 2,558 Posts

I learned how to write APA-based papers in my ADN program. There's the APA manual and plenty of APA youtube videos. I didn't have to purchase any books, all "current" (within 5 years) scholarly-based, peer-reviewed research can be done via the online Capella Library. Each assessment (escept for in the very last course -- the BSN capstone) provides suggested resources but it is easy to find more current resources on your own (i.e. research independently). There's a RN to BSN support group that can provide some help, but we are all adults and capable.

apakow

apakow

6 Posts

I am less concerned with APA format and more concerned with obtaining the information required. How many sources or articles were you reliant on for each given assignment?

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pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience. 2 Articles; 2,558 Posts

It varied from assessment to assessment, 3 to 5 on average.

Flames9_RN, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Has 10 years experience. 1,866 Posts

apakow said:
I am less concerned with APA format and more concerned with obtaining the information required. How many sources or articles were you reliant on for each given assignment?

I'm sure the school must have an online library with librarians that can provide help

apakow

apakow

6 Posts

That may very well be the case. That is what I'm trying to determine from individuals who have done, or are currently doing the program. I'm looking to know what their experience was like and how they found themselves able to perform the requirements.

neonurse97

neonurse97

Has 21 years experience. 60 Posts

For those of you having issues with APA, just use the PERRLA formatting software by downloading it to your computer. I graduated from Capella last year, RN-BSN Magna cum laude.

krystina885

krystina885

15 Posts

hello- can you give an update on your progress with Capella? did you like it? did everything go smoothly? Are the negative reviews at all associated with the RN Program

krystina885

krystina885

15 Posts

Hello @neonurse97 did you have any issues with the program at all? would you reccomend it? I am just concerned with all the negative reviews i have seen on various websites.

thanks soo much

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience. 2 Articles; 2,558 Posts

I graduated in 6 months and a few days. It was worth it.