GCU RN-BSN inline program

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I will be starting GCU program online RN-BSN program and I am looking for advice on the program itself as far as assignments, papers that are due and specific class decisions, do all papers have to be in a specific format? please give me all the info.

tokmom, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff. Has 30 years experience.

Hi Sincerely,

Come visit us at the GCU thread: https://allnurses.com/nursing-online-distance/grand-canyon-rn-793249.html

Anyway, there are 12 core classes, each 5 weeks long. You cannot double up for the first four, I believe and IMO, if you do that makes for a lot of homework!

Class decisions: Do you mean rules? Those are instructor specific on how nice or picky they want to be.

Assignments: You have 2 discussion questions each week you have to answer and are due on Wed and Fri. With that, you have to respond a total of 6 times to other students. There is typically a written assignment due each Sunday that is done in 6th edition APA. The other popular assignment is a power point.

There are group assignments for most of the classes, but not all. That's were you get to learn how play nice in the sandbox with others, lol. :)

The last class is the Capstone. I start on April 21st. I will keep you posted on that one. Others start in a few weeks, some are mid way and others are somewhere in between.

It is a busy program but doable. Anyway, come over and meet with us!!

sincerely,RN

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Has 1 years experience.

thank you for the response I need to complete 36 credits in order to get my BSN I look forward to beginning this new journey.

tokmom, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff. Has 30 years experience.

Yep, those are the 12 core classes is my guess. When is your start date? It might be the same of some of the others here. If you know of anyone going through the program at the same time, you can buddy up with them.

You can find more information on the other link. :)

vokaybo

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Specializes in NICU, Acute Rehab, Med/Surg, Quality. Has 30 years experience.

If you are speaking of Grand Canyon University, all the papers are in APA format. You write 4 to 5 papers during the 5 week classes. Classes are intense but doable. I have 2 classes left until I graduate. Just make sure you get your assignments in on time and know how to format your papers. Purdueowl.com can help you with APA. The school library has a template for your papers, so this makes it easy with margins and formatting. Good luck in your studies.

sincerely,RN

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Has 1 years experience.

one more question for all my RN-BSN people is there a required book? and if so how much memory does each book take up? because i just got a mac with 128 GB and I'm thinking i should of got the 258 GB?

tokmom, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff. Has 30 years experience.

Yes, there is a book for each class that you will be expected to read and pull information from.

I have no idea on the computer stuff, but check my link above. That is where the bulk of the GCU peeps live, lol. Come and see us and I bet someone can answer your question.

feliciarn22

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Specializes in HOSPICE. Has 7 years experience.

@sincerely,RN Have you started the online rn-bsn program with GSU yet? I start in 2 weeks and am looking for someone whos about to start also!

sincerely,RN

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Hello there i actually start in 2 weeks as well May 26 is that when you start? I'm nervous but leaning about the library and how to properly research articles I'm excited but nervous...

feliciarn22

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@sincerely,RN Yes I start the same day. I was praying I would come across someone who starts the same day as me so I could buddy up with someone! Im pretty nervous and anxious about the program...

Where do you live at? I live in Texas.

feliciarn22

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Specializes in HOSPICE. Has 7 years experience.

@sincerely,RN I am actually taking the prep course that starts next week just to get used to the whole online environment, its a 3 day course.

sincerely,RN

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I love in Rhode Island, the smallest state are you starting off with professional dynamics? I hope so I need someone I can talk to.