GCU RN to BSN capstone course - page 2

Good golly, I have gone through GCUs entire program with no difficulty. This capstone course requires a 'mentor' and it is literally taking a ridiculous amount of my time setting up paperwork and... Read More

  1. by   MissA87
    Hello I feel the same way, does anyone have an example of the ISP (Individual Success Plan)? It will be a great help.
  2. by   azspence87
    hello MissA87 I am also in my capstone class now and just started this week at GCU. I didn't know if you had any luck with the ISP I am very confused and have been trying to work on it all week and feel like I am submitting it blind.
  3. by   Deadpool619
    Hello,

    Does anyone else in current capstone not have grades posted since week 6? Were in the final week now mind you..
  4. by   bcgonzales
    I am getting ready to start my capstone course and it has been a nightmare. My field advisor has not been able to provide me with much help. I don't understand how having a mentor is a requirement when the school can't even Direct you. I have called several hospitals and they seem to think we need to shadow our mentors. I've explained how we just need feedback on our project. We don't need access to patietns, healthcare or even step foot in their hospital. I start in February, yes next month and I have been trying since November of 2017 to established a place. My employer does not have a contract with GCU therefore I can't do my capstone there. My experience thus far with GCU has been great. I would recommend gcu to many Co workers. Now I am hesitant to do so. I don't wish this night mare on anyone. I think if the hospital has all these requirements for capstone they should be more organized. They need to have point of contacts for the different hospitals that they network with. I mean if they have a contract with GCU the hospital should have a better understanding of what the students need as a mentor and what all is required. I am so over this and so discouraged. This makes me want to quit but I've come this far.
  5. by   bcgonzales
    Have you found a mentor?
  6. by   Flames9_RN
    Quote from bcgonzales
    I am getting ready to start my capstone course and it has been a nightmare. My field advisor has not been able to provide me with much help. I don't understand how having a mentor is a requirement when the school can't even Direct you. I have called several hospitals and they seem to think we need to shadow our mentors. I've explained how we just need feedback on our project. We don't need access to patietns, healthcare or even step foot in their hospital. I start in February, yes next month and I have been trying since November of 2017 to established a place. My employer does not have a contract with GCU therefore I can't do my capstone there. My experience thus far with GCU has been great. I would recommend gcu to many Co workers. Now I am hesitant to do so. I don't wish this night mare on anyone. I think if the hospital has all these requirements for capstone they should be more organized. They need to have point of contacts for the different hospitals that they network with. I mean if they have a contract with GCU the hospital should have a better understanding of what the students need as a mentor and what all is required. I am so over this and so discouraged. This makes me want to quit but I've come this far.
    Glad I finished the old Capstone 5 week class. No way I could of completed it living abroad. It sure sounds like they have made it less user-friendly.
  7. by   babyruthtc
    Hi all,
    I started the 29th as well and all of the documentation is extremely confusing!!
  8. by   aammcc
    Who is your Professor? I'll be finishing up my Capstone class next week, but I'm really worried that I may have to redo the whole thing. I've gone through all my other classes at GCU with no problem, passed all of them with As or high Bs, now with this class I am struggling and the Professor is either super hard-core or the other professors have been super lax. This whole capstone class has been so confusing. I'm kind of at my breaking point with GCU over this Capstone.
  9. by   MissA87
    I hope that you pass!
  10. by   MissA87
    yes the teacher had a sample and it helped a lot, each week you will have objectives so put this in that row and for the self assessment check appendix A that's in the ISP document. Hope this helps.
  11. by   Flames9_RN
    Quote from aammcc
    Who is your Professor? I'll be finishing up my Capstone class next week, but I'm really worried that I may have to redo the whole thing. I've gone through all my other classes at GCU with no problem, passed all of them with As or high Bs, now with this class I am struggling and the Professor is either super hard-core or the other professors have been super lax. This whole capstone class has been so confusing. I'm kind of at my breaking point with GCU over this Capstone.
    hang in there.....
  12. by   4mranch
    I finished the newer Capstone class and I would have to say that the paper itself is the easiest part of the class. The other documentation was VERY confusing. I routinely asked the professor if he would supply a sample of the documentation and that helped tremendously. That weird ISP document was very strange - not sure what it was supposed to accomplish, and using the Appendix section did not make much sense either. The other documentation was not so bad.
    Best of luck!
  13. by   paratrooper78
    I start the capstone next week. This tread is scarring me a little! can someone send me a PM with the instructor you liked or stay away from. Also the ISP does not make any sense! I would much appreciate some guidance and will pass it on when I complete it.

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