GCU RN to BSN capstone course - page 3

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   jadelique8
    I am just starting this 10 week capstone. Any recommendations for professors. And what actually are we supposed to be doing at our site?
  2. by   NursinLife
    I am currently finishing week 4 of the final capstone class. The instructor that I have offers little guidance even with many questions the first couple of weeks being posted in the the forum. Since then, questions have decreased and everyone is muddling through the abundance of busy work. Personally, I would have preferred they kept this with the five week program. That being said, we are still awaiting our grades from over a week ago (yes we have timelines and have to follow them, however instructors do too and this one does not meet their requirements of returning grades within one week of submission) so it slows you down and makes it difficult to move ahead as each piece builds on the next. Looking forward to being done!
  3. by   Flames9_RN
    Quote from NursinLife
    I am currently finishing week 4 of the final capstone class. The instructor that I have offers little guidance even with many questions the first couple of weeks being posted in the the forum. Since then, questions have decreased and everyone is muddling through the abundance of busy work. Personally, I would have preferred they kept this with the five week program. That being said, we are still awaiting our grades from over a week ago (yes we have timelines and have to follow them, however instructors do too and this one does not meet their requirements of returning grades within one week of submission) so it slows you down and makes it difficult to move ahead as each piece builds on the next. Looking forward to being done!
    I was fortunate, that I was in the old Capstone class and don't recall having any issues of profs not grading fast enough. I think a few barely read the work, but they graded easy, so wasnt an issue,lol I believe its in the student handbook in how fast they have to grade, and if they are out of that timeframe, it is prob best to speak to ur adviser. If ur happy with ur marks though, best to let it slide and complain at the end. I think a few Profs do these online classes simply for the $$$$$, they dont have much interaction with the class....and they have many classes going at 1 time....all about the $$ and not really instructing. good luck
  4. by   jadelique8
    I am so stressed out with this capstone class. It is my first week and the paperwork is ridiculous. And the weekly journal, what exactly is that all about? I wish I would have finished this degree years ago so I wouldn't be in this 10 week hell.
  5. by   thomasrox
    Can you email me, I have questions. Im in week 4 and this is NUTS! nmrainmann at ya who
  6. by   thomasrox
    would you mind sending me an email me, I am also very lost with regards to what is due for this capstone!!! I am in my 4th weeks and this is somethin else! nmrainmann at ya who. I would appreciate anyone that can help feel free to mail me!!!
  7. by   Flames9_RN
    chance are if ur confused, so are others, so ask away in the appropriate classroom forum....Some profs do give valuable help.
  8. by   thomasrox
    Quote from Flames9_RN
    chance are if ur confused, so are others, so ask away in the appropriate classroom forum....Some profs do give valuable help.
    I did several times and I received the please see the resource tab/ instructions contained with in the assignment itself. I spoke with my useless adviser and hit a dead end.
  9. by   Flames9_RN
    Quote from thomasrox
    I did several times and I received the please see the resource tab/ instructions contained with in the assignment itself. I spoke with my useless adviser and hit a dead end.
    Thats a little frustrating......my 1 disappointment with the GCU program was with my last adviser ( I had like 4 of them) She was useless and that is putting it nicely. I was in the old capstone class and have no clue about the new 10 week program, sorry. Have u tried privately emailing the proff and explain ur still confused. I think some of these profs are clueless as well as I get a feeling they do not get a lot of training about the syllabus..so they can't really answer the questions....Hang in there
  10. by   NursinLife
    Flames9... I agree completely with your statement of having some instructors who are very engaged with the class and others who are just passing time for what seems to be the paycheck. Officially half way done at the end of today and can see the prize being waved in front of me. Although a decent grader and having a solid A in the class, the frustrations remain and will be shared on the final review for the instructor. Also, we do receive another survey about our overall experience with GCU. I have yet to refer any of my coworkers or friends to complete this program.
  11. by   NursinLife
    Quote from jadelique8
    I am so stressed out with this capstone class. It is my first week and the paperwork is ridiculous. And the weekly journal, what exactly is that all about? I wish I would have finished this degree years ago so I wouldn't be in this 10 week hell.
    It will get better.... the first week is a bunch of busy work that you have already submitted and your instructor will give you the final clearance for your mentor. Definitely manageable, you just have to be prepared for busy work throughout with solid academic writing thrown into the mix. The weekly journal seems to revisit many of the core topics found throughout the program itself in which you will provide a summary of how you are currently (and in the future) applying these aspects in your own clinical practice.
  12. by   NursinLife
    Quote from thomasrox
    would you mind sending me an email me, I am also very lost with regards to what is due for this capstone!!! I am in my 4th weeks and this is somethin else! nmrainmann at ya who. I would appreciate anyone that can help feel free to mail me!!!
    thomasrox.... for the capstone you will be building on your change topic and PICOT statement paper were focused on. If you are in week four that means you are working on the Literature table which is a breakdown of eight articles that support your evidence based practice change that you are going to present in writing. Each piece is going to build on one another leading you towards how you see the change happening and how research as well as monitoring your specific population within in your clinical environment supports making an evidence based transition in care.
  13. by   chuva09
    Hi all, I'm currently enrolled at GCU. Is it hard to find a preceptor for MSN-ed? I'm from Houston.

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