Hey, strangers. I have been away from the boards for ages (I think the last time I logged in was in 2010? Can you imagine?), but I've decided to go back to school to get the long-procrastinated BSN. After being a bedside nurse for 15 years, I've finally hit my proverbial brick wall, and it's HUGE. I can't get anywhere with my current degree, despite the experience clinically.
Forgive me for sounding like a fool, but it has been forever since I was in school, and back then we didn't have such a thing... Can someone please tell me what a 'capstone' is, exactly, and what it looks like in a RN-BSN online program? I need examples. What was yours? Did you go somewhere to do it? How did you figure out where to go or what to do?
I've learned that the capstone requirement in the program I am leaning towards is 7 weeks long. I'm doing an online program in another state, so how does this work? What does it mean? Do I need to arrange something with a hospital or agency for the 7 weeks? I am currently not working and likely will not be working on the floor then, either, so whatever I do wouldn't be able to involve my nursing job (I'm transitioning away from bedside nursing altogether and it's already begun).
Any clarification would be SUPER-appreciated. I feel like an Old. Except, worse than that...all capital letters...an O L D. Please help.