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DeLynn

DeLynn

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DeLynn has 11 years experience and specializes in O.R..

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  1. Not sure of any RN-BSN programs that don't require a lot of papers, maybe others know of some? Capella Flexpath was all papers/power points. NO discussion boards. I finished in 11 months and paid $10,000. And I was accepted into a MSN program without a problem.
  2. Capella will translate the competency grade into a number/GPA. You just request it when you ask for transcripts to be sent. I was able to apply for MSN with no problem.
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    Does the School Matter?

    I've been accepted at UNCW and Capella for MSN in education. UNCW won't start until June and should take a year. I can start Capella now. I did Capella FlexPath for my BSN and enjoyed it, I finished 12 courses in 48 weeks. So I'm thinking I can probably finish the MSN in under a year, so the cost would be about the same. Would I have the same chances of getting hired with Capella as I would with UNCW? They are both regionally accredited.
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    Switching to Research

    I literally just got a job in research at Duke. I have been in the OR for 12 years. Just keep applying!
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    Capella RN-BSN Flexpath-My experience

    Math and Science credit are grouped together, so as long as you have enough Science credit you'll be fine. They will let you know what counts towards credit.
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    Capella RN-BSN Flexpath-My experience

    Yes, I did Flex-path. Each paper is given a grade, the highest grade (distinguished) is an A. I got all A's and ended up with a 4.0 GPA.
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    Capella RN-BSN Flexpath-My experience

    Capella gives actual GPA's, I ended up with a 4.0 GPA for the Bachelor's program.
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    Capella RN-BSN Flexpath-My experience

    No proctored exams, all papers/powerpoints
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    Capella RN-BSN Flexpath-My experience

    RN-BSN programs don't have clinicals. You're already a working nurse at that point what would the point of clinicals be? Below is a quote from registerednursing.org: "The BSN program is exempt from this because the RN is already licensed. But consider that most programs require 30 hours or clinical/practical hours or an equivalency exam. This requirement is usually satisfied with full-time RN employment maintained throughout the RN to BSN program."
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    Capella RN-BSN Flexpath-My experience

    The school library usually had everything I needed for references.
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    Capella RN-BSN Flexpath-My experience

    As far as obtaining the info the school library (online) was usually all I needed. The final Capstone was basically an assessment of everything you learned throughout the program. I think I did the Capstone in less than a week, I was trying to finish in the 12 week session so I wouldn't have to pay another $2500. Perrla is a must for the formating part.
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    Jehovah's Witness and Blood Refusal in OR

    1. Everything Jehovah's Witnesses believe is based on the bible. And yes, the Bible says, "abstain from blood" Acts 15:20, so they do not take blood transfusions. Members are not automatically disfellowshipped, disfellowshipping is done when members unrepentantly make a practice of breaking the Bible's commands. 2. Definition of Cult-a small group of people having religious beliefs or practices regarded by others as sinister. Disfellowshipping is based on Bible principles 1 Cor 5:13, and there are over 8 million Jehovah's Witnesses. 3. Members are not left homeless. My father-in-law was disfellowshipped and needed care and my sister-in-law took him in. When someone is disfellowshipped members of the congregation do not SOCIALIZE with them, this is in accord with the Bible's teachings, this doesn't mean they don't take care of family members who can not take care of themselves. 4. If a patient decides to receive blood, that is their decision, and as a nurse, we need to be the patient's advocate.
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    Novasyte?

    Any nurses currently working with Novastye that can give us some info on working for them. I have a web interview tomorrow.
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    Novasyte?

    I also have an interview tomorrow. I looked at Glassdoor and a few questions mentioned there was: How do you handle conflict? What teaching background do you have? How do you overcome resistance to change?
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    Capella flex path

    Yes, there are instructions for exactly what content they want covered in the paper. Then after you submit your first paper the instructor grades it and tells you if you need to improve in content, APA or grammer. My papers usually had APA errors not content issues, since they list exactly what they want you to cover.
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    Jehovah's Witness and Blood Refusal in OR

    They will still receive the help and care they need from family members even if they are disfellowshipped. As nurses it is our ethicial duty to be the patient's advocate.