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  1. dmacrn

    Capella University - PhD Nursing Education

    ans2680, I enrolled in Capella fall of 2008, passed my comps fall 2010 and am working the dis process. I worked the entire time, have a full time job working with folks with Developmental Disabilities, was teaching part time 2 classes and have 2 teen boys at home, so ran with their sports! Oh and I drive 45 min each way to work! IT was insanely busy, but I took 2 courses every 10 weeks, working on papers/discussion boards in pm and really hit the papers sat & sun. Two classes were tolerable, but there is tons of writing! Costs the same to take 1,2 or 3 classes so I bit it and took 2. Currently I am only teaching part time (online),my full time job and working on the dis. I found the Nurs Ed speciality very helpful. My MSN is nursing ed also. My goal is to work full time teaching in about 1 year! Any more questions let me know. Denise :)
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    med administration by DSP's

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. I am still investigating this . We have no plans on using the MARs in Therap for now as the program needs to have some drastic changes before it will be user friendly for the DSP's. Currently in our program , I as the RN train all the staff in medication administration. Here in ND our DSP's have to be module certified through our Center for Disabilities, and we obtain all materials from them. The module certification is nice, because you know they have had some good training but like life, people do want they want with the information they have. So errors still happen and it is frustrating.
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    med administration by DSP's

    I have a question regarding med administration in ICF group homes. Currently our staff (DSP's) administer all meds, after doing a three way check. The process is such, check the med label, against the MAR against the Dr. order. this has been effective but now we are switching to Therap and not using the MAR within Therap. My state director would like to get rid of the directions (paper) and just go to having a nurse check all meds against the THerap list every month then have staff use only the label against the MAR. so my question is Does anyone else do this?or anything similar to this. Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks
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    More education after 50

    Tigermom, You go for it! I believe you are never to old to a goal. I am 50 and just finishing my PhD in nursing ed! http://img.an-file.info/smilies/yeah.gif
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    Capella University - PhD Nursing Education

    Hey Kingwoodnurse, I am in the process of writing my dissertation. I have just begun this portion so wish me luck. Overall I have been pleased with Capella, It is intensive classwork, posts due every week, papers due every week. I spend at least 7 hours during the week on stuff and prob 12-16 on the week ends. Denise
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    Capella University - PhD Nursing Education

    Sunflower My understanding is we get a mentor and the mentor sends us 3 questions based on blooms and they will be research, theory and application based. We have 4 weeks to write the comps and can rewrite twice. I am not sure I understand your question about the dis, my guess is depending on what type of research you are doing will impact the timing. As far as the instructors, I have had 2 that were not so hot, but all the rest have been awesome. The classes are only 10 weeks so it is intense, and many papers! Denise
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    Capella University - PhD Nursing Education

    Sunflower3, I have been taking 2 courses at a time(10 weeks) plus I work a full time job and do some teaching part-time. THe 2 classes are doable. I could not handle more. There are papers every week in addition to postings on the discussion board. THe comps are written, have 4 weeks to complete. I have only had one class that involved group work, and it was groups of 2. I have had a really good experience at Capella and would recommend it. Denise
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    Capella University - PhD Nursing Education

    Hi Patrick. I am currently enrolled at Capella in the PhD Nursing Ed program. I have been attending a little over a year. I have my MSN in nursing ed as well. I will finish my classes in March 2010 then write my comps and dissertation. I have had a really good experience at Capella. What would you like to know? Denise
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