Electives/Capstone for RN-BSN Accelerated Online

  1. I am currently finishing up statistics (and kicking myself for putting it off to the end!) and am going to be starting Research in April. I will only have the two electives and capstone left for the summer. Can anyone tell me what the elective choices are? If I want to graduate in August, I will have to take one with the capstone course. Any thoughts on this? I've heard capstone is difficult and am worried about doubling up. But if the electives are easy, it may not be that bad.
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  3. by   SoCal Nurse
    Hi Suzie,
    Congrats on almost being done! I'm just finishing my capstone this week, and I found the course to be a breath of fresh air. There is no textbook, no tests. There are discussion board posts, a Powerpoint (15 slides) that you have to present at work, and a 4 page paper at the end. The paper is basically a recap of all your discussion posts reflecting on your changes as a result of the program. I had a lot of stuff to attend to outside of school and so I had to get ahead early, and ended up finishing everything a week and half early. It is totally doable. Just be very thorough with your weekly discussions (you need to include a reference in each post), and that way all you have to do is edit them all to come up with your final paper. Follow the rubrics and you'll be fine.
  4. by   DowntheRiver
    You can ONLY take one course with Capstone FYI. There's no way around it, even if you have a 4.0 GPA and speak to the Dean. I learned this lesson the hard way and will be graduating this semester and not last because of it. I'd suggest taking the Nursing and the Family course first because it is a lot of writing and DB posts. You can then take the other elective, Medical Terminology, with your Capstone. Medical Terminology was pretty easy - from what I remember 1.5 years ago, it was just tests. I can update you on Capstone after I take it starting March 26th. Good luck!