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What is a Collaberative or Capstone Course at Chamberlain

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Could someone please explain to me what a Collaborative or Capstone course is through Chamberlain College of Nursing?? :specs: I am new and start Jan 5, 2015 at Chamberlain for the 3 year BSN program. Thanks so much!! Would you happen to know what the NR class number is?? I have my expected schedule and since the class are all just NR plus a number behind it I am not sure what semester I can expect to take it. Thanks so much!

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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Have you downloaded the school catalog? It contains a description of all the courses. A capstone class is usually a final class that includes a project demonstrating what a student has learned throughout the BSN program.

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Capstone and Community are both near the end of the program. Community nursing at my campus involves work with the special olympics.. I'm not sure what it is in other places. Capstone is the last course before your graduation (assuming you pass the exit exam, of course).

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Collaborative is NR-446 and Capstone is NR-450. These are the last two classes that you will take as part of the program. In both of these classes you will have class for three hours one day a week. Additionally you will have 96-hours of clinical hours that must be completed per session. The clinical coordinators at your school will assign you to a RN preceptor at a local provider and you will work with that nurse for the session. You are basically acting as the nurse with oversight from your preceptor. In the capstone class you will take the exit exam for the school too. You have to pass the exit exam to graduate from the program. Here are the descriptions for each class from the student hand book:

Collaborative:

This course is designed to expand the scope of the nursing practice

for senior nursing students. Course and clinical activities provided to

traditional students focus on leadership and management aspects of

the professional nurse. Clinicals are scheduled with selected nurse

preceptors in acute-care settings. The emphasis is on the role of

the nurse in providing nursing care within the healthcare setting.

Capstone:

This is a synthesis course and requires senior students to demonstrate

mastery of skills learned in liberal arts and sciences as well as nursing

courses. Special emphasis is placed on the implementation of change

in response to identification of needs/problems in selected healthcare

settings. The major assignment is an evidence-based project that

grows out of the student’s interest in specific patient populations,

professional nursing roles and/or healthcare settings.

Again, this is not something you need to worry about until you are at the end of the program and getting ready for graduation.

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It's not a big deal, I did it RN-BSN. Start early they give you the topics and you have to write about the essentials in nursing and how do you apply it at work.

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NHA2BSN -- did you take anything else your last semester? I HAVE to be full-time every semester so I am a little worried about doing all of that and adding on something else.

TIA

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What can I expect from Capstone? One big paper, multiple assignments, tests???

I start class 1/4/16

Thanks!!

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Hey I'm right there with you with the start date. Have no idea what to expect for capstone.

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I found it similar to EBP. You will have 3 major assignments re: to a change project. Your 3rd is a Power Point presentation on your change project. Choose a topic you are very comfortable with. That will make it easier.

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Collaborative Nursing is a nursing management course. I thought about challenging it. Never would have passed. There is lots to learn. Most classes in nursing have 3 major projects

Now a BSN, RN!

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Hi Joy

Congratulations on your graduation and accomplishments. Way to go!!

Please are the clinical days truly 12 hours long or are they shorter than 12 hours?

Thanks

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I had my RN and didn't have clinicals. I'm sorry

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