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    Benefits of the BSN Completion Program


    What You'll Learn
    When you get your BSN at Capital, you will walk away with:
    • Critical-thinking skills you can apply directly to everyday situations
    • The cultural competency you need to treat patients from diverse backgrounds
    • A broad perspective of the key issues faced by the nursing profession
    • The ability to use nursing research to impact patient outcomes of care

    Capital's BSN-Completion Program contains both online and traditional face-to-face classes that are scheduled in the evening. Some meet once every other week. In addition, many of our nursing classes are Web-enhanced. That means you can complete some course assignments from home at your convenience and not have to come to campus as often.

    When it comes to planning your degree, you've got plenty of options. You can start in any semester: fall, spring or summer. Many classes in our program are offered every term, and some nursing classes are offered twice a year.

    At Capital, flexibility goes beyond how classes are scheduled. When work or family commitments interfere with an assignment due date, Capital professors understand work and family commitments, and they'll work with your schedule.

    Your faculty adviser is a crucial part of your nursing education at Capital. You can consult with her in the ways that are most convenient for you – in person, by email or by phone.

    Supporting Adult Learners
    It may have been a while since you've set foot in a classroom. But at Capital, you'll find the support you need to fit school into your schedule and become a successful student.
    Once you're admitted into our BSN-Completion Program, you'll meet with your adviser to plan what courses you'll need to take. She will guide you through the program by:

    • Being your contact person for questions about the program
    • Recommending an appropriate sequence of classes
    • Alerting you to courses you can test out of
    • Helping you make sure you meet Capital's 30 hours of residency requirements
    • Showing you how to complete certain administrative tasks online, including checking your academic status and grades and enrolling for courses

    Your adviser isn't your only resource for academic success. You can also take advantage of periodic free workshops designed especially for adult students. These include:

    Writing Workshop
    Our writing workshop was designed to help you refresh the language and learning skills you already have … and maybe pick up a few new ones. You will learn to:

    • Search nursing literature for relevant information
    • Synthesize the information you read
    • Avoid common writing errors
    • Analyze writing samples
    • Learn about online writing resources

    We offer our writing workshop in both traditional and online formats.

    Library Workshop
    This workshop will help you get the most from Capital's online learning resources, including:

    • The Blackmore Library Web page
    • CHARLI
    • OhioLINK
    • Nursing databases

    We also offer an online course that will help you learn to write and develop PowerPoint slides, two skills that are crucial for success in this program.