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If lack of communication and high levels of incompetence is something you crave to deal with than Capella is the place for you. They overall program was great. The professors were awesome. Unfortunately, the business, financial aid, &a advisor suck!
Capella Stay away from this place. I spent over $60,000 to obtain PhD in nursing education. I completed all of the course work and my comps in just overt 2 years. In the second doctoral residency you select you topic and have it approved passing milestone 1 & 2. When I reached the final doctoral residency I was told the Head of the School of education had make mistake in her assessment and my work of two years was worthless, Therefore I would need to start over at the beginning. This final research project was approved by the Head of the School of Education for Capella. This implies more time and more money. I went ahead and signed up for the doctoral classroom. The instructor was not help in trying to see if I could tweak at least part of my SOE. The course is worthless. I made appoinmtments trying to see what would be acceptable and was told the road the journals. I withdrew from this classroom as there was no assistance offered. I was told there is a class-action suit currently against Capella. The search engine is full of dissatisfied and many others have been hurt in the same way as myself.. Do not sign any separation agreement or release agreement that Capella may ask you to sign. Instead join in on the class-action suit. Just Google it and you will get a number of hits relating to the class-action lawsuit and how to join in. If you would life to join I am starting a page on Facebook so please put your experiences there. Laurie L., PhD(c) Former student with 3.6 GPA
I have degrees from 3 colleges in different disciplines. Capella was my first online university experience and my experience was awesome. The university has a group of qualified people with human feelings that will assist you get through the toughest course.I immediately began my doctoral journey with the college due to the pleasant experience I had . I have recommended the school to many and will continue to share my experiences with others. GO CAPELLA COMMUNITY!!!
I transferred to Capella from a "brick-and-mortar" university where I also received my BS degree. I have had better experiences with Capella while obtaining my MSN than I did at my former school (no problems obtaining my BS). The course work at Capella is just as challenging. I appreciate the fact that there are no group assignments like there were at my former school. I work with other people every day at work and have been for years. I don't need the frustration of group assignments to prove that I can collaborate with others. Capella is CCNE accredited just like my former school. Capella also has some great partnerships that my former school doesn't have, such as those with the ANA (American Nurses Association) and HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society-for those interested in informatics). Nurses are offered a 10% discount with an ANA membership. I received a discount with Capella because of my employer and also received a scholarship (it took a few quarters for it to take effect). This brought the cost of my tuition to about what it would've been at my former school. I love the course work. The syllabi and grading rubrics are pretty straight forward. I've learned a lot that I'm able to apply to my current nursing practice and will continue to be able to use in the future. I started out taking one class a quarter to get my feel of the university and just started taking 2 classes so that I can finish sooner. I'm taking my informatics classes now as well and like learning with the addition of Vila Health. Learners are able to interact and request information from members of the health care team just as they would in a real health care setting. Ebooks are included in tuition costs. This is nice, but I have ordered hard copies of some books. I like to be able to actually flip the pages and highlight myself with some things. I also want to add that the practicum requirement for my program is the same that it is at the school that I transferred from. I will be eligible to apply for and take the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) Nursing Informatics Certification Exam upon program completion, the same as at my former school. I don't feel cheated in any way by coming to Capella. I have had nothing but good experiences with Capella.
Capella has a wonderful learning environment for most classes. I was able to work when I needed to and had several instructors that were understanding when I has a home issue and needed to turn in work a couple of days late. I have run across classrooms that have instructors that were hard to read. I mean that once I thought I had figured out what they were expecting of me in my work, then it would change a bit for the next assignment. Otherwise I have never had a bad class through the school. Financial aid has been helpful when needed and my advisor was fantastic when helping me get my program set up. Online schooling is not for the faint of heart and you must be self motivated to do well in these classes and in this environment. If you are, then you should do well here. I liked my Master's experience enough that when I was ready for my PhD program I came back to Capella. I am a few quarters into my PhD and the classes run how I remember them.
So I did the RN to MSN program with Capella university and I must say it was a overall good experience. I had one class in which I would have my papers reviewed before I submitted them and twice received a grade of 50 with no real explanation and that was discouraging. But aside from that one class and professor (I requested not to have them again for any future classes) my experience was good. If I had questions or concerns I could always reach out to the professors. If they felt I was lacking in a area they would coach me on how to better improve my writing and studying tactics. They also turned out to be great resources when it came time to learning how to conduct research. I'm strongly considering continuing on with them for a PhD. This has been a good experience that has now made me eligible to do other jobs and work at magnet hospitals. Thank you Capella for this chance to earn my education and prove to employers that I am worth the investment.
As a matter of fact, I have received my Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Finance program at Capella University. Capella University is one path that leads to many destinations. Capella coursework has helped me to understand the mechanics of leadership, become more resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented person for my family; and my community. On the balance, so much has changed in the second half of my life.
Capella University is pioneering the way people can learn online. I used the FlexPath system and was able to complete my BS in 2 years. It provided me the flexibility to continue working full time and earn my degree. The courses are in depth and challenging as well. What I was able to learn I was able to apply in real-life situations regularly.
On March 19th of 2015, I took a massive stroke. While fighting for my life, Capella dropped me from the Mental Health Counseling program. I jumped through all of the hoops to get back in, on to find the catalog changed, and I lost 20 credits. Of course, Capella was already paid for these credits. They told me I would have to make them up. This would cost me another two years of my life, and more money. The counselors performed a half-hearted job of pretending to want to help me, but forgot about me very quickly. Beware!!!!
Excellent academic institution (Hybrid Ph.D.). The best College Experience! In the Summer, I attended classes at North Western University, and Augsburg University. Capella University worked closely with these academic institutions, so that we could use their facilities, and me and my graduate classmates had the opportunity to dorm on campus. Capella University at the Graduate level is Hybrid, and yes you need to go to Minnesota! I strongly recommend this academic institution. There are many All but Dissertation (ABD) students, because they have failed to put in the hard work. If you decide to enroll, be ready to earn your degree. The grade, or the degree will not be given to you. In one occasion, I had an F in one of my courses, and I took it again. Do the work! putting in the time, learn, and prosper! Currently, I worked for the U.S. Government, and I teach as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychology. I have accomplished my academic goals, and professional endeavors thanks to this Academic Institution: Capella University AKA The Graduate School of America. Thank you for changing my life.
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