How many papers and presentations were required in your program?

  1. questions for lpn students: how many papers have you had to write. how many presentations have you you given? how often?

    for adn students: same questions.

    please let me know which program you are in when you answer. i start lpn in the fall, but will go on to adn when i am done. i want a general idea of what i am up against as far as papers and presentations go. btw, i am horrible at both:chuckle mla documentation gets me everytime. yuck. thanks for any replies
    Last edit by Truly_Blessed on Jun 3, '04
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  3. by   missnurse01
    In LPN school i think we did three group presentations, and it seemed like a paper for every topic. I can't tell you an actual number...probably at least 20-30, not all of them were really long, but they were very specific on getting every point that they wanted you to to get a good grade. Doing the distance learn for the rn so no papers or presentations! it is just a bunch of busywork!
  4. by   lilbiskit78
    Hi! I am in an ADN program and so far we have not had too many, just the ones we have are very long. First semester we did a nursing process paper (complete subjective/objective assessment + meds, care plans, ect) and a patient teaching paper with a presentation. Last semester I did another health assessment paper (long...mine was 50 pages double spaced) and 2 papers for psych (Bipolar/Schizo); next semester we have 4 (yes 4) health assessment papers just for med surg + a research paper, not sure yet about papers for OB. We will wait and see what 4th semester holds....yikes. We use APA format here, it isn't too bad.

    Lil
  5. by   Audreyfay
    A gazillion!
  6. by   Berta
    I'm in a ADN RN program. I didn't have to do any group presentations. I did have to write two nursing process papers approx. 20 pages each. Also, during first semester, we had to write one short essay. Each semester, we have to do a bibliography card and copy of an article to prove that we know how to look stuff up.

    The real time killers are the clinical prep/care plans. IPR reports which are a converstation you have with the patient then you have to analyze it. Its a major PIA.

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