I just graduated not too long ago from Queens Borough Community College with an ADN in nursing. While I had a great time learning about nursing, I didn't particularly like the fuss that some of these programs make with regards to making the process so damn complex.
Are there any programs in New York City that are a little more lax with regards to attaining the BSN (via the RN-BSN route)? In other words, I am not asking for a flat out easy program that gives away grades, not at all, I'm more interested in a program that makes learning worth while, yet puts less stress on making you freak out over making a grade or trying to make the cut. I find that many of these programs try so hard to keep a reputation consisting of being the "most" challenging/demanding that they forget that sometimes in the process the students aren't able to retain as much as they should because they are more worried & concerned about just getting that grade to keep above the curve.
If any of you have a good program in mind that concentrates more on teaching as opposed to brutal testing, please let me know.
Also, with that in mind, if any of you know of a similar program to attain an MSN in Nurse Practitioner, make it known..
If you don't want to publicly state a program's name here for fear of backlash, feel free to send me a private message.
Jul 21, '08
Quote from AWanderingMinstral
When I initially read the title of your thread, I thought, "I'm not so sure I'd want someone who wanted an 'easy' program to be taking care of me." However, after reading your thread, I TOTALLY understand. My diploma program was REALLY challenging (and I had a bachelor's and part of master's from very reputable schools). As much as I dislike the term "critical thinking," the program REALLY taught me how to do this. I am 50% done with an online RN-BSN program and, for the most part, it is ALL fluff. I am SO tired of writing papers. It essentially amounts to rehashing someone else's thoughts. I would recommend looking into some online programs (especially since you already have an undergraduate degree). I don't particularly like online courses, but, considering we (ADN nurses) are taking care of the same patients that BSN-prepared nurses are, we're essentially just paying for the piece of paper. Good luck! I'm done with my contract in one year and I'm applying to graduate programs in NYC (I lived there for five years).
I don't mind doing an RN-BSN program online. If it's all just writing papers (boring but still effective way of learning), it beats having to show up to class 2-3 times a week to do the same thing we have already done before.
Which program are you completing now for your BSN? Also, if you'd prefer (for privacy purposes) feel free to [PM Member]
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