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."
I kind of thought the same thing too, but I do get it. And everyone who posted is right, it is nowhere near the workload of the ADN. It is fluff (and that's exactly what I tell my ADN students, but it is work too. There were hardly any tests, mostly papers, or group projects. There is no way to escape that (even online you will do group projects).
For some reason, everyone keeps saying that most BSN and MSN programs are filled with more papers to write, so much so that you will find your final grades being a combination of a percentage from papers and tests as opposed to just tests as they did in our ADN program.
that's exactly how it works. It is so much easier, but it is work, and it is time consuming. Not anything like the ADN, and there are no careplans and stuff like that. Depending on your class, you may have to work up a patient you would see in real life (like if you're taking a physical assessment class, or a nutrition class, or a cultural assignment). But you will not do everything you already learned in QCC.
There are also a lot of non-nursing classes, and yes, there's no way around them.
Just like any bachelor's degree, you need history, english and all that other stuff. You have to go in with an open mind, and you might as well try to be interested in them. Especially if you go to a school like Molloy (where I went), where you have to take Philosophy and Theology. I actually found them kinda interesting.
Now, the Masters... no matter what you do..... is tough!! No way around it. It's much much much more time consuming, especially if you go for the NP. It's like applea and oranges, comared to the AD. I did my masters in Nursing Education (also at molloy) and there were tons of papers and group projects. Even online, it is tough.