Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers? - page 19

Taking my 1st ADN-BSN class. Thinking of dropping it with only 1 week left. 1st class and already a 6 to 8 page paper. A concept analysis of 1 of the following 4 words: Caring, Hope, Trust, or... Read More

  1. Visit  corgimomRN profile page
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    I had to write several small papers and a 32 page minimum epidemiology paper for my BSN. It really isn't fun and there is no way around it.
  2. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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    Quote from Stacey30
    No offense, but if you don't want to do the work, don't pursue nursing. Period. I completed an ADN program and I had to write a group concept analysis that was 35 pages long and comprised 20% of our grade in the class.
    I think it's a little different when someone is already a nurse (he is an ADN) so it's likely he has some familiarity with the foundations of the nursing process, concepts of caring and trust, although possibly not how those two things affect patient outcomes. Perhaps someday someone will figure out a way to measure that.
  3. Visit  Haycyn profile page
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    Nursing is full of things you do that you didn't want to or see their value. It's based on research based evidence.
    I trust the evidence says it is done this way.
    Besides if we want to be a "profession" and not a trade we do the traditional work.
    I've learned much more in Lit classes than Lit. Perseverance!

    Anyway, my two cents.
  4. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from Haycyn
    Nursing is full of things you do that you didn't want to or see their value. It's based on research based evidence.
    I trust the evidence says it is done this way.

    *** Oh how I wish that were true for nursing education! Realiety is far different.
  5. Visit  marick_RN profile page
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    Thank you Tiffy_RN. I was just about to post regarding how my fear of writing papers is keeping me from pursuing my BSN. I was the frazzled college student sitting @ my desk @ 3am a paper due the next day and a ream of crumpled paper and empty coffee cups surrounding her. ( Yeah...I am from the typewriter era..lol) I way over think the whole process and then get totally overwhelmed. And procrastination...that is my first name!! My plan after I graduated from a ASN nursing program was to work for a year and then go back to school. Bad plan!! Life got in the way and here I am 27 years later contemplating going back to school to get my BSN . I missed the boat 25 years ago when a group of nurses I was working with did an 18 month BSN program. Being a new mom at the time I didn't think I could swing it. Boy, do I regret that decision now.
  6. Visit  whealer profile page
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    Okay, I'm in my pre-nursing stage so I'm not going to make any assumptions about the level of difficulty in either the ADN programs (which I'm currently enrolled in) or BSN/MSN (which I do hope to obtain).

    Really, though? I know I'm beating a dead horse but the OP, and everyone else who agrees with OP, is making too big a deal out of a paper that is broad enough to address concepts (not just words) in a way that makes sense to you and is essential to patient care. If it's really that bad, just discuss with the professor. I bugged my Professor whenever I could to explain certain projects. I did research and would walk a fine line between putting my best effort and not overthinking the content.

    I obtained a Bachelors in Forensic Psychology and had to write hundreds of pages of papers not only for my core psych courses, but for other liberal arts courses - history, english, etc. I also tutored other students with their writing papers so feel free to send me a private message if you need assistance. We all hate certain aspects of education and will find a million reasons (or excuses) to make it seem like it's all BS. But what it comes down to is your perception and your approach. No one is forcing you to enroll in a program that is at its foundation about theory and research, which is just another facet of the technical and clinical approaches to nursing. It's the same with Psych, and I'm sure it's the same for any other role in which you're interacting with people and improving their health and well-being. No college program will ever teach you to be a better nurse; they give you the tools that you need to develop your own personal talents and skills. Take what you need and put the rest in your back pocket.

    When I went to school, because I took the time to put a little bit more effort into my papers and researching what I learned, there were several occasions when I had to point out errors that professors (mostly adjunct) had made when they taught psych theory. Knowledge is power, my friends. It can't hurt to be open to it.
    besaangel, elkpark, and lindarn like this.
  7. Visit  jadelpn profile page
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    Quote from adnrnstudent
    Taking my 1st ADN-BSN class. Thinking of dropping it with only 1 week left.

    1st class and already a 6 to 8 page paper. A concept analysis of 1 of the following 4 words: Caring, Hope, Trust, or Fear.

    This is absolutely ridiculous. I have absolutely no idea what to say.

    The structure of these programs MUST change.

    I don't want to write papers every 5 weeks. I want to read a book and take a test.
    Wonder if you ended up sticking it out, or dropping it.

    BSN's start talking more about theory. You can't teach that from a book and test. It is more of the art of nursing as opposed to the science.
    SE_BSN_RN likes this.
  8. Visit  adnrnstudent profile page
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    I dropped. I don't write papers. Actually, had to take an F, was past the drop date.
  9. Visit  adnrnstudent profile page
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    Quote from whealer
    Really, though? I know I'm beating a dead horse but the OP, and everyone else who agrees with OP, is making too big a deal out of a paper that is broad enough to address concepts (not just words) in a way that makes sense to you and is essential to patient care.
    I just simply am unable to write papers. I don't do it. I tried, I really did, I even took a week off work to try to do it, but unable to write anything outside of bullet point format.

    I made it through things in the past by doing well on tests and just taking the F on papers.
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  10. Visit  whealer profile page
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    Quote from adnrnstudent
    I just simply am unable to write papers. I don't do it. I tried, I really did, I even took a week off work to try to do it, but unable to write anything outside of bullet point format.

    I made it through things in the past by doing well on tests and just taking the F on papers.
    PM me I can help you work it out. Nothing is stopping you from writing a paper and getting a passing grade... except you.
    besaangel likes this.
  11. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    Quote from adnrnstudent
    I just simply am unable to write papers. I don't do it. I tried, I really did, I even took a week off work to try to do it, but unable to write anything outside of bullet point format.

    I made it through things in the past by doing well on tests and just taking the F on papers.
    *** This is me exactly! I can understand a subject and can pass tests no problem. Like you I can't write a paper to save my life. I really need to do it though and soon as I am enrolled in a MSN program that starts this winter. Very worried.
  12. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from whealer
    Okay, I'm in my pre-nursing stage so I'm not going to make any assumptions about the level of difficulty in either the ADN programs (which I'm currently enrolled in) or BSN/MSN (which I do hope to obtain).

    Really, though? I know I'm beating a dead horse but the OP, and everyone else who agrees with OP, is making too big a deal out of a paper that is broad enough to address concepts (not just words) in a way that makes sense to you and is essential to patient care. If it's really that bad, just discuss with the professor. I bugged my Professor whenever I could to explain certain projects. I did research and would walk a fine line between putting my best effort and not overthinking the content.

    I obtained a Bachelors in Forensic Psychology and had to write hundreds of pages of papers not only for my core psych courses, but for other liberal arts courses - history, english, etc. I also tutored other students with their writing papers so feel free to send me a private message if you need assistance. We all hate certain aspects of education and will find a million reasons (or excuses) to make it seem like it's all BS. But what it comes down to is your perception and your approach. No one is forcing you to enroll in a program that is at its foundation about theory and research, which is just another facet of the technical and clinical approaches to nursing. It's the same with Psych, and I'm sure it's the same for any other role in which you're interacting with people and improving their health and well-being. No college program will ever teach you to be a better nurse; they give you the tools that you need to develop your own personal talents and skills. Take what you need and put the rest in your back pocket.

    When I went to school, because I took the time to put a little bit more effort into my papers and researching what I learned, there were several occasions when I had to point out errors that professors (mostly adjunct) had made when they taught psych theory. Knowledge is power, my friends. It can't hurt to be open to it.
    THIS!!! 1 TRILLION times!!

    You'd be surprised how those papers and research will help shape your practice down the journey in this business.

    Sorry to hear that you got an F in the course...I hope you seek out tutoring or assistance in getting through this writing class. Do let the daunting task of writing stop YOU...there's always help!
    SE_BSN_RN and besaangel like this.
  13. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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    Quote from LadyFree28

    THIS!!! 1 TRILLION times!!

    You'd be surprised how those papers and research will help shape your practice down the journey in this business.

    Sorry to hear that you got an F in the course...I hope you seek out tutoring or assistance in getting through this writing class. Do*let the daunting task of writing stop YOU...there's always help!
    *I meant don't

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