Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers? - page 29

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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... Read More


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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    I don't think there is. I think the profession side will not rest until they have driven every last "trade" minded nurse out of the field. We see examples of this often.
    Agreed. And patient safety will suffer for it.
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    Quote from OCNRN63
    ​Having observed what my co-workers went through to go from RN->BSN, I am not interested in doing silly posters and other projects. I'm a nurse, not a 5 year old in an arts and crafts class.
    OMG AGREED. We did group poster projects and they used them at a health fair for the hospital we were associated with, for the nurses to come over and claim some CEU's. Hey, no problem, I love being a presenter for continuing education classes. Only thing is, I used to get paid for it as a lawyer, so I really don't want to be your free provider now. And the glue makes my fingers sticky.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    The assingment I got to put a golf ball in the dominant hand, then put a sock over it and keep it that way all day then write a paper about what it was like to have to learn to do thing differently was abserd.
    Actually that sounds like fun to me, over the original subject of this thread which was a 6-8 pager on one word - er sorry, "concept."
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    Speaking for myself, I dont' object to writing papers, it's the kind of papers that bothers me. Doing research papers on evidenced based practice issues, or pharm or patho would be fine.
    The assingment I got to put a golf ball in the dominant hand, then put a sock over it and keep it that way all day then write a paper about what it was like to have to learn to do thing differently was abserd.
    "Abserd?" Really? There should plenty to say about what it's like for a stroke victim to learn how to live without one arm. If you're a student, you probably haven't really gotten it down why an incident in the right brain causes paresis in the left side. Do you remember your anatomy on that? How does the brain "compensate" for the dead part of the brain and create new neural pathways to re-create the skill in another hand? LOTS of places to go with this. Being able or organize our thoughts on paper helps us be rational, thinking people.
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    Quote from subee
    "Abserd?" Really? There should plenty to say about what it's like for a stroke victim to learn how to live without one arm. If you're a student, you probably haven't really gotten it down why an incident in the right brain causes paresis in the left side. Do you remember your anatomy on that? How does the brain "compensate" for the dead part of the brain and create new neural pathways to re-create the skill in another hand? LOTS of places to go with this. Being able or organize our thoughts on paper helps us be rational, thinking people.

    Hahahaha know your audience, is all I can say.
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    "Abserd?" Really?
    Or absurd for you Americans.
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    Quote from redhead_NURSE98!
    OMG AGREED. We did group poster projects and they used them at a health fair for the hospital we were associated with, for the nurses to come over and claim some CEU's. Hey, no problem, I love being a presenter for continuing education classes. Only thing is, I used to get paid for it as a lawyer, so I really don't want to be your free provider now. And the glue makes my fingers sticky.
    I recall one Saturday getting a post here from one freaked out long-time administrator and seasoned nurse who, in planning for a career day presentation overlooked the poster assignment, and was getting some disapproving arched brows from other nurses who had all completed their posters. Several of us craft-minded tried to help with ideas for cute shapes made from catheter-tubing. The saddest part was the level of distress the lady was expressing over the silly thing.

    Sounds like the golf ball assignment is a relative of the "you can't have empathy unless you go through the same thing the patient does" school of thought which is expressed in things like tying people to chairs and having their classmates feed them, and the like, bed baths, etc . . .or the giving high-school students a 5 pound bag of flour to lug around for a week so they know what it's like to be a parent (these now replaced by realistic and expensive manikins) in our schools)
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    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    What class was it for?
    Cultural diversity.
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    Quote from nursel56
    Sounds like the golf ball assignment is a relative of the "you can't have empathy unless you go through the same thing the patient does" school of thought which is expressed in things like tying people to chairs and having their classmates feed them, and the like, bed baths, etc .
    No, there wasn't really anything about nursing involved. It was a cultural diversity class and most of the other students were not even nurses.
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    I only had to write one paper in my ADN to BSN program. This was a "trans-cultural" nursing class; I had to write about the Eskimo population, which was OK, except I lived in Florida! We don't get too many Eskimo here. I made an A+ on it, though. I had the fortune of pairing with a classmate who went to nursing school in Alaska.
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