Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers? - page 3

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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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    It could be worse.... I am in a traditional BSN program right now. During this summer we take Community Health and we have a paper that will be due that will be about 20-30 pages. Many of the classes in a BSN program are writing intensive.

    Granted, writing a paper about a single word would be challenging but remember that nothing worth having comes easy.
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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.
    Topics such as caring, hope, trust, and fear are central to nursing practice. These are so complex - it easy for me to imagine writing a 50 page paper on one of these topics. I'd look deeper and be grateful you have an assignment with so much flexibility.
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    What school are you going to that wants a 6-8 page essay on a word? just curious.
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    Ya I feel you. I got dumber doing my BSN program at a local state U. The papers were stupid, the level of discourse was pathetic, the learning non-exsistant. You will get many apologists here for the BSN. Most of them have never studied any other field and have no idea how abserd the BSN is. Many will accuse you of being anti education if you recognize the weakness inherent on BSN programs. As far as I am concered the the BSN, as they are now, are a waste of time and resourses.
    No way I would have done it except it was free and I got to write most of my papers on paid time.
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    Quote from PalmHarborMom
    Granted, writing a paper about a single word would be challenging but remember that nothing worth having comes easy.
    *** The BSN IS easy but not worth having. At least not worth the amount of time I wasted on it.
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    Yea - you're right for wanting to quit. I mean...6-8 papers is a lot of work.
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    Quote from adnrnstudent
    Simply the truth.
    So then why don't you just go to medical school and avoid such difficult assignments?
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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.
    Forgive me but......

    Jesus, what a whiner.
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    Quote from adnrnstudent
    I could finish all of medical school easier than I could write a 6-8 page paper about a single word. It is RIDICULOUS and I don't expect to be handed nothing, but I do expect assignments that make sense.

    I guess I just got to have faith that a school exists with common sense nursing assignments.

    No BSN for me I guess.
    I might expect you had learned basic grammar by the time you earned an Associate's degree, but apparently, I would be wrong.
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    Ahem......We need to be respectful of each other opinions....this is the OP's thoughts about what he feels is extraneous work and we need to be respectful of those thoughts.

    Op...Welcome to nursing.


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