Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?

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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 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.
    DizzyLizzyNurse, Jessy_RN, noyesno, and 5 others like this.
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    Then you have to go to hybrid school. Chamberlain is not a lot of paper but you have to make at least 2 post per course which is fine. Typing paper is great you get used to it
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    I attended a state university for my ADN-BSN approx 16 years ago. We were required to write papers of the length you describe or complete similar length assignments for virtually all the classes. Why is it ridiculous to have to write papers in college? Didn't you expect to be challenged to learn? Colleges aren't just supposed to hand you a degree.
    nursing_n00b, krisiepoo, SE_BSN_RN, and 26 others like this.
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    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.
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    Why would a college *not* require you to write papers? Learning to do research and write critical papers is a vital part of a college education--one of the most fundamental parts, in my opinion.
    krisiepoo, SE_BSN_RN, Guttercat, and 17 others like this.
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    Wow- you're going to give up furthering your education because of the assignments? Really? You must not really want it - because sometimes you just have to suck it up and do what they ask.
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    I didn't have to do anything like this for my B.S. or MBA.

    I find no educational value in writing a 6-8 page paper on a word.

    The number 1 reason ADN students say they resist ADN-BSN is the papers, so I'm not alone. My spouse is in room now and read assignment and just said it's the dumbest assignment she's ever seen.
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    Quote from adnrnstudent
    I didn't have to do anything like this for my B.S. or MBA.

    I find no educational value in writing a 6-8 page paper on a word.

    The number 1 reason ADN students say they resist ADN-BSN is the papers, so I'm not alone. My spouse is in room now and read assignment and just said it's the dumbest assignment she's ever seen.
    Why do you think they assigned that paper to you? In other words, what do you think they were intending that you learn from it?

    Now go write an 8-page paper with your response! Just kidding. I agree that an assignment like that is less useful if you're already a nurse, but I know you can do it if you get in the right mind-set. I wouldn't drop out of your program because of a relatively minor annoyance.
    Last edit by nursel56 on Mar 14, '13 : Reason: add some stuff
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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.
    It's difficult to take you seriously when you make broad statements like the first sentence.
    SE_BSN_RN, Guttercat, HouTx, and 10 others like this.
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    Simply the truth.
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