I am also considering starting a RN-BSN program this fall, and it is basically the same. Most classes are online, and even in the class descriptions, most say "writing intensive". I am prepared to write many papers and do lots of research. It may seem silly, yes, but I won't let that deter me from continuing my education...you can vent and whine about it (as I'm sure I will be once I start
), but if you really want that BSN, you will suck it up and just do it. When all is said and done, you WILL have the BSN, along with the better job opportunities that come with it. If you want to throw in the towel because of a few "stupid" assignments, that is your free will, but I would say keep at it, JMHO.
Four pages is nothing, I could do that in my sleep! Especially on one word that you mention, meaning there will be few (if any) references required...the part I hate the most about writing papers! (I don't know why, it just bugs me)...if you're going to give up, I guess now would be the time, before putting more time/effort/money into it...good luck with whatever you decide.