Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?

  1. 8 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.
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    About adnrnstudent, RN

    adnrnstudent has '3' year(s) of experience. From 'Downers Grove, IL, US'; Joined Oct '10; Posts: 284; Likes: 343.

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  4. Visit  roseonye profile page
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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
  5. Visit  Susie2310 profile page
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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.
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  6. Visit  adnrnstudent profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  queenjulie profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  marycarney profile page
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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.
    anie10, KbmRN, Future ScorpioRN, and 11 others like this.
  9. Visit  adnrnstudent profile page
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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.
  10. Visit  nursel56 profile page
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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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  11. Visit  marycarney profile page
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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.
  12. Visit  adnrnstudent profile page
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    Simply the truth.
    Szasz_is_Right and netglow like this.
  13. Visit  yooper13 profile page
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    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.
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  14. Visit  JillyRN profile page
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    The ADN-BSN program I attended was extremely writing intensive. It was not enjoyable, but it made sense to me since it required way more critical thinking/intellectual skills than "reading a book and taking a test".

    I was under the impression that the number one reason ADNs resisted a BSN program was due to the cost without incentive? If someone told me they were avoiding getting their BSN because of writing papers, I wouldn't take them seriously.
    krisiepoo, HouTx, poppycat, and 8 others like this.
  15. Visit  gaby3187 profile page
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    I agree with the OP.Writing a 8 pg paper on the word fear will not make me a better nurse in my opinion.I'm set to begin working on my BSN next spring and am not looking forward to the papers ,BUT I have a game plan. I'll take it one day at a time and the wall can listen to me whine all day long,but I will finish my degree.Don't give up just yet!


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