RN to BSN--Grand Canyon University--Let the fun begin Sep 30 2013 - page 20

by Flames9_RN

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Howdy all, I bit the bullet and after much research, I decided on Grand Canyon! Wow, I did not expect BSN schools to be like used car salesmen--hounding me by emails and phone calls. Rather impressed on how Grand Canyon sort of... Read More


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    Yeah, which class has two papers a week; that is the one I will take on my own.

    I talked to my counsler today and we decided I should take: patho alone, one class, two classes at a time

    So, it would help to know which class has two papers at a time, I will take that one alone.
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    Spirituality has two due papers dues a couple of the weeks, but who knows, that might change. They seem to be revamping some of the classes.
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    Quote from RN0511
    You mean some classes have two papers due in one week?
    Yes, some do. The trick is to get ahead if you are a slow writer. It is doable, trust me, lol.
    Last edit by tokmom on Apr 16 : Reason: typo
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    I think I will be able to pull it off... I don't mean to brag (because I barely passed nursing school, lol) but my world record is writting a paper, from first looking at the signment to turned in in just 90 mins... and I got an A! lol. sorry,

    I was honestly wondering if this school is just too easy because I hardly have trouble pulling in A's... except in statistics. How has everyone else's experience? Getting good grades is hard work, but do you think the school is a little easy sometimes?
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    Yeah, there are classes that have more than 1 paper due a week, or more than 1 project due a week.
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    Quote from morningland
    I think I will be able to pull it off... I don't mean to brag (because I barely passed nursing school, lol) but my world record is writting a paper, from first looking at the signment to turned in in just 90 mins... and I got an A! lol. sorry,

    I was honestly wondering if this school is just too easy because I hardly have trouble pulling in A's... except in statistics. How has everyone else's experience? Getting good grades is hard work, but do you think the school is a little easy sometimes?
    I wish I could complete my essay that fast! It takes me a long time to do my research and find articles that have what I want. I am only in the second class so I can't really say whether the school is "easy" per se. I definitely think I am earning my degree as the workload is very busy and I am definitely learning research and APA.
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    Quote from morningland
    I think I will be able to pull it off... I don't mean to brag (because I barely passed nursing school, lol) but my world record is writting a paper, from first looking at the signment to turned in in just 90 mins... and I got an A! lol. sorry,

    I was honestly wondering if this school is just too easy because I hardly have trouble pulling in A's... except in statistics. How has everyone else's experience? Getting good grades is hard work, but do you think the school is a little easy sometimes?

    You don't have to apologize for writing quickly. I could pound out a paper too if I didn't have 5 kids at home, work 40 hours a week and have housework and tending to one kid that is special needs and needs help with basic ADL's. I'm also just very meticulous and like to have things worded the correct way.

    Are the classes easy? It depends on what you think is easy. Some of the 'easier' classes for me are those that I have had previous exposure to somewhere in my life. The leadership and management class was easier for me, but I also have a lot of experience in that area with LEAN, executive summaries, etc. Others who have never had that exposure might be very befuddled with those classes, never having exposure to them. Still, those easy classes were a hell of a lot of work for me. This school has taken a lot of time away from my family. I'm also one of the rare ones here that actually reads most everything because I want to EARN my degree and LEARN something, not just do the minimum and have a diploma handed to me. That is doing disservice to myself and the profession.
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    Some of the papers in the early classes are fairly straight forward....Follow the Rubrik helps a lot
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    Yes they are Flames, and they seem to ramp up toward the end. I also want to say that there is a lot of really good stuff in the reading. There have been times I have thought about doing some serious skimming, but thought the best of it and delved in a bit more. I read some stuff I never would have known otherwise, even with being a nurse for well over 20 years and having the leadership exposure that I have, along with my certification. I love it when people brag about not reading yet become angry when they aren't learning anything... Think about that.
    Last edit by tokmom on Apr 19 : Reason: format, grammar
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    always something to learn! I don't brag about not doing all the reading,lol I find myself reading more and more. But I also do a lot of online research about the topic.
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