Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers? - page 2

by 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... Read More


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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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    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.
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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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    I don't think I would want to attend a program that doesn't call for paper writing. It builds character and allows you to grow professionally and academically. There are no shortcuts. And even if there were, you pay for it somehow before it's all said and done. I know you have other degrees, but none of them are in nursing. And I don't know of any reputable nursing programs that allows for students to forgo such an important part of the learning process.
    Last edit by lovetheocean on Mar 14, '13
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    I would look at it as a bonus. Easy A for doing very little work. I can write a 6-8 page paper full of BS on anything, even a single word, and do it in very little time. Enjoy the gift you've been given, even if it seems useless to you.
    DizzyLizzyNurse, SE_BSN_RN, poppycat, and 16 others like this.
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    I don't see how you could have completed a BS and/or MBA without writing papers. It takes great skill to expand on a word enough to pull several pages out of it. It's not stupid.
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    That isn't bad at all.

    And I'm curious as well how you've gotten so far without writing papers. In my English 101 class I must have written at least 6 papers, one being 5+ pages. Needless to say my 2 other English classes and 3 psychology classes weren't much better.

    Just do it. No regrets.
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    You cannot go through a bachelor's program without writing papers. That's just the fact. While associates is concentrated on technical/clinical skills, bachelor's degree is geared in theoretic and education.

    Papers aren't just to burden you. It's to expand your way of thinking, adapting different arguments to strengthen your position. It's not ridiculous. You have to be able to communicate your thoughts in the academic/professional setting.

    Six to eight pages (if you are writing in APA format) is roughly 2000 words. That's nothing. You have an introduction, statement of the facts, arguments, multiple resources and you are at 2000 words before you know it.

    In any case, you are right... BSN is not for you if your way of thinking is this way (nor any higher education for that matter).
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    A 6-8 page paper? That's all?! Not 15-20? Consider yourself lucky!
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    Quote from Nurse_
    You cannot go through a bachelor's program without writing papers. That's just the fact. While associates is concentrated on technical/clinical skills, bachelor's degree is geared in theoretic and education.

    Papers aren't just to burden you. It's to expand your way of thinking, adapting different arguments to strengthen your position. It's not ridiculous. You have to be able to communicate your thoughts in the academic/professional setting.

    Six to eight pages (if you are writing in APA format) is roughly 2000 words. That's nothing. You have an introduction, statement of the facts, arguments, multiple resources and you are at 2000 words before you know it.

    In any case, you are right... BSN is not for you if your way of thinking is this way (nor any higher education for that matter).
    I agree.


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