Exams vs. writing papers!!!!

  1. 0 I am interested in attending NP school but I am hearing that you have to write alot of papers which is very discouraging due to the fact that I hate writing papers...So my question is what programs are out there consist of mostly Exams???
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    chioma_LPN has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'LTC and Psych'. From 'Central Arkansas'; 33 Years Old; Joined Nov '08; Posts: 14; Likes: 3.

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  4. Visit  nitasarn profile page
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    Honest. None. Your gonna need to write some papers
  5. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    One of those basic Rules of Life is that, the higher you go in education, the more you write. You write more in a BSN program than in an ADN or diploma program. You write more in an MSN program than in a BSN program. You write more in a doctoral program than in a Master's program. Improving your academic/professional writing skills is a big piece of graduate education. That's just the way it is.
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  6. Visit  NerdyNikki profile page
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    No schools, that I aware of, consist of only exams. Currently in FNP school, I am writing a tons but also learning much as well. With any degree, I would suspect that you would have to write papers to further understand the theories of nursing. If FNP is really what you want, you can do this : )
  7. Visit  perioddrama profile page
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    I do not think there are many, if any, programs that have mostly exams. Strengthen your writing skills if you want to go to NP school.

    Good luck!
  8. Visit  bubblejet50 profile page
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    Lol my rn-bsn program has no exams so im guessing not many np programs do either but the papers I write are longer but easier per say. Like I have 10pg papers but they ask for so much info that I usually have to cut back information instead of fluffing like I had to in my adn program
  9. Visit  JerseyBSN profile page
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    Yep, BSN was 90% papers and MSN is even more. Once you start writing you won't hate it so much. It just kinda starts becoming normal and gets easier as you go on because you learn how to do research and such.
  10. Visit  Psychcns profile page
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    I got used to writing papers. I practiced typing with a speed typing program and I got to love cut and paste. There are probably some writing manuals others can suggest. I think I used "elements of style".
    I always used an outline and would fill in each section when I had new ideas. Or new citations....and eventually a paper would take shape...
    Good luck
  11. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    A NP program is very different than an RN-BSN program. I did an RN-BSN program and it was almost all writing. However, with an NP program you are doing more than having class discussion and writing papers, you are memorizing and applying information that you will potentially use for the rest of your career. Almost all of my NP classes have had exams, and I wouldn't expect anything else.
  12. Visit  phillycpnp-pc profile page
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    I agree with the others. Grad school usually means more papers. I'm almost done my program and only 3 classes had all exams. Adv physical assessment, Adv Pharm and Adv Patho. My other classes ranged from writing a 1 paper a week to 1 big term paper at the end of the semester.
  13. Visit  JerseyBSN profile page
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    Quote from ChristineN
    However, with an NP program you are doing more than having class discussion and writing papers, you are memorizing and applying information that you will potentially use for the rest of your career. Almost all of my NP classes have had exams, and I wouldn't expect anything else.
    My BSN and MSN degrees were 90% research papers. Very, very few exams. No memorization. Where are you attending your NP program?
  14. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    Quote from JerseyBSN

    My BSN and MSN degrees were 90% research papers. Very, very few exams. No memorization. Where are you attending your NP program?
    I am attending La Salle University in Philly. Your science classes should have exams, as should your clinical lecture portion, as those text questions would be preparing you for NP boards. I am assuming you were not in an NP program
  15. Visit  jaznia15 profile page
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    Well my program has consisted of both exams and papers to write. Of course in the core course (research, theory, a safety class) there was more paper writing and no exams. In the big courses the big focus is exams but we have a big paper due at the end of the semester (case narrative). I've heard that this is true for all the courses I have left (Adult II, Peds, and Women's health) except for Practicum of course. I don't mind the papers, I usually benefit greatly from learning the information researched. The papers are only a hinderance mainly because I am doing the full time curriculum which means I have three classes that require different papers due throughout the semester.


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