How many papers and presentations were required in your program?

  1. questions for lpn students: how many papers have you had to write. how many presentations have you you given? how often?

    for adn students: same questions.

    please let me know which program you are in when you answer. i start lpn in the fall, but will go on to adn when i am done. i want a general idea of what i am up against as far as papers and presentations go. btw, i am horrible at both:chuckle mla documentation gets me everytime. yuck. thanks for any replies
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  3. by   missnurse01
    In LPN school i think we did three group presentations, and it seemed like a paper for every topic. I can't tell you an actual number...probably at least 20-30, not all of them were really long, but they were very specific on getting every point that they wanted you to to get a good grade. Doing the distance learn for the rn so no papers or presentations! it is just a bunch of busywork!
  4. by   lilbiskit78
    Hi! I am in an ADN program and so far we have not had too many, just the ones we have are very long. First semester we did a nursing process paper (complete subjective/objective assessment + meds, care plans, ect) and a patient teaching paper with a presentation. Last semester I did another health assessment paper (long...mine was 50 pages double spaced) and 2 papers for psych (Bipolar/Schizo); next semester we have 4 (yes 4) health assessment papers just for med surg + a research paper, not sure yet about papers for OB. We will wait and see what 4th semester holds....yikes. We use APA format here, it isn't too bad.

  5. by   Audreyfay
    A gazillion!
  6. by   Berta
    I'm in a ADN RN program. I didn't have to do any group presentations. I did have to write two nursing process papers approx. 20 pages each. Also, during first semester, we had to write one short essay. Each semester, we have to do a bibliography card and copy of an article to prove that we know how to look stuff up.

    The real time killers are the clinical prep/care plans. IPR reports which are a converstation you have with the patient then you have to analyze it. Its a major PIA.