Just a quick ?

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Hello everyone...

I was just wondering if you do A LOT of writing assignments (research, essays, reports, etc.) in your nursing programs. I'm just asking because the school that I want to go to (Univ of Hawaii) does a LOT of writing from what I hear...:crying2:

Berta

Berta

219 Posts

We do one nursing process paper per semester. Each clinical day, we have a prep sheet that has to be turned in as well. Lastly, we have to to a IPR (theraputic communication) paper.

So, I don't consider that too much.

Jill1215

Jill1215

121 Posts

we have what the professors call a literary journal. we have 14 different topics this semester (one each week) that we have to research in the journals and then write a short paper about. we also have to do a "scholarly report" over a specific disease process and that paper is much longer than the ones listed above.

this is my first semester in a five semester adn program.

manna, BSN, RN

Has 6 years experience. 2,038 Posts

Yes, definately. In addition to all the usual clinical paperwork (med sheets, care plans, journals, physical exam write-ups), we usually have journals due. We have various research projects/teaching presentations scattered throughout our program. For example, during the summer semester (only lasted 3 weeks) we had to do 8 journals, a research critique, three essays, and a teaching learning research paper (10 pages). Our whole senior year is spent in teams doing a VERY large (think 4-6 CHAPTERS!), independent research project.

I would venture to guess that a BSN program will have more writing/research requirements than would a ASN or diploma program?

RedSox33RN

RedSox33RN

Specializes in Emergency Dept, M/S. 1,483 Posts

We have our first paper assigned already, after a week of school. It's not due until the end of October, but involves a lot of person-to-person research, not just book research. I'm not sure how many we will have each semester, but probably at least one or two.

blee1

blee1

246 Posts

Wow, I didn't realize nursing students had to write so much... well at least some of you do :) . I guess it all depends on which program and where, thanks for all your replys, aloha....

dixienurse2be

dixienurse2be

148 Posts

we don't have too much writing but I go to a CC so a University might have more. We have a few short assignments that are worth quiz grades in my fundamentals class. We had 2 due last week but they were simple. One was to take a different culture and explain how some of its practices might affect medical care and the other was to blindfold a person in our family and feed them and then vice versa and write about it. Both were only required to be a page long so they aren't difficult at all. We have a few things in our clinicals. We have to do 2 meds and write them up and then we have to do a 2 page disease process but it's not too bad.

wonderbee

wonderbee, BSN, RN

Specializes in critical care; community health; psych. 1 Article; 2,212 Posts

In my ADN program, this semester (second of four) we have one research project, with the emphasis on oral rather than written presentation. Other than that, we have the usual care plans, dhats, etc.

Imafloat, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience. 1 Article; 1,289 Posts

Hello everyone...

I was just wondering if you do A LOT of writing assignments (research, essays, reports, etc.) in your nursing programs. I'm just asking because the school that I want to go to (Univ of Hawaii) does a LOT of writing from what I hear...:crying2:

We have to do a lot of papers where I go to school.

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