Online NP programs with minimal Papers

  1. Hello,

    I want to start off by saying that I've been looking into becoming a FNP for a while now but I really don't know if it's the right choice for me. When it comes to research papers and writing they just aren't my area of expertise. With that being said, I'm trying to find an online program that isn't loaded with research papers each semester! I completely understand that as a graduate program you're gonna have to write a few papers! I also understand that a lot of it is discussion boards on articles that you read. Im just hoping someone out there has gone through the same situation I've been and have lived to tell us prospective students about it!
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  3. by   meanmaryjean
    Here's the thing about it not being your area of expertise: Were IVs or assessments your 'area of expertise' as a freshman nursing student? No? How did you get good at those skills?

    Writing is like anything else, practice will enable you to acquire skill.
  4. by   SopranoKris
    Quote from Devonelyse90
    Hello,

    I want to start off by saying that I've been looking into becoming a FNP for a while now but I really don't know if it's the right choice for me. When it comes to research papers and writing they just aren't my area of expertise. With that being said, I'm trying to find an online program that isn't loaded with research papers each semester! I completely understand that as a graduate program you're gonna have to write a few papers! I also understand that a lot of it is discussion boards on articles that you read. Im just hoping someone out there has gone through the same situation I've been and have lived to tell us prospective students about it!
    If writing papers isn't your thing, then you're going to be hard pressed to find an NP program. It's graduate school. You're going to have to write papers....LOTS of papers. After so much time in school, I feel like I can churn out a paper in my sleep. Seriously, you're just going to have to bite the bullet, suck it up, and write the papers if you want to pursue an NP degree. If not, you'll need to determine what a better career choice might be. (Hint: if it involves grad school, it's going to include writing papers)
  5. by   rizahawkeye
    I believe graduate schools of any kind require a lot of paper writing. It's one of the skills you need to improve on if it's not your area of expertise and I don't think you can get away from that. If it comes to any school that requires less paper writing, I can't think of any.
  6. by   broughden
    Online NP programs with minimal Papers
    Not to be snarky or mean but this post reads like, "I want a graduate degree but want to do the minimal amount of work necessary to get it even though people's lives will depend on my training."
  7. by   SopranoKris
    Quote from broughden
    Not to be snarky or mean but this post reads like, "I want a graduate degree but want to do the minimal amount of work necessary to get it even though people's lives will depend on my training."
    Exactly. An NP program should not be a cake-walk to pass. Not everyone is cut out to be a provider.

    I used to cringe at some of the discussion posts I read in my former FNP program's courses. Poor grammar was rampant. It amazed me that a few of the same culprits passed the class. I can't imagine how poorly written their papers must have been after reading their DB posts.

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