Don't know what to think...

  1. I'm applying to my community college's LPN program in the fall, and its wracking my brain. I want to be an RN, but I know the RN program here is nearly impossible to get into since they only admit about 40 people a year. The LPN class is a little bigger and they run it twice a semester.

    What drives me nuts is, I keep hearing different things from different people. Theres an entrance test you take to get in and the highest scores make it. But some nurses I know who went through it tell me its not all on the test score, and it takes at least two years to get in. Others tell me if I have my math and science prereqs done (which I do) that it'll be easy to get into. I've never done something where I constantly hear something different from every person I talk to.

    The only thing consistent is that everyone has said not to beleive anything the school tells you. I know theres nothing anyone can do, I just wanted to vent and maybe get some advice. Thanks.

    Tim
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   dphrn
    The only way you will ever know is to try for yourself. Before I got into my school, I heard almost all the same stories you mentioned. Do the foot work and you will be fine. Once I quit listening to the horror stories and put my all into my goal, it worked out perfectly. Good luck!
  4. by   tmiller027
    Quote from dphrn
    The only way you will ever know is to try for yourself. Before I got into my school, I heard almost all the same stories you mentioned. Do the foot work and you will be fine. Once I quit listening to the horror stories and put my all into my goal, it worked out perfectly. Good luck!

    Thanks dphrn...thats part of the reason I quit my job in law enforcement and became a CNA. I want to fully immerse myself into the healthcare field and learn as much as I can before school starts. I feel that will only help me in the long run. I fully plan on busting my butt in school and doing the best that I can on this test. I just dont' know what I'll do this fall if I don't get in.
  5. by   tmiller027
    Does anyone else have an opinion?
  6. by   ktwlpn
    Quote from tmiller027
    Does anyone else have an opinion?
    I understand that other factors are weighed in with your test score.You will interview also.Only the school can tell you how long the waiting list is-and once you are accepted you can work your butt off and save as many bucks as you can-you may want to cut back your hours when you start.
    People do drop off of the list-I got moved up and started much sooner then I had originally planned.If you have to wait 2 yrs that is 2 more yrs of experience as a cna for you---move around a little and experience some different types of nursing while you wait-home care,long term care,acute care.....Watch the nurses you are working with and learn from them....Good luck..
  7. by   suzanne4
    Tim,
    I still would recommend getting your EMT certification while you are waiting because of your background, as I told you before. It will also improve your chances for getting into the RN program with your previuos training.

    Good luck with your training............................

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