Hello everyone. I'm not sure if I've posted this in the correct place, but I wanted to ask about getting started in nursing. I would like to eventually be an ob nurse. About 5 years ago, I was going to take the LPN class at my local votech and backed out at the last minute. I have regretted it ever since. Would taking this course be the first step? Also, I never took chemistry in high school and wondered if this is something that I would need to take care of first...and also, can you think of any other subjects that might be a requirement that I may not have had in the past? Thank you in advance for your replies!
Mar 15, '01
I took an accelerated summer chemistry class. We went all day and had a test every morning for 12 weeks. It was intense but I got it over with. I also took nutrition, sociology, and psych before entering nursing school. "Two-year" programs are often really three years. Programs differ widely. Start wherever you can and add to it. Good luck.
Mar 16, '01
Hi,Well I hope I can answer some of your question. You can take the LPN classes or you can go to a two year or four year college and become a RN. Thats a matter of preference and TIME! The two year RN program really takes longer than that! I did not need to take chemistry at all, not in high school or college, but that may be different in your area. All schools have different requirement. I think the most important decision you have to make is which program will work with your lifestyle. Like do you work full time, have children? You can go into OB in my area as an LPN as well as an RN so that is up too you !! Good Luck!
Mar 16, '01
Thanks for writing back! I don't work, but I do have a 9 year old in school. I think the most practical and most cost effective thing for me to do would be the LPN course at the votech, and then try to find a LPN/RN bridge course...don't know if any exist around here though.
Mar 16, '01
I am currently enrolled in the LPN program and this is my second month. I like you, have backed out before. Don't wait any longer. The reward in the end will be well worth it. It is very hard, but you get out of it what you put into it. It will take a lot of your time. I study 4-5 hours each evening. You can do it. The chemistry is only needed if you desire to go on for your RN, at least that is how it is here. Good luck to you!!
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