Here's a long story in a short way...
I signed up for the LPN course here in Saskatchewan about 2 weeks ago. I was told all I needed was to have my grade twelve transcripts ready for when they send me out the application...so I could send everthing in at the same time.
Yesterday I called them to say I received my marks...and to find out when my application form was coming so I could send everything in.
I found out that I was NOT starting school when I was first told I was. I was told that over 50 people where on this waiting list...and then there was the 75 left over from last years class that didn't get in. They are taking either the top EIGHT or the first EIGHT...I have 3 diffent stories now.
E I G H T ...thats it!!!! EIGHT !!!
I thought there was a shortage....or there is a shortage coming to nursing.
Needlessd to say...It will take me YEARS to be a LPN. Since I am 37 years old....maybe I will be retired by the time I fullfill my dream.
I signed up for the special aid course. It is NOT what I want but I figure it's better than sitting on my fanny waiting for everyone to fix this darn mess.
I cried soooooooo hard. I am sooooooo mad. I wanted to wait until my kids where old enough so I could totally "give it my all" when I returned to school and the work force...and I got my dream slammed. I just don't understand any of this.
I was also told that many people...over 100...have taken 3 large modules of the LPN course through distance training. They are still waiting to get into the course to finish it off....the lab and hands-on stuff...there they sit...after paying out LOTS of money...oh my gawd...how sad is that!!
Soooooo....not sure if I even belong to this board anymore becasue I'm not sure if I will EVER be a nurse.
Warm sad hugs....Cin