I am currently an LPN. I will start clinicals in the summer. I have to give up my current full time job as of May. I am a secretary. (YEA()( I hate this job. I have always wanted to be a nurse.
Sometimes it feels like i will never be able to make it to the point of being an RN> Did anyone out there feel this way when they were going thru nursing school
? I want to get some experience as an LPN and then go back to get my RN. . .
What kept you all motivated? I am not a quitter and I am getting all A'S in school right now. I was always discouraged my whole life to keep going after your dreams, but I am SO determined to do this and I am . . .Just was wandering if anyone else ever felt this way - - Like it is a LONG road????
Oct 19, '01
After my first year of college, car died. Couldn't afford tuition and car payments, so dropped out one year to save. HAH! Fell in love and got married in year two. I initially went to LPN school in 1976 cause husband couldn't stand thought 3 years years tuition/missing me. Bought first home 1 month prior starting LPN program (fell into good deal). Graduated 9/77....within two years husband encouraging me to return to college, get BSN/RN " to get paid for what all your doing".
Learned the secret of night classes:easier than day program as met for 4 hrs only 1 night a week and got 6 credits for each! Look into this if your school offers for prerequesites. Took additional Health MGMT courses this way. Classes also had adult learners with minimal distraction.
Think of goal line. Glass getting fuller with each week/course completed. Study group a real help: we each took one part of assignment/class and presented indepth review/ notes to the group---mine had 3 guys in 1980's and great looking at differing viewpoints. Much easier to continue when in the studying groove.
Now, after having kids-- growing up as teenagers, back in graduate program. MUCH more difficult assimilate new material in my mid 40's...kicking myself that I didn't start sooner. Despite both of us working FT, back to P 'n J sanwiches a lot and living paycheck to paycheck. Taking one course a semester: now in my third---four year timeline. Kids now click me off AOL/here to make me "do your homework, Mom....you have to set a good example". LOL. I just think of my Mother-in-law Nancy who with MS in remission went to LPN school at age 51, graduated at age 52 and worked for 10 years. Now THAT was a struggle.
Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Oct 19, '01