A little re-introduction...
I am Leslie. I am 30 years old and will be starting nursing classes on August 26th. I have been married for nine (going on ten) years. I do not have children, yet.
I have chosen to start in a 15 month LPN program. I already have almost three years of college behind me, however, that was as an education major. I thought that starting in an LPN program would give me a chance to "get my feet wet" in the field of nursing. The rule for the LPN to RN transition (bridge) here is that a person has to work for a year after becoming an LPN. During that one year time frame, one can complete the remaining prerequisites for the RN program. Then, the RN program takes a year to complete. That's my plan!
I am a little nervous about starting nursing school
. My sister-in-law's mother just graduated from an LVN (LPN) program in Texas. She said that her mother was incredibly stressed and that she basically had to eat, sleep and breathe nursing school in order to be successful. I have also heard that very same assessment from a nursing student that just graduated from the same program that I will be starting this month...
Has anyone else heard the same information about their program? Who else here has been told that they will be eating, sleeping and breathing nursing school?
Good luck to all of the new nursing students out there!