Quote from mb37
random question i've been curious about for posters on this thread - why do you say "freshman" or "senior" in rn/lpn school? people use those terms all the time on this site in regards to nursing programs, and they don't make sense for any program i'm familiar with - with bsn programs in my area, you don't apply until you finish your sophomore year. i'm in an absn program in semester 2/5, so none of us refer to ourselves as "juniors" - we've already graduated once. i've never attended a cc - if you go for 2 years, are you considered a freshman and then a senior? i'm honestly curious, and don't want to offend anyone. op: i agree with the other posters - work the rest of this year, save up some more money, and cut back on your hours when you reenter ns. can you look into taking out some loans or ask the financial aid office to reconsider your status and take part-time work into account so your award will be larger?
it's okay, you are just curious and i take no offense.
well, my lpn program is a 15-month program divided to three so:
1st semester = freshman
2nd semster = junior
3rd semester = senior.
yes i know what you are thinking, what happened to being a sophomore? i don't know either. that's how we are referred to by our instructors. usually, if people tell me that they are a freshman, it means it's either their first semester or year in that program. also, if they tell me they are a senior, it means it is their last semester or year in that program.
i have a.a.s in computer science before i started my program, but i still referred to myself as a "freshman" when i started my lpn program because i am "fresh" to that program. i hope you are not as confused as before.