I'm 26, I graduated from the LPN program almost 2 years ago. I was in meetings with the director in my last quarter with the director to get information about our school's bridge program. At that time, their bridge program was still in the process. 3 months after graduation, that director was fired and a new one was appointed, which further delayed the bridge program. It wasn't until spring of this year was when I got the word from the director and we've been having meetings with the application process. It's not really a bridge program but available spots for starting with the 4th quarter RN program. It's a WHOLE other process of pre-req classes, TEAS... I don't agree with it but I'm sucking it up and doing what I have to do.
I come from a cultural family that just cares about "finishing school" and no one understands how hard it is or how this whole nursing school process works. Nothing is ever guaranteed and the rules-requirements are always changing. No one understands the nursing world unless they're a nurse or a nursing student. My boyfriend is an engineer and just finished with his program. He's trying his best to understand it but to be honest, he doesn't. I feel like he's frustrated bc he doesn't get it and feels like he's not helping. (You know guys - they like to fix problems in a tangible way whereas women just need to be listened to, supported). He's getting a bit impatient and is just as frustrated with me. He obviously doesn't want to see me give up but doesn't want to see me waste my time waiting until nursing schools call me back. His whole family doesn't get it and I don't expect them too but their ignorance and eagerness for me to be "done" is frustrating. I'm already frustrated as it is but it's even more frustrating when people think it's an easy application process. Think ITALIAN family where everyone knows your business and will use it as discussion topics with other family members. I come from a small, private family so I'm not used to it. Anyhoo, I've been having meetings with the director with 2 other classmates on the application process. I'm re-taking one more class, taking the TEAS. We get an additional 15 points for having our LPN license and I don't have that... I took it twice and didn't make it and am just so burned by that... I'm still studying for it but we'll see...I just need encouragement from this community. This would help me very much. Thank you
PS: Also, my classmates always tell me, "you're still so long. You have plenty of time". in comparison to them, "yes, i am young" but I don't want to wait forever to be in school, you know? I am an adult, I need to be work, be responsible for myself. There's bills to pay. Going to school isn't a luxury for me.