Reality is sinking in

  1. I am in the ADN program finishing up my first year. We got all of our information today for applying to take the PN boards. Wow, I may actually be a nurse soon!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   EMTandNurse2B
    I have the same feelings...

    I am in my RN year of an ADN program (semester 4 of 5) and am taking my LPN NCLEX this Saturday. I have 2 jobs lined up and waiting for me to choose which I want! I get to choose and start work the week after I pass my NCLEX. I am so excited, but yet very nervous to actually be in the nurse role!
  4. by   land64shark
    We can't take the PN-nclex until after our third semester out of 4. By then there's not much point.
  5. by   LadyGalen
    Quote from Achoo!
    I am in the ADN program finishing up my first year. We got all of our information today for applying to take the PN boards. Wow, I may actually be a nurse soon!
    Yay, way to go, Achoo! :-) I am in the same boat as you as this week is the end of my first year of ADN classes. It feels like it was just yesterday our graduating class started as newbies in January. What state are you in that they will let you challenge the state board to become an LPN/LVN? I'm in Texas, and to the best of my knowledge, we can't take the NCLEX-PN exam unless we've graduated from an LPN program.

    LadyGalen
  6. by   Achoo!
    I am in Wisconsin. We started a new statewide cirriculum this year. We had to have our CNA prior to starting the program, so they focused more on nursing skills. I can actually get a diploma for LPN if I pay the $20 graduation fee.

    For the LPN's that are bridging over to the RN program and joining us in January- they have a 5 week class to take in addition. They also had to test out of skills and math before joining us, as well as finish A&P I and II.
  7. by   Brigi23
    I am in my RN year 3rd sem out of 4, and I as still in shock and disbelief that in 5 months I am going to be responsible for other peoples lives. It is such a big responsibility. I just plan to use my clinical time wisely next semester. I could have taken an extra class to get my lpn after I finished my second semester, but I was burnt to a crisp on studying. I thought that was a little much having a whole extra class to become an lpn when the RN was only a bit longer. It feels good to have made it this far, I am sure you all agree.

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