Quote from hrslvr1970
LPNSOON- thanks for the advice...they say try not to work because of the class work you will have at night....i have four kids that will have to be put on hold during the next 9 months....how were clinicals...were they at memorial or st. johns or somewhere else? clinical hours different that class hours? Sure wish they had a website with more info. i have oreintation on wednesday, hope to get more info. Are you working as an lpn now? my husband hunts in winchester and is good friends with the sherrif. thanks for any info.
Clinicals to me were fun. I was lucky and got all day clinicals, which I had no say so in since the Instructors make the clinical rotation, but clinicals are days and evenings. I was also working in the evening but of course I don't have children and where I worked I could study at the same time. Clinicals are at St. Johns, Memorial, St. Johns North (which is a nursing home) and Heritage Manor (nursing home). By the time I finished clinicals I knew Springfield better then I wanted to...LOL. As for working if you don't have to don't, the only reason I was able to is because I had time to study at work.
Also Clinicals are Wednesday-Thursday. At the beginning of each quarter you have a few weeks in class before clinicals start, which I would much rather be in clinicals then sitting in that classroom. As for me working as an LPN, I just took the NCLEX and applied for my license this month. I found out Thursday that my license has been issued so I will be looking for a LPN job starting Monday..wooohooo I could have started looking sooner but I didn't want to work license pending, cause if for some reason you don't pass the NCLEX the first time I heard most employers will let you go.
Good Luck..You can do it!!!