Hi Everyone

  1. I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing and had to read the instructions on how just to do this much (I'm from the era of Pong and Atari). I wanted to say hi and introduce myself. I'm a recent grad (May2006) from a 2 yr. program. I was an LPN first for 3 yrs and then went back through the LPN to RN program. I was told it would be faster for me to go through this way since the wait list for the traditional RN program was so long in my area. I'm a single mom of 3 and put myself through school both times while working and raising my family. I don't recommend doing it that way - ugh. I just took boards and PASSED! WOOOHOOOO!!! I am soo glad that's over! I work in a very small rural hospital on their OB floor and am scared out of my mind! My LPN experience was within a clinic and MD office so this hospital nursing can be pretty frightening. Does everyone head out to their first jobs feeling so inadequate and "green"?
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to the site! Best of luck in your new job. Be sure to check out our First Year in Nursing Forum.

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f224/
  4. by   donsterRN
    :groupwelcome: We're glad you joined us!
  5. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses! Congratulations!
  6. by   suebird3
    welcome to allnurses.com! nice to meet you. congrats on passing boards, too.

    suebird
  7. by   PractikalNurse2B
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! hi i just graduated LPN program i was going for my RN i finished all my prereqs and before even taking the exam to get into the nursing program i decided to take LPN. i was told also that it would be faster this way. i just wanted to know why you dont recommend it this way.
  8. by   TiaMRN
    Hi and thanks! I didn't make myself very clear. It's the working full-time while raising a family AND being a fulltime nursing student that I don't recommend. Actually I think the LPN program was tougher than my transition/RN program. It was a lot more pressure - at least where I went to school. But I think us LPNs had an advantage over the traditional students in that we had more hands-on practical experience which seemed to make us feel alittle to alot more at ease at our clinicals. And congratulations to you for graduating the LPN program!!!

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