Hi, new here, started LPN school two weeks ago

  1. I am a 28 year old mother of two girls Alyssa 4 and Kurstin 1 and a loving husband of three years on the 28th of this month. I started LPN School here in Ohio. It is still quite overwhelming. I'm still trying to figure out good ways to study and keep the required readings up to date plus the homework and projects. We have our first test in Introduction to the Disease Process this coming Monday and I'm nervous, I don't know what to expect except they are multiple choice and I'm really needing a way to study that I can retain the information. I graduate June 11th, so, I'm praying I will make it that far. How do you all do it, I mean find time to study and keep the house up? I have a one year old that every time I sit down to study she climbs up my legs trying to get on my lap crying and screaming. Every single time. Then if I get her away from me then my 4 year old is screaming at Kurstin and yelling MOMMY, she's doing something. I need advice and tips.
    Katina
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  3. by   FroggysMom
    Quote from osbork7815
    I am a 28 year old mother of two girls Alyssa 4 and Kurstin 1 and a loving husband of three years on the 28th of this month. I started LPN School here in Ohio. It is still quite overwhelming. I'm still trying to figure out good ways to study and keep the required readings up to date plus the homework and projects. We have our first test in Introduction to the Disease Process this coming Monday and I'm nervous, I don't know what to expect except they are multiple choice and I'm really needing a way to study that I can retain the information. I graduate June 11th, so, I'm praying I will make it that far. How do you all do it, I mean find time to study and keep the house up? I have a one year old that every time I sit down to study she climbs up my legs trying to get on my lap crying and screaming. Every single time. Then if I get her away from me then my 4 year old is screaming at Kurstin and yelling MOMMY, she's doing something. I need advice and tips.
    Katina

    I guess I was luckier than you in that my son was 9 when I started in nursing school. Its a bit easier to reason with a 9 year old than a 1 and 4 year old.

    Do you have family or a neighbor that can help take the kids while you set aside study time each evening, or can your husband take them out for dinner or otherwise occupy them? Can you study after they are in bed, or move their bedtime forward some for the time you will be in school? Seems to me the only way you will be able to deal with the required studies is to at least for a time, separate yourself from your children for at least a short time. At age 1 and 4 you won't be able to reason with them about why you need the time to yourself. I hope you have set aside an area in your home where you can study - NOT on in the livingroom on the couch for instance. That helped me quite a bit. My son knew that when mommy was at the desk, he should not bother her except for something VERY important. (once in a while his version of "very important" and mine differed, but for those few and far between interruptions it worked out pretty good!)

    Good luck to you! You can do it! Believe me, if I made it through, so can you. And welcome to the board!

  4. by   sirI
    Quote from osbork7815
    I am a 28 year old mother of two girls Alyssa 4 and Kurstin 1 and a loving husband of three years on the 28th of this month. I started LPN School here in Ohio. It is still quite overwhelming. I'm still trying to figure out good ways to study and keep the required readings up to date plus the homework and projects. We have our first test in Introduction to the Disease Process this coming Monday and I'm nervous, I don't know what to expect except they are multiple choice and I'm really needing a way to study that I can retain the information. I graduate June 11th, so, I'm praying I will make it that far. How do you all do it, I mean find time to study and keep the house up? I have a one year old that every time I sit down to study she climbs up my legs trying to get on my lap crying and screaming. Every single time. Then if I get her away from me then my 4 year old is screaming at Kurstin and yelling MOMMY, she's doing something. I need advice and tips.
    Katina
    Hello and Welcome to Allnurses.com

    Good luck in school. Stay here for great advice.
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Hello and welcome to the wonderful family of allnurses.com. Enjoy your stay, and best of luck to you.
  6. by   Thunderwolf
    Welcome to Allnurses!!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   LEL
    Hi and good luck in nursing school. I am from Ohio also. Where are you going to school? Let me know if I can be of any help.

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