Hi y'all!!

  1. A little background. I was married in '99 and in lost my job the beginning of December '02. Due to my late husband's declining health, I haven't worked in the corporate world since. He passed away in '04 from a Military connected disability and I receive a 'widows' pension from it. My father passed away 23 days later, I saw him take his last breath.

    I REALLY want to reach my lifelong dream of being a 'care-giver'.

    On Nov 22, I got my letter. I know a lot of you guys are or are going for RN, but LPN is fine with me for now. I got the mail, saw the return address was from the school and 'ripped' into that sucker like there was no tomorrow. I read "... happy to inform you...", and threw it in the backseat, jumped out and started doing the HALLELUJAH dance. It's a good thing we live in the country or I might have gotten some pretty strange looks. (grin)

    My class actually starts 1/8 at 8:00am. I can hardly wait. I mean, my mind was going in so many different directions on the way home from town, I started getting a headache.

    Can you guys help me by suggesting the non-textbook items I should
    get?:spin:

    Thanks for any and all suggestins.

    Sincerely,

    Mollie
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Daytonite
    hi, mollie!

    congratulations on starting lpn school! you should check out the nursing student forums on allnurses: http://allnurses.com/forums/f196/. one of them, i can't recall which one, has a thread with a sticky on it (that means that it always appears at the very top of all the other threads) that has to do with things you need to have for school. i'm guessing that it's the general nursing student discussion forum, but i could be wrong. you should check out these forums anyway because there are lots of weblinks in many of those threads with stickys on them that you are probably going to find very helpful to you as a student. make sure you have a place where you can study comfortably. my own personal recommendation is that everyone should have a bookbag with wheels. i say this since i now have a bad back after years as a nurse. nursing textbooks are heavy! heavy lifting is not something that any nurses should be doing anymore. i just recently completed a research paper on no-lift laws for healthcare personnel. good luck with school. hope to see you on the student forums!
    welcome to allnurses!
  4. by   nurseangel47
    Hi and welcome! I am so happy for you! Congratulations on being selected for the LPN program! Happy dance, indeed! Good luck!
  5. by   Tweety
    Congratulations. Welcome to Allnurses. I hope you find the site helpful.

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