Hey out there! This is so totally not like me to post on a website but I figured this seems like a great place to start doing just that! I am 35 and an LVN while currently going to school for my ADN. Well, I say that anyway. I will have to wait and see how my next test goes to determine if I can remain in the program.
I have NEVER done this bad in school! 71 and a 60 so far. Our program starts at a 78 for passing, so...I am way off of that! I went in and spoke w/ the instructor today and she gave me some advice to study more of the pathophysiology of the diseases, I seem to be a little weak in that area. I know I get test anxiety too, plus I always read too much into things and make them harder than they are. I am having a hard time w/critical thinking and my instructor said that is a hard area for LVN's because we weren't taught to approach the patient in that way, we are more "hands on". She's right... Not to mention that I have done pediatric private duty for the same patient for the past 5 yrs. (LVN/"Glorified Nanny"). Anyway, I need some extra prayers for confidence and the ability to retain and relate critical thinking!!!