I did the same as you. Kids first and then finally at 28 I was accepted into an LVN program. I agree with nurseholly421. Get in there and don't be afraid to get your hands dirty, learn as much as you can in clinicals it helps you to make some since out of the theory. But that really won't make complete since until you have worked for a while, but don't let that deter you. One day when you are taking care of a patient you will say to yourself "Okay, now I understand the theory behind...." and you will fill in the blank.
And yes you may have 2 tests or more in a day. But don't stress about them. I found that buying the study guides that most texts have were a BIG help. In my program a lot of the questions came from the study guides. Also if you are having difficulty in a subject, most schools have tutors available that are free of charge to you, you can check that out at the student services center at the school you will be attending.
Another important thing to remember is that even though you will be studying what seems like all of the time, you have to take some time out for your family. I am fortunate in that my husband has always been very supportive of my wanting to pursue my dreams. But I always remember that I have to take at least one day a month where I don't study (at least during the day)and just spend time with my husband and kids.
I have now been an LVN for almost 9 years and in June I will be graduating from an ADN program and it has all been worth the effort and struggles. And all of the rewards are worth it. I have laughed
, and prayed:angel2: with many patients in my short career, I have always loved my career choice and look forward to more responsibility in caring for my patients and providing the best care I can to each and every one of them.
One more tidbit of advice, laugh alot, it helps to have a good sense of humor in the nursing field.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU, A FUTURE NURSE.
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