Tomorrow Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life

  1. Hello, all.

    I've been reading this board off and on for a while now, but just finally registered today because...

    Because I finally did it! Tomorrow (Jan 3, 2005) I start school to be an LPN (at 43!).

    Nervous? Yes. Scared? Yes. Excited? That too! I'm actually more concerned about the clinicals than classroom parts... Anyone have any guidance on that part? (Clinicals start 6 weeks into the program.)

    On a lighter note, the LPNs in my family (aunt and stepmother) both gave me highlighters for Christmas -- my aunt included a note "You'll need these, trust me!" -- I'm going to have some very colorful text books...)
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   Brian
    congrats! and good lcuk with your your education!! welcome to allnruses , i'm glad you finally registered and posted! i hope you find the forums a great resource during school!

    i'm sure you already know about these forums, but just in case, here are the links:
    lpn corner
    nursing student forums

    general nursing student discussion

    have a great new year!
  4. by   Chel
    Scared and excited was pretty much how I felt too. Just take one day at a time and READ, READ, READ. Your family is right...the highlighters save a lot of time on note-taking on a lot of things. As for clinicals: Be professional. Look professional (had a couple in my class that looked like they slept in their uniforms). When it comes to doing procedures, there's an instructor right beside you. You'll be fine.
  5. by   Rep
    Hello and welcome to allnurses! Congrats!
  6. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Dallas bound? Are you here yet or on your way?

    in any case, good luck in school and welcome to allnurses!
  7. by   Thunderwolf
    Highlighters make the school books fun...funnier...funniest . Makes it easier to study too.
    Welcome to allnurses!!! You will find lots of support, feedback, and friendships. Allnurses is the best kept secret for us nurses. Spread the word. Become an active member. Look forward to reading your posts!
  8. by   Chaya
    Good luck to you! I started school at 47 and never looked back!

    Since you mentioned highlighters...use them judiciously; only the most important words, phrases, concepts should jump out at you. Even so, I burned through my highlighters by the dozen and found them truly indispensable. Ironically, once I'd graduated and started working, the nurses used a highlighter to discontinue a med order- so a "yellowed-out" order eventually became invisible to my eye!
  9. by   Dallas_bound_06
    Quote from chris_at_lucas_RN
    Dallas bound? Are you here yet or on your way?

    in any case, good luck in school and welcome to allnurses!

    I'm in PA, planning/hoping to move to Dallas when I'm done with school and boards and so on (hence the 06).

    Survived orientation, came home with 7 books (4 more coming later in the year) a killer itinerary (10 tests this month and daily quizzes), and a bag of supplies to get familiar with. Read 4 chapters for discussion tomorrow and started making flash cards to study with (HINT: invest in index cards.. invest a LOT in index cards...)

    This next year IS survivable, right?

    At any rate, thanks for the welcome everyone!
  10. by   d056662
    good luck...........this will be the most self-satisfaction, rewarding field field you could had ever adventure in to.....
  11. by   d056662
    can anyone respond to my question.....I just joind 20 minutes ago...........
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Welcome to All Nurses
  13. by   Ari RN
    Welcome to the All Nurses Family!

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