really excited, graduation is just around the corner. im about to apply to an rn program and hopefully i get accepted. lpn school is tough but if u stay focused you can do it. i had lots of curveballs thrown at me & plenty of times when i cryed for hours but never wanted to quit. i remember looking on this website a ittle over a year ago and thinking i cant wait to get into a nursing program
. first i went to school for medical assistant and never found a job, now its lpn and next rn, im not stopping!!! im almost 28 and even while in the 1st quarter of lpn school on the quizzes i took, i saw people score higher than me that were younger than me and in the beginning it discouraged me, i always was thinking, im older, so i should know more. but you really have to transition into thinking critically. You see only pieces of a picture and u have to put them together, it takes time. I had family members telling me- you know we arent good in math and science so don't set yourself up for failure!! i took two test and passed and then applied to lpn school 3 weeks before it started and i got in!! I struggled through a&p 1&2, and math, but i went to tutoring for all 3 classes and now im about to graduate!!!! I'm so proud of myself. Hopefully this touches someone and they reach for their goals and dreams. It's really nice hearing someone say thank you for helping them and even the patients who arent nice, i still feel like i'm making a difference in their lives
hopefully your question was asked for anyone to answer.
everyones circumstances in life are different.
as many have said, the rn program is verrryyy competetive and you really have to make the grades to be considered for 1 of the 25 spots that 300 ppl applied for. then you have some that have families and don't have the time needed to put into the rn program. there are many coming out of school for rn to no job because lack of experience. by completeing the lpn first it gets you in the door, experience, and decent wages to help support family until your ready for the next step.
there are many more factors that can be mentioned but as i stated earlier each person circumstances in life are different. we all have to do what's best for us on this journey. i'm sure many have evaluted thier chooses and will make the best decision for them.
we all will travel the same road but reach our final destination at different times.
hope this has answered some of your question. take care!
Last edit by ASPIRING2BGREAT on May 1, '12