anybody went through 12-month evening LPN program?

  1. I'm looking at one LPN program. It's 12-month, M-F, 6-10. I hope I can keep my full-time day job this way.

    I finish almost all-prereqs for Rn program, including A&PI, II, Chmiesty I, II, Micribiology, ENG, SOC, PSY, etc. Since Rn program I apply for will be two years anyway, starting in Sept. If I go to this LPN program starting in March, then apply LPN-RN, it takes together two years to get RN.

    Just curious anybody go through program like this? It is very intense? Is it possible to keep a full-time job at the same time?
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  3. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from mmr2
    I'm looking at one LPN program. It's 12-month, M-F, 6-10. I hope I can keep my full-time day job this way.

    I finish almost all-prereqs for Rn program, including A&PI, II, Chmiesty I, II, Micribiology, ENG, SOC, PSY, etc. Since Rn program I apply for will be two years anyway, starting in Sept. If I go to this LPN program starting in March, then apply LPN-RN, it takes together two years to get RN.

    Just curious anybody go through program like this? It is very intense? Is it possible to keep a full-time job at the same time?
    I think that all nursing programs are intense....LPN and RN. It may be a challenge to work fulltime and go to school because they give you a great deal of work to know and also, there are many skills to practice. Ask them if their lab is open on the weekends to practice skills. Throughout this year, you will have to practice foley insertion, IV skills, injections, dressings with sterile technique and other things, and just seeing it done once may not be enough. But, it is doable, and bottom line is that a year from now, it will be over. If you don't have children or a spouse, that may be a plus, so that the distractions may be less.
  4. by   mmr2
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    I think that all nursing programs are intense....LPN and RN. It may be a challenge to work fulltime and go to school because they give you a great deal of work to know and also, there are many skills to practice. Ask them if their lab is open on the weekends to practice skills. Throughout this year, you will have to practice foley insertion, IV skills, injections, dressings with sterile technique and other things, and just seeing it done once may not be enough. But, it is doable, and bottom line is that a year from now, it will be over. If you don't have children or a spouse, that may be a plus, so that the distractions may be less.
    thanks for encourgement. I believe it could be done. I just need to concentrate on studying.
  5. by   Darlene K.
    I did it. Not much time for sleep or fun - but it can be done. Question, if you have completed all of your prereq for your RN, why not just go for it? It sounds like you could have your RN in about the same amount of time you would need for your LPN. Good luck either way!
  6. by   nursingis4me
    Hello to everyone ,
    I am a M.A. with +18yrs experience but would love to attend a full-time evening LPN program in the Philadelphia, PA or surrounding area. The only LPN program (fully accrediated by the NLN & other governing boards ) with evening hours that I've found is only part-time -even so, their next class won't admit until 2008/2009. Exactly where is this LPN program with the FULL-TIME EVENING HOURS that mmr2 talked of in the original post? Does anyone know of any schools in my area that would meet this same criteria? Any help is greatly appreciated.:spin:
  7. by   maddiesmommy
    I wish there was an LPN program with those evening hours around here. The only one I can find is during the day, full-time, and because of that, I'm having to wait 3 yrs before I can even begin, because I have a little one and babysit during the week. But at least I know, that they do exist! LOL! Maybe I will keep looking around and see if I can find a school with a night program.
  8. by   jlhayes
    I did try to work while doing my LPN, it was pretty intense & ended up having to quit my job, I did graduate though & only have 6 classes until my RN. Hang in there, but don't let yourself get too burned out- I have seem that many times.
    Good Luck-you CAN do it!!

    Jenny
  9. by   CT Pixie
    All the LPN programs here (in CT) that do have night programs are part time. My school offers on from 5-10pm M-F for 22 months as opposed to the day program I attend M-F 8a-2:20p for 15 months. I might be wrong but the majority of night LPN courses are part time.
  10. by   jlhayes
    !/2 time is ok too, if that fits your life style. I took clases from 3 different colleges to get into my program because of the waiting lists. If your children are younger, that may be the way to go. I just wanted it done so I could start working & get my Rn asap (not getting anyyounger
    Good lick to you!!!!
  11. by   gentlegiver
    I went thu a 10 month evening program, working full time and raising 2 daughters alone. It can be done! But forget having any type of life while doing it!
  12. by   kat7ap
    I wish my nursing school days were that short.... Mine was 8-4 M-F for 12 mo staight, and it's hard to imagine cramming that much info into less hours. Of course clinicals were different hours than lecture just depending on the quarter. Examples of my clinical times were 6-2, 2-10, and 11-7. Those hours for your school sound great, just be sure to ask what the clinical hours are too. Good Luck!
  13. by   scoobydoo32
    hi i currently attend lpn program which is 10 mos and o love it i only wotk part tome because of the hours of school which is m-f 8am-3pm. i graduate in 9 weeks. good luck just remember to study and you will have no life other than school and workumpiron:
  14. by   CHATSDALE
    in louisiana there is a minimum number of hours required for nursses courses including lpn i don't see how you could get these in at 4 hours a day
    if you can do it, go for it , good luck

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