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- by juswannabenurse Nov 21, '12My friend is starting the lvn program with me in January and she is also taking a&p 1 and microbiology at the community college! Don't you agree she's insane! She doesn't work but she does have kids and a boyfriend!
- Nov 21, '12 by missnurse01yes most likely she will have to drop both of the extra classes. It's just too time consuming!
- Nov 21, '12 by Aurora77No she's not. I took micro, phys, and algebra during the first semester of my PN program. I knew I wanted to immediately bridge to ASN so I had to get the classes out of the way. It's hard, but definitely possible.
- Nov 21, '12 by juswannabenurseQuote from Aurora77Wow now that's the definition of motivation!! Did you bridge yet?No she's not. I took micro, phys, and algebra during the first semester of my PN program. I knew I wanted to immediately bridge to ASN so I had to get the classes out of the way. It's hard, but definitely possible.
- Nov 21, '12 by sali22No. there are a lot of people doing that at my school. No pre reqs required you can take everything concurrent with your nursing classes.
- Nov 21, '12 by Quantum_LeapI squeezed in two semesters of general biology (A) and two semesters of general chemistry (C+, yeah...I know) in two and a half months, all while working 60+ hours and bowling one night a week. Anything is possible.
- Nov 21, '12 by CountryMommaI don't think that is too crazy, probably because I'm taking A&P II this semester ontop of my PN courses, and next semester I am taking Dev Psych and Pharm ontop of my PN courses. I am going straight into the ADN program after that, so I need to finish up a few courses.
Some people can swing that kind of schedule, some people can't. I don't know how people manage to balance social and school. I fail at it and become a book hermit.
- Nov 21, '12 by Aurora77I've been an RN for a year and a half now. I was able to bridge immediately, so all the stress was worth it. Looking back, I do think I was a bit crazy, but it was just for a few months.
- Nov 22, '12 by missnurse01I think it also depends on your program. Lpn programs can vary greatly esp in differences between private schools and public community college. At least I have heard there is a wide variety in the boards here and from other lpns I have met. I did not have kids but worked two jobs and alto I got all a's and b's thru my lpn program I hardly slept and never got thru all the reading. I was amazed people got thru our program with kids. They were barely scraping by. In my program people attempted to take other classes but they ended up dropping. I am all for you cam do anything you set your mind to , but I know realistically that sometimes there are not enough hours in the day. But it's awesome to attempt !
- Nov 22, '12 by akulahawkWhile it seems insane, it all boils down to whether or not your friend/classmate is going to be able to manage time well. Those extra courses can be difficult and time-consuming, but with a good time management skills, and a willingness to do it, it is something that probably can be done without too much insanity overall.
Something else to consider, is that it is very much possible that subjects covered in one course may overlap with another, and therefore reduce overall study time necessary to do well in all of the classes. That is one such example of managing time efficiently, in the face of schedule adversity.
Only your friend/classmate knows whether or not they can truly do it.