I have not posted on AN in a long time. For those pursuing nursing, I just want to say keep at it whether your in the program or doing pre reqs. I struggled for several years trying to get into nursing school
and I am soon to finish my first quarter of an LPN program. I wanted the RN program, but since I have no healthcare experience it is at least a start. I plan to work in either the hospital as a tech or a LTC facility once I pass my Fundamentals class. I will say that nursing school is a different learning experience then when I did my pre reqs. I am feeling confident that I will make it through the program and pass my NCLEX. I have noticed with exams in nursing school they allow you to develop or improve critical thinking. There is an excessive amount of material covered in lecture and lab/clinicals. It's a great feeling to know I can apply what I learn in class to real life situations. We have a teaching project due in 2 weeks and I already feel confident about delivering my presentation. Yes nursing school challenging at times but my instructor always tells us if you want something bad enough you will stop at nothing from reaching your desired goals. The key for lab/clinicals is practice every chance you get and you will get better and the key to lecture material is study and review PowerPoints, textbook material, practice doing NCLEX type questions as often as you can. I just wanted anyone devoted to getting into nursing school or those already in nursing school with struggles keep going!
Nov 19, '17
Sorry , for the confusion I meant my classes are 12 weeks long so I have 5 quarters which my program is 15 months. I will be in the second quarter January 2nd it ends in April. I am expected to graduate in May of 2019. My quarters are 12 weeks. Our school don't do semesters so for every 12 week quarter we are in lab the first 6 weeks practicing skills then we go out to the nursing facilities such as the hospital or long-term care facilities the last 6 weeks of the quarter.I hope this cleared it up for you.
Last edit by Marieh on Nov 19, '17