Hi, I'm hoping to start LVN classes in Spring '06

  1. Hi, I take the Accuplacer test next week for entrance to the 12 month program at one of our community colleges. I'm nervous about the math! I'm 36 years old, two small children, married...I'm taking the plunge and finally going back to school, I decided on nursing after the birth of my first child 4 years ago but never had time to go back.

    Tell me, is the Accuplacer really hard? How tough will this year of LVN school be for me, I have to work but want to do part-time only. Does anyone out there work while going to LVN school, have kids and a household to take care of?
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  3. by   Thunderwolf
    Moving thread to the LPN/LVN Corner Forum for better visibility and member feedback.
    Please welcome, angelasantx.
  4. by   AmyMarie
    :selfbonk: I took the NET test when I applied at my practical nursing class at our local technology center. We took the math first it wasn't to bad it started our really simple math , adding, subtracting , ect. the it gets harder as it went along. A GED study guide will help you alot. We had 60 math questions and 60 minutes to finish it. Then it was time for the Reading, it was nothing like I thought. We had a long paragraph and then about 5 questions about the paragragh but the bad thing is we only had 30 minutes to answer the 33 questions. So for a little FYI we had to read the questions and find the answer in the paragragh b/c you really didn't have time to read it all. I am not sure it will be the same as yours but it will probably be similar. Hope this helps you some.
  5. by   wannabeenurse
    Hi, I just received my acceptance letter this week to start in Feb. 06. I'm 37 , working and with 1 child. The math wasn't nearly as bad as what I had expected.

    I am a spiritial person and before the test and even now as I will be leaving a job that I have been at for 15 yrs. to pursue nursing I keep think ing of this scripture .

    I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.
    Philippians 4:13

    Best of luck
  6. by   flwannaB
    Congrats on getting excepted. I am 38 with 2 children and quit my job of 7 years. It was very scarry but I truly believe that I am being led by the Lord in that direction. My math is the worst but I passed the test. I am starting school on Monday. Prayer has brought me through this entire wait. Faith can move mountains.
    Quote from wannabeenurse
    Hi, I just received my acceptance letter this week to start in Feb. 06. I'm 37 , working and with 1 child. The math wasn't nearly as bad as what I had expected.

    I am a spiritial person and before the test and even now as I will be leaving a job that I have been at for 15 yrs. to pursue nursing I keep think ing of this scripture .

    I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me.
    Philippians 4:13

    Best of luck
  7. by   angelasantx
    Thanks everyone for the great advice and I love the scripture! I'm a spiritual person myself so this should help me get through the exam. I'm also really glad to hear that I'm not the only one starting nursing in their 30's, I'm quitting my job too and I tell ya, I've gotten so scared about the changes I'm going to be making, the money I'm going to be losing....but overall, I'm so happy I've made my decision.

    Thanks again and I'll be letting you know if I passed!
  8. by   NursingOnMyMind
    My advisor suggested me to not work and go to LVN school if possible, she said ti a very fasted pass corse study and she does not suggest it. I took the accuplacer and passed everything with 90 and above except the math I ahve failed it twice now. It very difficult, Im studying day and night for this test. Good luck, Crystal in SATX
  9. by   wannabeenurse
    I'm quiting my job to go back to school, I also heard that there was alot of book work, like 2-4hrs every night?? Thanks for the info. I knew that when i decided to do this that i wanted to be able to give it 100% so a job would not have worked for me. I thank God every day that I have a great husband that is fully supporting me with this decision.

    Take care! God Bless.
  10. by   kayleo22
    I just finished school and took my nclex on Jan 12th and just found out that I passed. I am 40 years old with 3 children, well really 4 children including my husband, (ha-ha), but I wanted to wait until my children were older to go back to school and it was my time and I did it. I am not going to lie and say it was easy, because it wasn't at times, studying for test, go to clinicals and then going to work on the weekend and still cooking and cleaning everyday. But if this is what you really want like I did you can do it, as far as the test goes it wasn't that bad, I thought being out of school so long that I would look like a fool but it wasn't to bad. Well good luck and don't give up if this is what you want, it will benefit you and your family in the long run.

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