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This is a discussion on Hi! Interested in becoming an LPN. in LPN / LVN Nursing Student, part of Nursing Student ... Hello everyone! I'm currently a senior at a high school. I haven't decided on what career to...by ryanx3 Jan 12Hello everyone! I'm currently a senior at a high school. I haven't decided on what career to pursue. I narrow my choices down to nursing and social work. My passion is to help individuals,and be able to make a difference in their lives. How hard is LPN school? I'm a little afraid that I won't be able to handle the workload, and be stressed out tremendously. Math is just not my subject, I'm having trouble just trying to comprehend basic algebra, nursing requires a bit of math. Additionally, I'm not great at science either. I'm torn between the two. Any suggestions?
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- Jan 12 by ryanx3oh, I am male and gay. I would prob face challenges and criticism along the way.
- Jan 12 by NurseGuyBriHey Ryan. I'll tell you- coming from being a male and also gay, you should decide what you want to do regardless of whether or not it will be include challenges and criticism. I have been through nursing school twice- as a CNA becoming an LPN and an LPN becoming an RN. In both instances, we all were so consumed with helping each other achieve success no one cared if I was gay or not. I made **LIFE LONG** friends in nursing school as I suspect you will too. Math is minimal- you'll learn how to convert weights, calculate doses, and if you can add and subtract, multiply and divide, you will do great!
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- Jan 12 by NurseGuyBriOH - and I received my first bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Science- so I have a little background there too (I still ended up in nursing, lol)... - BRIAN
- Jan 12 by pookypBeen in my program for a month. Hate math like you don't know what. It's basic math. I'm shocked that I'm getting it. You'll be fine.
- Jan 12 by ryanx3Quote from NurseGuyBriWhat made u switch to nursing ?OH - and I received my first bachelor's degree in Psychology and Social Science- so I have a little background there too (I still ended up in nursing, lol)... - BRIAN
- Jan 13 by NurseGuyBriHonestly, Money. I already knew I enjoyed being around people and helping people, but there wasn't enough $$ in Psych or social science around here. I met my current boyfriend (5 years now) who was in nursing school and I followed suit. He's now in a Health Administration program (wants out of nursing), and I am now an RN and Nursing Director. I NEVER thought I'd love nursing this much, and every day I'm thankful for the change. I'm also *very* glad I became an LPN first. The experience of the ranks is invaluable.
In Psych/ social sciences, for me (personal opinion) there is no real evidence of the "good" that you do. Also, it's a repetitive job. In nursing, the gratification is immediate and it's different every day. Your patient improves, smiles, thanks you, etc. Now, dont get me wrong- many patients yell, scream, and throw stuff at you. Yeah, even poop. But- in the end you know that you're there for a reason, and the end result at the end of every day is the same- I have helped, whether they know it or not.