How hard is LPN school? - page 2

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I am interested in becoming a nurse. Because of finanical obligations, I just can't stop working, and go back to school. In my area there are several options (MSN, BSN, RN, LPN ) all require day time full time study, and can be... Read More


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    I just finished LPN in July of 2007, I worked full time and went to school full time and I made it! I am not gonna say it was a easy road to travel thou! You will have NO life and its alot of dedication but if you set your mind to it, you can achieve!
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    hi there. I'm currently in an LPN progarm at my high school. I say it's A LOT OF HARD WORK. I have almost no social life and it's very time consuming. I study at least 4 hours a day ( if I'm lucky, I have three other high school classes), keep up with the LPN program plus my high school classes is hard work. Don't get me wrong, I love nursing with a passion and even though it can be stressful at times, I know that I can do it. Also, don't forget about clincials, which you have to be there for. And I'm sure all LPN programs have a strict policy about being absent. I can't be absent more than 5 times! As for your being a teacher, I honestly don't think that you will have the time to didicate to nursing and teach at the same time. It will be stressful. Additionally, you have a lot of papers to grade and I'm sure that will keep you up. Also studying takes up most of the time. If you want to go for nursing and it is truely you're passion, then go for it. I just wanted to let you know what you're in for. I wish you good luck and I know you'll make the right choice. :spin::spin::spin:
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    Well I am an LPN student and I began in May 2007 and will graduate July 2008. It really depends on the person with how hard the program really is. For starters, I am a 26 year old mother of 2. My son is 4 and my daughter is 3. I work part-time (20-25 hours) weekly in a hospital in my area. At the begininning I found it very difficult with A&P and Pharmacology, but as the program continues I find that everything is beginning to sink in and come together. I have many many people who support me and I made up my mind that I do not have a choice to complete school or follow my dream but I believe it is a necessity for me to continue to accomplish the goals I have set for myself. I am in Med/Surg I right now and will begin Med/Surg II on Jan 11, 2008. Believe me if you set your mind to doing it you will complete it successfully. You just have to believe you can do and DO IT!! Good luck to you either way! Oh yeah and it is a little costly and you do lose some sleep and study alot, but nothing in life is without struggle because the end result is much more than you could imagine.
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    I am not in LPN school yet, but i have been warned by two other LPNs at my work and they said that it is very intense. One worked fulltime and went to school partime, she said there was no way she could have done both full time. The other one told me that He has heard that next to a Doctor program, this was almost as intense, because of the amount of time you have to learn it all.
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    Quote from NurseKristi
    I just finished LPN in July of 2007, I worked full time and went to school full time and I made it! I am not gonna say it was a easy road to travel thou! You will have NO life and its alot of dedication but if you set your mind to it, you can achieve!
    Thanks for the info...I am searching for a LPN/LVN school in my area

    (TX) and I did speak to one of my high school classmates and she said it was harder for LPN vs. RN school.
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    has anyone had experience with New Community LPN program in Newark, NJ
    txs:spin:
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    I just graduated in December and passed boards last Saturday, so I'm a brand new LPN!

    My school was a solid year w/o time off - 1 pm - 8:30 pm - four days a week, until the second month or so, when we started bi-weekly 12 hour clinicals. Our clinicals were as far as 30 miles away and started as early as 5:45 A.M, and ended as late as 7 PM.

    We had as many as 4 exams per week, and projects every block, plus constant skill check-offs.

    It was pretty hard. The majority of my class didn't make it. We started with 26 and ended with 9, most failed Pharmacology and Psyche.

    It's the combination of the classtime, studytime and clinical-time that makes nursing school so difficult. You have no life.

    So while going to school in the evenings sounds reasonable, when do you do clinicals?
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    I too am in your situation. I need to work full-time, but would love to pursue a part-time LVN program. Which programs in the Bay Area did you find? How "part-time" are they? 5 nights a week? I believe that many part-time programs must make it managable to the those who need to work.

    S.:icon_roll
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    Hi i would like to get an advice from you...I just took CNA class and i pass now i just graduate from high school im planning to get a LVN course. I got a scholarship in a community college but it will take 2 to 4 years for completing that course. Im deciding to transfer in private school for 12 months...So i am anxious to know if its hard to study the things about LVN program like Anatomy,Physialogy..was it hard? and you think its worth it to loan a big money to get LVN program? Please respond i really really need an advice right now...
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    Hi i would like to get an advice from you...I just took CNA class and i pass now i just graduate from high school im planning to get a LVN course. I got a scholarship in a community college but it will take 2 to 4 years for completing that course. Im deciding to transfer in private school for 12 months...So i am anxious to know if its hard to study the things about LVN program like Anatomy,Physialogy..was it hard? and you think its worth it to loan a big money to get LVN program? Please respond i really really need an advice right now...


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