I finally got my acceptance letter in the mail. I thought I would be more excited actually. I was at first but now I have officially recognized that my life from here on out will never be the same, that can be good or that can be bad! I am just beginning my journey of becoming a nurse. I took this route ( LPN first then RN) because I can get nursing experience sooner and with me having to work FT, I was able to get into the LPN program much faster than the RN program. Once I graduate next year as an LPN ( if I survive!!!!) I will only have 6 classes left before I can apply to my school's LPN-RN bridge program. The bridge program is only 3 semesters rather than the 4 for RN's going straight through. I can't wait to get to that point. Now, my question is, now what? What should I expect now that I have made it into the LPN program? I know I have to get a background check and they recommend that we get a dosage and calculations book to go over that prior to starting ( I know LPN's typically don't do IV drip rates but my school requires that we do) . All of this I know based on the website the school has for LPN students, we don't have orientation to go over everything until 11/21. I'd just like to prepare sooner rather than later. Class starts 1/13/14. Where can I start for a background check instead of waiting until orientation? Any advice thus far for me?