Hello everyone...This is my first post, so I hope I'm going about it the right way. Here's a little bit about me. A year and a half ago, I was enrolled in an Lpn program. My grades were excellent, but the clinicals intimidated me. I was great with the patients, but I guess you could say I was a sissy. I feared doing invasive procedures, such as caths. I now know that many of you also had fears, but you pushed through and conquered them. I finished the first level of the lpn program successfully, but then, regretfully, I withdrew. I was relieved at first....no more strict rules; no more tests; no more nervous days at the hospital. Gradually, I realized that I actually missed school...I missed the challenge of learning. It was too late, though. I had allowed my fears to win...like I always had. I would dream that I was back in school, working toward my goal of becoming an lpn. Then I would wake up and come back to reality. I quit school and I knew I had made a big mistake...Well, a few months ago I decided to pursue my dream once again. I have been accepted into an lpn program and this time I will finish it successfully...I have a new attitude. I know that I will be as busy as a bee during the year long program, but I will face my fears and with God's help, I will persevere. I didn't discover Allnurses until after I had already withdrew from school. If I would have, maybe I would have hung in there...I now know that I'm not alone in my fears. I will be 50 years old when I graduate, but better late than never, I guess!