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I missed the cut to enter this fall in the LPN Program (top of list for next fall '06) They are offering Patient Care Technician (nurse assistant, EKG, Phlobotomy) which concludes May '06. I'd appreciate any and all advice... Read More


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    I think you should take the phlebotomy class. From my own experience I wish I had taken the class because I was not tought how to draw blood, and In most clinical settings such as the hospital they have lab techs to do that so I didn't get any experience on drawing blood. Now that I am an LPN it's something I'm learning how to do on my own.
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    I missed the cut to enter this fall in the LPN Program (top of list for next fall '06) They are offering Patient Care Technician (nurse assistant, EKG, Phlobotomy) which concludes May '06. I'd appreciate any and all advice pros/cons on this subject. Should I invest the time and money? Will the knowledge I gain help me as a LPN? Have any you taken this program or any others before becoming a LPN? As you can see I have many questions so don't hesitate to elaborate further. Also, I have been out of school 25+ years, I will more than likley be the oldest in the class. Thanks.
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    What do age have to do with nursing? Abraham was old and he is the father of all nations and that is in the bible . So if Abraham and Sarah did it you know you can with God's help.

    Take the class to gain experience in the nursing field. While taking the class talk to some of the instructors about your goals. Maybe they can talk to someone in nursing and put you on an alternate list if someone do not attend the next LPN class.

    Remember God do everything for a reason.

    fftopic: I have a bachelor's degree and can not afford the RN program.
    The LPN will give me less class time to be a nurse vs the two year RN. Once I start working I will have experience and more money to pay for the RN program. God may send a hospital that will pay for my RN.

    God will take care of you.

    Keep your head up,

    moon30
    Last edit by moon30 on Aug 6, '05
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    Hello,
    I am a older student myself (39), going into the LPN program this fall(05).
    I Have work as a CNA the past three years and have obtain a great deal of knowledge of the healthfield. I do command you for staying focus on ur goals of becoming a LPN. Most programs here in the great state of Illinois required that you have or are a CNA first. Well good luck to you in your endeavors.

    Mr. Illinois





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    I missed the cut to enter this fall in the LPN Program (top of list for next fall '06) They are offering Patient Care Technician (nurse assistant, EKG, Phlobotomy) which concludes May '06. I'd appreciate any and all advice pros/cons on this subject. Should I invest the time and money? Will the knowledge I gain help me as a LPN? Have any you taken this program or any others before becoming a LPN? As you can see I have many questions so don't hesitate to elaborate further. Also, I have been out of school 25+ years, I will more than likley be the oldest in the class. Thanks.
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    Quote from xyz
    I missed the cut to enter this fall in the LPN Program (top of list for next fall '06) They are offering Patient Care Technician (nurse assistant, EKG, Phlobotomy) which concludes May '06. I'd appreciate any and all advice pros/cons on this subject. Should I invest the time and money? Will the knowledge I gain help me as a LPN? Have any you taken this program or any others before becoming a LPN? As you can see I have many questions so don't hesitate to elaborate further. Also, I have been out of school 25+ years, I will more than likley be the oldest in the class. Thanks.
    Education is never wasted. Take the class and don't lose sight of your goals!

    Laura
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    Yes, I would suggest that you take the PCT class. Also, why don't you look into applying for an RN program?

    Kris


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