LPN students, were you able to continue taking BSN pre-requisites

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    I am crossing my fingers that I will get into the LPN class that starts in September, and have a question...
    Will I have time/energy/brain power left to continue taking my pre-requisites for the BSN program?

    Yes/no
    been there, done that?
  2. 8 Comments so far...

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    I doubt it My program was intense. I had a full schedule of classes as well as clinicals. Very little time left over after doing the required reading, studying for tests, clinical paperwork etc. I doubt I could have added in an additional class.
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    I might have in my first semester, but after that it has gotten so intense that there is no way. I was going to try, but am really glad I didn't because I barely have time to complete all of my assignments and study for tests. I even had to cut back a day at work to make sure I could study enough. I say probably not, but if you don't work at all and don't have lots of social demands then maybe you could do some.
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    I barely have time to sleep.
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    Mine is an 18 month program (If I am lucky enough to get in) the first 9 months we only go every other day. I hope to continue with a few online classes, so I can crank out all the pre-requisites my goal is my BSN. I know that the second 9 months are insanely intense and I will be lucky to remember to shower, so there is no way I could take any then.
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    I had 8 classes my first semester including clinical half way through...I had no time/energy/brain power for anything else...I know that some people have kids and work during school, I don't know how they do it, they are heroes to me...but I definitely wouldn't even think about taking on extra work, LPN school is stressful and draining enough!
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    I'm 12 months into an 18 month program. There is no way for me to have been able to take other classes. However, I also work full time and I am a widowed mom of 2 so my circumstances are probably quite different than yours.

    Even with not going to school everyday, there is still a ton of work to be done in an LPN program. The reading, assignments, exams every week, clinicals, lab time...all of it still ends up taking a lot of time.
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    I will be completing the first 10 months with my husband deployed and three kids at home. Maybe doing extra classes will have to wait for the summer break. *IF* I get into the school. Still waiting to hear.
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    Depends on the person, but it can be done. I was in a 12 month LPN program and simultaneously working full time on my Bachelor of business degree. It was hard, but I made it work.


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