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    Ok I'm looking into starting LPN school in 2014 so what I was wondering is should I start taking some of the non nursing classes before starting LPN school or no??
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    I think that would be a good idea so you are not overwhelmed. In my last semester of my LPN-RN bridge program our instructors told us not to have any other non nursing classes left or work full time for this final semster because it is intense. And you know what...I took my final 3 non nursing classes in the summer. I am glad I did because they were right, the last semester was tons of papers, care plans, 20 page case studies, way more clinical hours- the whole 9 yards! It would have been very difficult to balance it all and still do well in clinical and theory in my nursing class. But I finished with a 3.7 GPA and I worked full time throughout the whole program! But needless to say, I didnt have a social life either. But my husband was very supportive so that helped alot.
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    that sounds like a really good idea!!!!
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    Thank you so much Ella26 and congrats on all that you have accomplished
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    Quote from kikkidee6
    Ok I'm looking into starting LPN school in 2014 so what I was wondering is should I start taking some of the non nursing classes before starting LPN school or no??
    Thanks, and good luck on your nursing school journey.
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    Quote from kikkidee6
    Ok I'm looking into starting LPN school in 2014 so what I was wondering is should I start taking some of the non nursing classes before starting LPN school or no??

    That is a very good idea especially if you plan on bridging over to RN. I also believe that taking your prereqs will help you in nursing school as well (from my personal experience). Get as many of your classes out of the way so that you won't have that many when it comes time for RN schooling good luck
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    Quote from kikkidee6
    Ok I'm looking into starting LPN school in 2014 so what I was wondering is should I start taking some of the non nursing classes before starting LPN school or no??
    If you plan on taking "non-nursing classes" aka nursing prerequisites/core requirements then you can do that...EXCEPT, you need to take into considering how long you may be out of school post LPN school. Most courses have a ten year window, with sciences having a 5 year window, unless you get a associates degree. That was my saving grave when I went to RN school...I was a LPN who had an associates degree, so I did not have to do any classes over. If anything, I challenged a few classes to boost two science grades, and had 2 other core requirements when I was done with my nursing courses, and studied lightly and make it like a third class so I could be prepared for the NCLEX-RN.

    I thought I was going back to school in two years...in ended up being 5 years due to life's turns and JUST graduated. I suggest looking into what RN programs you are interested in, also keep in mind that programs change as well, and look into the required courses. I looked at five colleges that I was interested in and they had similar course requirements. I ended up choosing the program that took my LPN as five credits, and I am satisfied with my education I got.

    If you make a decision to take required courses, when you graduate school, plan you take enough courses to get an associates or just bridge over...I'm not sure what area you are from, but I suggest that you research and find the best options for you, just make sure that the schools are NLNAC and AACN certified. Good luck!


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