New to the Forum, Just accepted into LPN program - page 2

by drewfus88

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I have been on this forum for quite a while now to use it as a resource or to just read other peoples posts. I just got accepted into a nursing school in St. Louis and will be getting my LPN. just 1 short year and ill be well on... Read More


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    I studied math my summer before taking the LPN program, and let me tell you it helped me a lot !! We had math tests throughout the program, you had 3 chances to get a 90% or out you went. I asked @ my orientation and was told ( by my future pharmacology teacher) to do that ... what a great idea, then I just focused on nursing, while others were struggling with drip rates, conversions, etc. I also studied diabetes, how the heart works, and the respiratory system so I knew them inside and out, this also gave me less stress when school started. Good luck !!
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    I agree, that brushing up on Math is a great point. My sister's a nurse, and she said there will be a lot of it.
    Good luck Everyone.
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    congratulations on the big news! and you thought the wait to get accepted was grueling; now you are joining many of us on this forum as we countdown the days to both orientation and the first day of classes!

    might i suggest the threads below:

    items you may need to buy for nursing school: http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...96-page76.html

    what type of shoes to get: http://allnurses.com/nursing-scrubs-uniforms/best-nursing-shoes-672189.html

    what type of stethescope to get: http://allnurses.com/nursing-scrubs-...pe-236439.html

    you'll find tons of great threads on this sight simply by searching in the box at the top of the page.

    good luck and keep us updated on your progress.

    sandanrnstudent
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    Quote from sandanrnstudent
    congratulations on the big news! and you thought the wait to get accepted was grueling; now you are joining many of us on this forum as we countdown the days to both orientation and the first day of classes!

    might i suggest the threads below:

    items you may need to buy for nursing school: http://allnurses.com/general-nursing...96-page76.html

    what type of shoes to get: http://allnurses.com/nursing-scrubs-uniforms/best-nursing-shoes-672189.html

    what type of stethescope to get: http://allnurses.com/nursing-scrubs-...pe-236439.html

    you'll find tons of great threads on this sight simply by searching in the box at the top of the page.

    good luck and keep us updated on your progress.

    sandanrnstudent
    i just went through orientation friday.
    we've already ordered uniforms, and my grants are also covering shoes and a stethescope kit.
    we get everything from a uniforms plus store.
    i'm so excited for the first day!
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    A part time job as a patient care tech might be fun, you will learn helpful things, still have time for fun, earn some extra money, get that all important foot in the door which will provide a work hx and help you get a JOB after graduation!

    Another idea: brush up on metric conversions. Know cc's, ml, liters, mg, etc. It will help you w dosage calcs.

    Volunteer at a hospice.

    Take BLS (CPR).


    Good luck, darling! You've only just begun!
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    Quote from CherylRNBSN
    A part time job as a patient care tech might be fun, you will learn helpful things, still have time for fun, earn some extra money, get that all important foot in the door which will provide a work hx and help you get a JOB after graduation!

    Another idea: brush up on metric conversions. Know cc's, ml, liters, mg, etc. It will help you w dosage calcs.

    Volunteer at a hospice.

    Take BLS (CPR).


    Good luck, darling! You've only just begun!
    I've heard before that a job as a patient care tech is good during school. Is there a certification required for that?
    I do not have any certifications other tha First Aid and CPR.
    I use to work as a resident assistant at an assisted living facility, but am currently unemployed and looking for a job during school, preferably in a health care related feild.
    Any suggestions?
    I'm a hard worker, but can't do heavy lifting at the moment (pregnant).
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    first of all i would like to welcome drewfuss88 and victoriagayle to the cite as i wish you both the best in all of your future endeavors....aloha~




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    Amend my answer: if you have the energy to work or volunteer and prepare for baby while pregnant, go for it!

    But since you are preggers, maybe you should take time to get nursery ready and just do some math prep on side. 'Cause you are about to be busy, girl!

    Volunteering somewhere health related might be better. No Heavy lifting. Still something to add to resume, and a reference.


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