Share your 1st week of LPN school experience - page 2

I can't wait to start LPN school, but I must admit, since I'm so shy, I am very intimidated and nervous about going back to school. I'd love to hear everyone's experiences when you started LPN... Read More

  1. by   cant_not
    LPN's can actually do more than medical assistants, and have more job opportunities. A Medical Assistant is trained basically to assist the Doctor in a Doctors Office. LPN's learn everything that MA's do, but LPN training is a bit more through. You can be a charge nurse in some states as an LPN.


    Quote from Ltorres5351
    Thanks for the info, I am not in CAli, Im in Miami Florida,
    I wanted to know do the Lpns do the same jobs as Medical Assistants. I am not a MA but just want to know.... Are Lpns allowed to give injections, and what other things are LPNS job dutie...
  2. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from Ltorres5351
    Are Lpns allowed to give injections, and what other things are LPNS job dutie...
    The Texas Nurse Practice act allows LVNs to give injections, IV medications, PICC line flushes, and virtually everything else (except hang and spike blood).
  3. by   Ltorres5351
    Ok, Im just now having issues w/ financial aide, due to that I have a BA and recieved loans to ton my degree. I tried a co-signer but my fiancee has his mortgage on his credit which he sold but is waiting on closing.
  4. by   DarciaMoonz
    My first week, not too much happened. The first day was policy/procedure type stuff, and then we got hit with all of the reading assignments that needed to be done for the next week. Everyone was pretty much feeling each other out. I did feel a bit overwhelmed due to my own emotions of starting something new. The majority of the class were in my age group and older. We had a few younger students there, but not as much as I expected it to be. It was a nice mix.
  5. by   PedsRN-07
    Well my first week of the LPN program was intense! I was taking Fundamentals of Nursing, Psycho/social Nursing, Pharmacology, and Med/Surg 1, also had clinical 1 which didn't start until all of my classes were done. All of these classes ran about 4 months or less because I had Clinical 1 for a month after that. I had tests every week with at least 2 or 3 tests total for all classes. I actually had to withdraw from Med/Surg 1 because it was just too much, and I was also working and had my baby to take care of. But it is a lot of work! I am going to graduate May 2007 and this semester I have 2 classes, 2 clinicals, and INP. Good luck !
  6. by   Ltorres5351
    wow, well ihope everything goes good for me. Lucky me my daughter is 10, and I won't be working, because my husband does. I will be exempt from 2 classes anatomy and physiology and nutrition and human development. Did those in my BA. I will only be taking Calculations and dosage and Fundamentals of nursing and maybe one other class for this semester. Do you recommend to study something before school start next month?

    Lizzy
  7. by   PedsRN-07
    Quote from Ltorres5351
    wow, well ihope everything goes good for me. Lucky me my daughter is 10, and I won't be working, because my husband does. I will be exempt from 2 classes anatomy and physiology and nutrition and human development. Did those in my BA. I will only be taking Calculations and dosage and Fundamentals of nursing and maybe one other class for this semester. Do you recommend to study something before school start next month?

    Lizzy
    You could review your A&P and Nutrition. You "could" review your nursing books before the semester starts, but for me, I didn't know which chapters we were going to cover prior to the start of class. We didn't even cover every chapter in the book, so I would wait until the first day of class until you get the syllabus explaining what you are going to be covering. But everything that you are going to learn involves a lot of A&P and Nutrition. Good Luck to you!! :wink2:
  8. by   mcoffman9
    Does anyone how or where i can study for lpn online, i have all pre-req's but here in indiana not many schools have this program and the three that do are swamped with people to get in. It's very hard and very competetive. Also i heard a rumor that somewhere, somehow you can hire a private instructor to do your clinicals, does anyone know about this??????
  9. by   Ltorres5351
    Thanks for the advice, but you said to review my A & P and nutrition like what in particular area. Since you are saying that they skip chapters.

    Lizzy

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