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 school. Were you nervous? How long had it been since you had been in school? Were the majority in your class around the same age as you? Did you question yourself, or feel overwhelmed with the assignments?
Then, once you finished the entire program, did you feel that you'd learned a lot, and were much more confident to go out into the workforce?
Thanks for responding!
Nov 30, '06
My first week of LPN school was uneventful, easy, and misleading. I was under the impression that all of my classmantes would get along in harmony and that I would really learn something while in school.
However, some of my female classmates turned out to be catty and vindictive, mostly the younger ones who were freshly graduated from high school. I did not really learn skills in school and have had to acquire most of my nursing knowledge and judgment from employment. For example, the first time I catheterized a patient was while working as a nurse because I had never learned it in school. My school's purpose was to teach students how to approach and answer NCLEX-style questions, and I will admit that they did a good job for that single purpose.
The classmates ranged from 17 to 43 years old. It had been 3 years since I was last in any type of school.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Nov 30, '06