Soon to be an LPN student

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    My name is Lori.
    I just passed the LPN entrance exam . :hatparty: And have been accepted into the program. 30 out of 150 applicants. Any advise for new nursing students? Anything I should study before starting the program? :uhoh21: Any advise would be great.
    Thanks

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    congrats. i will also be starting the fulltime program in sept. i go to orientition in june i will find out what i can do to prepare for the program, cant wait-----good luck
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    Hi Erika,
    Not sure we have an orientation, I was told I will get a phone call in two weeks. But keep me notified as to what they tell you for yours.
    Thanks & Good Luck to you also!
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    I was in Lvn school and do to curcumstances beyond my control I had to drop. I will be relocating back KS and will begin another program. You cannot work and go to school fulltime. In KS, I will be able to go to school and will have 100% family support. I cried like a baby because I had to drop. Because of my experience in the nursing program, I want to be a nurse more than ever. I know I will succeed!
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    First of all Congrats!!!!!!!! I still get goosebumps thinking about a year ago at this time, how excited I was.

    1st things first....always remember those feelings of excitement and stay focused.

    2nd, stay positive and be a leader when it comes to staying positive

    3rd, Get organized, get your supply of highlighters, sticky notes, index cards (to make flash cards with) 3 ring binders, lots of paper. Set yourself up a study area up in your home, some place where you can leave your stuff out and someplace relaxing, make sure you have a candle right there, to burn when you are studying, it can help relax you and keep you focused.

    4th - Study from the get go, do not wait until the last minute and don't get to the final exams and go "Oh my gosh, I have to make atleast an 80 to pass for the semester"

    5th - stay out of all the drama (trust me there will be drama)

    6th - Be ready to be ridiculed and judged for the next year but realize by the time you are in your final semester, you WILL love your instructors and appreciate all they do and will actaully not want to ever leave them, they become family to you.

    7 - Just remember from Day one, they are watching every move you make and will be the people you depend on for references, make good choices in your life and don't give them a reason to kick you out, or put you on probation or things like that. We have a group of girls in our class that just don't understand how important professionalism is.

    8th - Enjoy it, and soak up everything while you can. This will be the best year and the worst year of your life.

    As far as what to study....hmmmm...just polish up on your Math Skills, maybe look up some medical terminology, start reading Nursing Journals, I wouldn't focus to much on anything else just yet, because depending on your state, your focus of practice may not require you to know certain things, let your instructors guide you into what you will need to learn.

    Congrats again...
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    Thanks so much for the useful information!!!!

    It's people like YOU!!! Is why I LOVE this site so much!!!
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    Quote from queenCA
    I was in Lvn school and do to curcumstances beyond my control I had to drop. I will be relocating back KS and will begin another program. You cannot work and go to school fulltime. In KS, I will be able to go to school and will have 100% family support. I cried like a baby because I had to drop. Because of my experience in the nursing program, I want to be a nurse more than ever. I know I will succeed!


    So Sorry to hear this, as you will start new! and do great!

    I have GREAT family support, my daughter is 18 and in College, (now you can tell how old I am, I'm 39, lol) it's just my husband and I, and he is real supportive! (he cooks and cleans too!!)

    I will not have to work, because...........

    I lost my job to outsourcing (jobs shipped overseas)
    So I am eligible to go to School, I tried to get into the RN program, but there is a 1 1/2 waiting list, I don't have that time. The Federal program only give you 2 years to finish. I will get my unemployment, and my schooling paid for! Which is great!!! I was a CNA for 15 years, but then had to go work in a factory, is where I lost my job. So I have a Healthcare background. I have worked as a CNA in Rehab Nursing, Nursing Home, Home Health, and Private Duty. I have always wanted to go into Nursing, but things always got in the way!! So now my GOLDEN opportunity is here!!! I consider it a GREAT GIFT!!!

    Good luck to you, and see you on the boards here!!!
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    Quote from Natasha3344
    So Sorry to hear this, as you will start new! and do great!

    I have GREAT family support, my daughter is 18 and in College, (now you can tell how old I am, I'm 39, lol) it's just my husband and I, and he is real supportive! (he cooks and cleans too!!)

    I will not have to work, because...........

    I lost my job to outsourcing (jobs shipped overseas)
    So I am eligible to go to School, I tried to get into the RN program, but there is a 1 1/2 waiting list, I don't have that time. The Federal program only give you 2 years to finish. I will get my unemployment, and my schooling paid for! Which is great!!! I was a CNA for 15 years, but then had to go work in a factory, is where I lost my job. So I have a Healthcare background. I have worked as a CNA in Rehab Nursing, Nursing Home, Home Health, and Private Duty. I have always wanted to go into Nursing, but things always got in the way!! So now my GOLDEN opportunity is here!!! I consider it a GREAT GIFT!!!

    Good luck to you, and see you on the boards here!!!

    Just listening to you talk gets me all excited again. I know that God is going to bless you. You have a great attitude.

    My husband works for SBC so I am fully aware of the effects of outsourcing. IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!!!!!
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    Quote from Natasha3344
    My name is Lori.
    I just passed the LPN entrance exam . :hatparty: And have been accepted into the program. 30 out of 150 applicants. Any advise for new nursing students? Anything I should study before starting the program? :uhoh21: Any advise would be great.
    Thanks
    HI MY NAME IS SABRINA THAT'S WONDERFUL THAT YOU PASS I AM HAPPY FOR YOU ANY IDEAS ON WHAT I CAN STUDY TO PASS ALSO. I TOOK THE EXAM ONCE AND FAIL. I NEED HELP. WHAT CAN I DO? :uhoh21:

    THANK YOU
    BE BLESSED
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    Quote from Natasha3344
    My name is Lori.
    I just passed the LPN entrance exam . :hatparty: And have been accepted into the program. 30 out of 150 applicants. Any advise for new nursing students? Anything I should study before starting the program? :uhoh21: Any advise would be great.
    Thanks
    I would like to wish u all the luck in the world.. i remember my first day how nervous i was...now i am going for my RN and it is like going back to that first day... i am only going to say.... whatever you do STUDY!!!!!! i cant stress enough how important that is and if you are going through the 10 month course...make sure everyone knows your life is on hold till you get through it. it took me 2 tries because i didnt realize how important it was for me to let go of all my extra activities in my life and just concentrate on my books.......GOOD LUCK and again STUDY


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