Start LVN school in 2 weeks MAJOR panic attack
- 0Dec 18, '12 by pnkgirl25So I start school in a little over 2 weeks. Today I had to go in and complete my registration. I couldn't sleep all last night. Was having MAJOR panic attacks. They made me feel a little better but I must admit I'm still freaked. I feel like I'm going to throw up....Ugh I just wish there was a way I could start studying now...kind of give me a jump start so its not all so fresh.
What is I dont pass?
What if I get sick and cant complete the program and am stuck with all these loans?
I was up last night looking at lvn video blogs on youtube and I think I might have freaked myself out.
I have to keep telling myself it's only 10 months...you can get though anything for 10 months.
Anyone else freaking out.Last edit by pnkgirl25 on Dec 18, '12
- 0Dec 18, '12 by JustBeachyNurse, LPNYou can start reading ahead if you have your books. If you are purchasing your books on your own, ask your school for a book list so you can start looking for the best deals on sites like Amazon or B&N or many of the other textbook websites. My school actually encouraged us to look for the best deal. A handy guide is "LPN Notes" or "LPN PDQ" or any of the other small pocket guides that have lab values and other handy information small enough to fit in a scrub or lab coat pocket. If you have A&P as part of your curriculum (some schools include it during the program other programs require it to be completed pre-admission as a pre-requisite) get a copy of the Anatomy Coloring book so that you can get some of the basics down. If you have limited exposure to healthcare/nursing, you can check your local library for a medical terminology book. Most include a wealth of medical terms and abbreviations. There are also a few good (free) apps for smart phones and iPod/iPad that can help you prepare. Good luck.
- 0Dec 18, '12 by pnkgirl25My school includes all of our books, its part of the tuition (private school). That is a good idea. I will email them and ask them if they have a book list. I know when I was there today they had a stack of medical term books int he hall way so I can only assume they use that book for the medical term class which works great for me since A. I already have the book and B. I just finished the med term class this past summer using the same book and got an A. So needless to say Med Term should be a breeze.
I wish I could get my hands on a syllabus or something.
- 0Dec 19, '12 by CatLee128I had a lot of the same feelings when I went to my orientation last summer. I felt like I was signing my life away!Anything new & different is scary, but you will be fine. Trust me, everyone else is feeling the same way! Find out what books you'll need & just start reading! Once you start class & get thr syllabus, etc., you'll feel better. It seems like a lot & it is, but just put one foot in front of the other & take it one step at a time. Have fun this semester & best of luck!!
- 1Dec 23, '12 by JustLikeYou87I start January 8th and I'm excited, nervous and determined. I wish I could have my books prior to starting the program also (I usually read the first chapters before class begins). The program is going to have many valleys and peaks--thats reality. Remember we're going to school to learn so we're not going to know everything the first day. Best of luck to you and everyone else!