Starting class Monday! - page 2

by StephAltman

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Starting my LVN program on Monday! Nervous and excited. I worked as a CNA for a bit, so I'm hoping that will help out some. (At least as far as comfort level in dealing with patients.) Any advice for this newbie? :)... Read More


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    Quote from NurseGuyBri
    Good morning! I'm so glad you have picked nursing to go into! Quick background on me- I fell into nursing after getting a degree in social science, got my LPN and then went back for my RN, so I've been through the ringer. My best advice to you is attend EVERY class religiously, ask questions, and NETWORK. I have met some of the best friends in my life in nursing school and they are invaluable later in life. Find someone, either online or in person, who has experience and that you can trust- and ASK QUESTIONS. You cannot guess in nursing, someone could get hurt. :-)
    I am very glad that I became an LPN first, then RN- it has increased my experience and knowledge base tremendously. Being a CNA also will definitely help you out. If you have any questions feel free to send me a private message! :-) GOOD LUCK and ENJOY IT!
    BEST ADVICE EVER!! Thank you.
    I love this app by the way....I completed a CNA program in 2009.and worked in many departments in the hospital, not really the typical and usual nursing / assistant living homes...I just completed (11/29/12) a CMA program at the PITTSBURGH JOB CORPS...I was able to sit for 4 NHA tests. Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) , Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) , EKG Technician (CET) and the Electronic Medical Records Specialist (CEMRS). I start my LPN program later this year, September. Its a year. I'm exited and wishing I could start tomorrow like you girls.....I enjoy the nursing field and plan on obtaining my nurse practitioner license and working in public health..a goal , I'm dead set on. I wish you all luck in school...and always refer to this app for help...I'll keep an eye open and help and sure others will to. WE NURSING FAMILY. WE GOTTA STICK TOGETHER )
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    Study your Hessi and or NCLEX-PN book the day you start training. A lot of your exam questions will be set up like how they are in those 2 books and they will help you think critically. Also stay organized, stay on schedule especially if you have kid(s), study hard and do not fall behind on your reading
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    @StephAltman I'm think about applying to Vernon College. How is/was your experience? Was the program difficult to get in?
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    Stay away from the drama! That is the best advice I told myself. Nursing school is hard and I decided to just shut off everyone that is not helping me succeed.

    in the end, I graduated valedictorian of my class and passed the nclex on my first try. When all is said and done. It was worth it.
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