Starting class Monday!

  1. 0 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?
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  3. Visit  StephAltman profile page

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  4. Visit  Concorde.Kat profile page
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    I'm starting class Monday, too. What school do you go to?
  5. Visit  StephAltman profile page
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    Vernon College in Wichita Falls, TX. You?
  6. Visit  Concorde.Kat profile page
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    Concorde Career College in North Hollywood, CA. I'm so eager to start and anxious! I know I'm making the right choice. Are you looking into the LVN to RN bridge program, too? My ultimate goal is to be an RN. I've signed up for LVN as a stepping stone. I want to work in the medical field already. lol
  7. Visit  StephAltman profile page
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    I plan to continue on to RN as well. I'm doing the LVN program because we are military, and will only be here long enough for me to finish a one year program. I will have to start looking for bridge programs once I find out where we are going next. I'm with you, though. I'm ready to work!
  8. Visit  NurseGuyBri profile page
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    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!
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  9. Visit  StephAltman profile page
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    Hi NurseGuyBri! Thanks for the advice! . I am so excited to finally start. Between having children and following my husband around every couple of years, this is the first chance I've had to do what want. I definitely plan to give it my all. . I'll let you know how I'm feeling after the first day though. Lol
  10. Visit  NurseGuyBri profile page
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    Please do! The beginning is always harder because of all the new things floating around- I'll tell you though, the reward when I received my license was worth every second!
  11. Visit  StephAltman profile page
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    Well, I have survived the first two days. Lol. A LOT of information, but I feel like I've got a handle on it all. I've gotten all of the syllabi, outlines, quiz schedules, etc organized and loaded into my calendar. I'm current or ahead on all the reading. (yes, I know that's not saying much as it is only the end of the second day). My biggest fear is forgetting something bc of the volume of information we've been given. Hoping my little color coordinated calendar will help with that. I'm pretty excited and ready to do this!!
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  12. Visit  turtlebob profile page
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    Good luck, you sound like you have a good head on your shoulders, you can do this. Just make sure to stay ahead of your reading, lectures tend to give a lot of information and if you forgot to preread you may find yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed.
  13. Visit  Jojo_Noel profile page
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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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  14. Visit  Philly_LPN_Girl profile page
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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
  15. Visit  Nightingalewannabe profile page
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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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