Starting LPN school with no college t all out of high school for 6 years - page 4

by worriedmommy2

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Hello Everyone! I am 26 year old mother of two kids ages 6 and 2. I stay at home full time with the kids(the 6 yr old is going into 1st grade) I have not taken any college classes at all and it has been 6 years since... Read More


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    Good Luck to all those just starting! I am a 34 year old single mom of a 13 year old, I graduated HS in 1995 and only took one semester of college courses, I did however graduate from and LVN program, third in my class, and passed the NCLEX first time! I admit it was a long 17 months, only 2 week break at Christmas. I missed football, baseball and basketball games, missed helping with homework assignments and lots of other stuff, but looking back now I would not change a thing!!! I am making $10K more then I was at my last job, in corporate America where i was at the same place for 5 years. I did it for my son ad myself. It will be tough at times but you CAN make it! It IS all worth it in the end! Stick it out!!!!
    And to the others that have graduated CONGRATS NURSES!!!!

    Oh! And I took night classes, clincals on Saturdays
    For 12 hours AND worked
    Fulltime job, if I can do that, then anyone can make it!!!
    Last edit by NurseDalworth on Aug 14, '11 : Reason: Updated
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    I start Sept 6th, and Im so nervous I've lost my appetite. Im 35 with 4 kids 15,12,11, and 5, and I work part time for DTV from home. Im so nervous about failing out because I know quite a few people that did. I just completed a social work degree, but I know this will be more challenging. Good luck to everyone who is starting!
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    this post was needed i am 29 an have a yr left of lpn school ,i did the 18month program i sometimes feel over whelmed trying to do this plus my family life but this post is one of the things that keep me going , thanks
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    You won't know until you try. Being that I'm on the 25 yr plan to get my RN...laugh..I would but it's true. I have to say that Nursing school is a whole different animal than regular college classes. You shouldn't worry. I think you'll be fine. Just study your anatomy ...that's the one thing you really gotta know. Good luck!
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    this is all so reassuring! seeing the support and the stories of everyone in your shoes feels really positive. i can be a total downer on myself, "why did i wait so long, now i may as well just give up!" or, "my kids will resent me and i will be depriving my family... how selfish to think i could go back to school". i love the "just do it" attitude and support! great job, everyone! hoping to start LPN program in fall '12 after 13 yrs out of school and 14 as a CNA... oh, and 4 kids. but a very helpful hubby!
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    Hi all! I was the person who originally posted this question........I am here to say that Jan 4th I graduated first in my class! It was a long 18 months but I did it!!!!! I did miss out on a few important events during the time but I believe it was all worth it... I just took my nclex-pn on monday and found out the next day that I PASSED!!!!! I had 85 questions and was unsure of the results, but in the end it all worked out....Also I had a job interview today so I hope it pans out...It is in LTC and starts out at 17/hr.....I hope to go back to school for my RN in the next few years...until then I am just going to work and make money and get experience.....I just stopped in to let everyone know you can do anything you puy your mind to!!!!!
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    Quote from worriedmommy2
    Hi all! I was the person who originally posted this question........I am here to say that Jan 4th I graduated first in my class! It was a long 18 months but I did it!!!!! I did miss out on a few important events during the time but I believe it was all worth it... I just took my nclex-pn on monday and found out the next day that I PASSED!!!!! I had 85 questions and was unsure of the results, but in the end it all worked out....Also I had a job interview today so I hope it pans out...It is in LTC and starts out at 17/hr.....I hope to go back to school for my RN in the next few years...until then I am just going to work and make money and get experience.....I just stopped in to let everyone know you can do anything you puy your mind to!!!!!
    Congratulations!!
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    I love when people come back and update.

    Congrats on your achievement. Best of luck in your new adventure as a nurse!!
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    Very awesome!
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    Awesome! Thanks for the update! I'm almost half way through my program and have done very well so far. All A's! So far so good. It's been hard and I feel tired. I hope that it will worth it in the end!


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