The hardest part is... - page 2

by Lachrymologist

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Well, I'm not yet a student so I don't know what the most difficult part of getting to LPN status is. So you tell me. What is/was the absolute hardest part for you as former and current PN students? Was it clinicals,... Read More


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    For me and a lot of girls in my class IV Therapy was the hardest part. Just because in MO(not sure everywhere) you have 2 chances to pass with an 80% or you are no longer in the program. It wasnt the sticking part cause i got that the first try but it was the written test. I failed the first test and i think a lot of it was over analyzing and fluid and electrolytes. I passed it the 2nd time thank God but you really have to know it its not just memorization. My friends and i even got IVy(get it IV) tatoos to commemorate the event because it was that much of an important part of LPN school. Good luck and let me know if you have ne other questions!
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    Quote from MrsVP-LPN
    For me and a lot of girls in my class IV Therapy was the hardest part. Just because in MO(not sure everywhere) you have 2 chances to pass with an 80% or you are no longer in the program. It wasnt the sticking part cause i got that the first try but it was the written test. I failed the first test and i think a lot of it was over analyzing and fluid and electrolytes. I passed it the 2nd time thank God but you really have to know it its not just memorization. My friends and i even got IVy(get it IV) tatoos to commemorate the event because it was that much of an important part of LPN school. Good luck and let me know if you have ne other questions!
    It is interesting reading about the difference in state requirements. Here in New York, we did not have a mandatory IV training, because it is not required for LPNs to know it per se, but the JOB can require an LPN to be IV certified. During school, we learned a bit about piggybacks, but it was not made into a big deal, however, when I came back to work after getting my license, suddenly, this was a requirement for us. I did get certified in IV training, but, don't use it since I am currently working in ambulatory care. The films were a bit overwhelming to watch, re-learning about the fluid and electrolytes.
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    For me the hardest part was the structure. It was a very strict program taught by several military nurses. I was inspected everyday (clothes and hair) if it was not right fix it then or go home. And you did not get many times to go home before you stayed there. Grading scale was more strict and you had to have above a 80 in several classes and then the rest above a 75. I was so used to loosy goosy and had to get my self in a dignified manner in a darn hurry. But I did and I am so glad I went to that program . I learned alot from those nurses...


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