This chick is insane! (Lvn& rn together)!!!

  1. My friend is starting the lvn program with me in January and she is also taking a&p 1 and microbiology at the community college! Don't you agree she's insane! She doesn't work but she does have kids and a boyfriend!
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  3. by   missnurse01
    yes most likely she will have to drop both of the extra classes. It's just too time consuming!
  4. by   Aurora77
    No she's not. I took micro, phys, and algebra during the first semester of my PN program. I knew I wanted to immediately bridge to ASN so I had to get the classes out of the way. It's hard, but definitely possible.
  5. by   juswannabenurse
    Quote from Aurora77
    No she's not. I took micro, phys, and algebra during the first semester of my PN program. I knew I wanted to immediately bridge to ASN so I had to get the classes out of the way. It's hard, but definitely possible.
    Wow now that's the definition of motivation!! Did you bridge yet?
  6. by   pixiestudent2
    No. there are a lot of people doing that at my school. No pre reqs required you can take everything concurrent with your nursing classes.
  7. by   Quantum_Leap
    I squeezed in two semesters of general biology (A) and two semesters of general chemistry (C+, yeah...I know) in two and a half months, all while working 60+ hours and bowling one night a week. Anything is possible.
  8. by   CountryMomma
    I don't think that is too crazy, probably because I'm taking A&P II this semester ontop of my PN courses, and next semester I am taking Dev Psych and Pharm ontop of my PN courses. I am going straight into the ADN program after that, so I need to finish up a few courses.

    Some people can swing that kind of schedule, some people can't. I don't know how people manage to balance social and school. I fail at it and become a book hermit.
  9. by   Aurora77
    I've been an RN for a year and a half now. I was able to bridge immediately, so all the stress was worth it. Looking back, I do think I was a bit crazy, but it was just for a few months.
  10. by   missnurse01
    I think it also depends on your program. Lpn programs can vary greatly esp in differences between private schools and public community college. At least I have heard there is a wide variety in the boards here and from other lpns I have met. I did not have kids but worked two jobs and alto I got all a's and b's thru my lpn program I hardly slept and never got thru all the reading. I was amazed people got thru our program with kids. They were barely scraping by. In my program people attempted to take other classes but they ended up dropping. I am all for you cam do anything you set your mind to , but I know realistically that sometimes there are not enough hours in the day. But it's awesome to attempt !
  11. by   akulahawkRN
    While it seems insane, it all boils down to whether or not your friend/classmate is going to be able to manage time well. Those extra courses can be difficult and time-consuming, but with a good time management skills, and a willingness to do it, it is something that probably can be done without too much insanity overall.

    Something else to consider, is that it is very much possible that subjects covered in one course may overlap with another, and therefore reduce overall study time necessary to do well in all of the classes. That is one such example of managing time efficiently, in the face of schedule adversity.

    Only your friend/classmate knows whether or not they can truly do it.
  12. by   vintagemother
    If my program could have guaranteed no night clinicals, I'd do the same. However, we could have clinicals as late as 11, so I'm going to take online classes only concurrent with my LVN program.

    I think your success is dependent on the intensity of your LVN program (I think some are harder than others, just like RN programs), your prior college coursework and background, personal aptitude, and scheduling compatibility.
  13. by   juswannabenurse
    Yea I guess that's true! Our lvn program is online we have clinical every Saturday and Sunday so I guess it's definitely doable with that type schedule
  14. by   LeeLeeTheGPN
    I don't think she is insane. I think her courseload is a little too extreme but I believe it is possible to take your bridge prereqs concurrently with a practical/vocational nursing program and be successful. I start my Med-Surg (Level 2 of 3 in the program) in January and I have enrolled in Human Anatomy and Physiology at the college I will be bridging to once I complete my practical nursing program. Once you have a feel for the rigors of a PN program and have demonstrated good study habits and you know what you can handle, I don't see an issue. In my third level I plan to take General Psych, then Abnormal Psych right after I finish so that I can start my bridge the next semester. Support her ambition!