Hi all, I'm planning to enroll in the LVN program somewhere next year so I would like to know what are the pre-req courses do I need to take and what others kind of classes do you take during your LVN program. Also, do we need to take math for this program, if yes then what level is it like Algebra I or II, ect...because I'm not good at math at all. Since 2005 I have taken pre-req classes for 2 yrs RN program and now I only need to take Micro, Bio, and Anatomy and I'm done and ready to apply into the program but since my GPA is kinda low so I decided to forget about applying for the RN program...I felt like I'm wasting years for taken those classes and end up nothing cos I choosing the wrong path and didn't realize until this summer. But I'm glad that I'm a CNA now (just got my cert # this December), also kinda regret that I didn't find out about the CNA program earlier cos I never notice or heard about that there is a CNA program existed at all. If I know about this earlier then I would choose a CNA path as a first step into the nursing field...then when I have experience I would be a RN but forget about being RN now cos I already screwed up w/ my GPA and wasted all that years in school
. Anyway, now my big dream is just to be a LVN.
Another question is: is LVN/LPN is a Associate Degree or Diploma? I live in Cali if that matter.
Dec 19, '09
thank you guys for the replies and sharing your experiences.
i know that different school/state might have different name for the courses but i hope someone can please tell me what kind of classes do you take for your lvn/lpn program so i can get an idea of the subjects that are covered. i'm sure it would helpful if i know that:-)
i heard someone said that they take anatomy, nutrition, medical terminology ...that's all i know so far. but i'm wondering what is covered in medical terminology class...is it about medicines, diseases or something?
Last edit by tavia_yeung on Dec 19, '09