Quote from BrookeMarie
Could anyone tell me their experience in 12 month LPN program?
Trying to plan out if I should move back in with my parents and focus all my attention on school.
Any advice would be great!
It wasn't that bad until we hit Pharm and Medsurg. The school was like, "How - oh, HOW - can we make this process more complicated...hmm - AH! Let's schedule Pharm + MedSurg...TOGETHER!!!" LOL
That was about 16 weeks (I think) of mental bootcamp. Material isn't difficult. It's just so much of it at once. Too many tests and quizzes at one time. Too many 'mini-book' chapters to read in a week. You absolutely MUST stay up on your reading.
Clinicals wasn't a big deal. Just go there, select some patients, shower/change a few diapers...do a little paperwork and you're done -- unless you get one of those 'crazy' clinical instructors that wants you typing up whole books. <--It's not even that serious.
Never had one of those. Some in my class did.
Anyway, my class is about 6 weeks out from graduating and we're all 'over it'. Like, in the beginning, we were all excited. Now it's, 'Whatever - get me the hell outta here'. In the beginning, it was like, "Oh, I'll work at the hospital for 12/hr. It's all about eh experience, y'know?" Now...? Pfft. 'I'm not working for peanuts. I got bills to pay. Show me the money!!!!!" LOL
Seriously. A fair amt of us are in 'positions', myself included. Of course, with one test under my belt for this new semester, I have a 'B' in class but - and I say this with absolutely no shame - I really don't give a crap about grades at this point.
'Did I PASS?'
Moving back home? This program can be done with working students and whole families. Half my class works, including myself. You have a few who live an hour away from the city in my class. They come to school...faithfully.
Yes. Generally, such a student might have a rougher time of it.
Yet, 'personal mileage' varies.
The 'mommy crew' boast some of the highest gpa's in our class. Makes sense when you think about it.
I don't have kids, but I can definitely see how a little one or two would light a fire under a parent's butt.