What to do to prepare before start LPN program :)

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    I seen a similiar post from a while back, but figured it wouldnt hurt to ask. So I do have some medical knowledge (graduated with an A.A.S. in Medical Assisting Dec 2010). I do have a blood pressure cuff and stethoscope. Unfortuantely in my previous program in the college I went to before I really didnt get much hands on experience (yet expensive). I would love to start the LPN program through a different school as soon as possible. I just had my interview last week and was accepted. Unfortunately I think days would be better for me and they only have nights left for April. I would have to wait for October for days. I still have to talk to my boss, and hoping she can guarantee something to be worked out with my schedule for October (I work as an unit clerk at a hospital, was also a nursing assistant there for a short while). I mean I dont want to think I can go in October and at the last minute find out that work would be a problem. So What can I be studying or practicing so I could get ahead start in the meantime? I know I have tons (like thousands) of med term flashcards from a medical terminology class I took before. I can try practicing doing blood pressures, pulse, respirations I guess. I just wish I had more experience from my last school. Any tips for doing vitals? On the entrance exam I think I kinda messed up some of the math she said to brush up on multiplying and dividing of decimals. She said though that since I did well on the critical thinking section that she knows I can do the math. During the exam I felt rushed. So anything I could be reviewing or practicing? Any tips of what to expect? I was thinking of buying a NCLEX-PN review book but wasnt sure what a good one would be? I think it would be useful to start studying at least a couple months before starting the program (about 8.5 months away). I would like to take the NCLEX-PN soon after finishing the program. Thanks you so much for your help. It kinda bothers me to have to wait until October, but the positive thing is it gives me more time to prepare and save up. I just want to make this happen!
    Last edit by cmm4ever on Jan 26, '12
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    Congrats on getting accepted into an LPN program Where are you going to be going to school at? I was recenly accpeted into an LPN program as well, I start in June and I have found myself wondering that same question as you. A lot of people have told me to buy a NCLEX-PN study guide and just start going through it, I might not know the answers but it will give me an idea of the layout and style of the questions.

    Good Luck!
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    Quote from patty89
    Congrats on getting accepted into an LPN program Where are you going to be going to school at? I was recenly accpeted into an LPN program as well, I start in June and I have found myself wondering that same question as you. A lot of people have told me to buy a NCLEX-PN study guide and just start going through it, I might not know the answers but it will give me an idea of the layout and style of the questions.

    Good Luck!
    Thanks! I got accepted to my old college(will not be going there). I am hoping to go to Erie 1 Boces in October in Buffalo,NY was also accepted there).If you hear anything let me know. Have you heard of any good NCLEX-PN review books?
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    I have not heard of any specific ones, I will ask around and let you know.
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    I just graduated in December. The best thing to study up on is dosage cal & pharm. You just have to learn the way your teacher teaches and writes their exams to pass. gcongrats and good luck
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    Quote from Candwloc
    I just graduated in December. The best thing to study up on is dosage cal & pharm. You just have to learn the way your teacher teaches and writes their exams to pass. gcongrats and good luck
    Congrats! Can you give me some examples of what your talking about? Thanks.


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