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I started my LPN_RN(ADN) Bride program March 26. The first semster is online and very disorganized. Some of my classmates are not doing well on tests. Think 40 questions 40 minutes. Material is taken... Read More

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    Quote from ChristineLVN2RN
    r u guys all in community colleges lvn to rn program? anyone in lvn to rn program in orange county?
    Yes CC here too. Not in Orange County.. Sorry

    Are you looking into one?
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    I just finished my finals on Friday and got one more semester to go. So far I'm not too impressed with my LPN-RN program at OU. During this last semester they told us we weren't doing any preceptorships for our final semester because they couldn't find enough preceptors. Instead were doing regular clinicals with fewer students per clinical instructor. I was looking forward to preceptorship because it gives me real world experience. Also the switch from quarters to semesters has caused many problems including disorganization, broken promises, and last minute changes.
    I'm sorry to hear that but I'm in the same boat. This semester I was not a huge fan of the program and can only hope next semester is better. We also get the cancellations or broken promises and when we express our concern we're told 'welcome to the world of nursing where things never go as planned' ..lol. For example, we had a pharm final on Wed and were told tests scores would be released early Thu to only be told 'ops, faculty decided to hold all grades until all finals are finalized!' Arg.. I have theory on Mon so I wait until after then...
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    Yes have the same, my programs is very disorganized and I live 1.5 hours away from my school( I commute from the city to a small town) so lord knows where I will end up doing a preceptorship or clincals( i lived in a hotel for 6 weeks last semester). I will just be happy to get this over with and on to BSN school !
    Wow, that's a good commute you have! What's your school sched? Are you also working? A hotel?? Yikes... When will you be done?
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    Oh I see you are done in May!!
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    Wow, that's a good commute you have! What's your school sched? Are you also working? A hotel?? Yikes... When will you be done?
    Praise the lord I only have class on Mondays from 9-4ish.. I have clinicals Tue-Thurs. This pass semester I was first up and my clincals were back to back for 3 sets of 36 hour rotations. I hope its the same way this semester. Yes I work Weekend Baylor that consists of 3 days so Sat-Sun-Tues. I have had to use a lot of my vacation time or switch a day when I don't have clincals.
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    Praise the lord I only have class on Mondays from 9-4ish.. I have clinicals Tue-Thurs. This pass semester I was first up and my clincals were back to back for 3 sets of 36 hour rotations. I hope its the same way this semester. Yes I work Weekend Baylor that consists of 3 days so Sat-Sun-Tues. I have had to use a lot of my vacation time or switch a day when I don't have clincals.
    You have a full schedule my friend! I'm in a hybrid class so the majority is online and self learning and testing is done on campus. We only have two clinical days though? 3-11 shift on Mon & Tues. it's so much reading and studying... I'm even studying for my final on Mon okay, I should be studying..lol
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    You have a full schedule my friend! I'm in a hybrid class so the majority is online and self learning and testing is done on campus. We only have two clinical days though? 3-11 shift on Mon & Tues. it's so much reading and studying... I'm even studying for my final on Mon okay, I should be studying..lol
    Yes I am burning the candle at both ends and you should be too.. Good luck on your final, I was so nervous about mine but I ended up with an A in the class.. HUGS !
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    Yes I am burning the candle at both ends and you should be too.. Good luck on your final, I was so nervous about mine but I ended up with an A in the class.. HUGS !
    Thank you! I'm glad I found this post as I will keep in touch with you all as we finish up this journey!!
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    OK sounds great I love to hear what we all are up to
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    I just finished my bridge program ! WooHoo!!
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    Me too prettymica! So, soo, sooooo glad its over. Now, onto NCLEX prep class....just want to take the darn NCLEX and be done with the whole affair. I'm actually glad I took the NCLEX-PN, I know what we are in for. I think when going to take the NCLEX-PN, the fear of the unknown (how the NCLEX would be) just produced way more anxiety that it really called for. Now, going into the NCLEX-RN, I still have a little anxiety but not even close to the amount I had before.

    I feel bad for the ones who've never had the pleasure (rolling eyes, voice dripping in sarcasm) of experiencing that lovely test. The don't know what they don't know.
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    Our LPN to RN bridge course consisted of a 3 credit online class manditated by the State BON. My online class was pretty much self-taught however it was more of a review/refresher of what you learned in LPN school with a little more added in about the RN and his/her added responsibilities (teaching, care planning, blah blah blah). Class was easy enough. The professors who were running the class were very quick to respond to any questions or issues. Don't have too much bad to say about that class.

    Then we take 1 credit course at our 'home' school (our RN program school) that entails 25 hours (? something like that) of clinical floor time and 16 hours lecture. Again, easy enough. No complaints. This was done 'in person'. Great teacher!

    My biggest gripe about the LPN to RN program is we sort of get thrown into the 2nd year of the nursing classes (this is an ADN program) with no direction or information. No idea how they do their care plans, no idea how clinicals run etc. Yes, we are up to par educationally with the students who had to go through the 1st year of the nursing courses but we lag behind in terms of how things 'run'. Seems like it will be a trial by fire kind of thing with the clinicals when we start back in august. Hopefully the year 2 CI's have a little bit of a heart and give the LPN" a chance to learn what the others have had the last year to (using the hospital computer, how the CI's want paperwork done, where things are, using the equipment d/t the equipment (IV tubing etc) is different that what some of us are use to at the facilities we work at etc.
    Hi CT Pixie great tips. How did you prepare for this to have a successful transition? Thank you

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