is the lpn program less hard/stressful than the ADN program? - page 2

by countrygirl1234 4,742 Views | 13 Comments

Honestly, I'm dumb. and I know I'll flunk the ADN program, so I was wondering if the LPN would be less difficult. I KNOW I want to be a nurse more than anything!... Read More


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    My LPN program was very difficult and a lot of people didn't make it all the way through. I will be starting the bridge program in January and I'm hoping it want be as intense as the LPN was...but I'll have to get back to you on that. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses...things we're good at and things we're not. Use your strengths and work to improve your weaknesses. But I've found that it really is all about determination.
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    I graduated as an LPN 7.5 yrs ago & now completing the RN program. I feel like they are both vey hard & a lot of work. I have only seen a few things so far that seemed "more in depth" compared to my LPN program. I actually feel like the LPN program was harder b/c we had more class & clinical time with the same amount of book work all crammed into a shorter program. Both require some real determination & a lot of work. And in both programs, we lost over half of the people who started, so definately NOT easy.
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    I have been an LPN for 3.5 yrs and I am now completing my ASN, graduating in December (yay for me!!) I can truly say that both have been extremely hard and both have taken total dedication to complete. In LPN school we completed Med-Surg, A&P, nutrition, Maternity and Pediatrics & Psych and I mean we completed whole text books, all in 12 months. It was a grueling Mon- Fri 8-2:30 schedule. As a RN student we cover the same systems but in more depth, covering more disease processes, assessments, interventions and rationales. The roles of the RN and LPN are slightly different and so the focus of study is different. Neither is harder than the other, they are just different. I chose to complete LPN school first because I needed to start working sooner and there were no pre required courses to take before starting the program. After I graduated from LPN school, I worked for 2 years while taking courses toward my Associated degree.

    Don't call yourself dumb, at least you are smart enough to come to a site like this to get information before just striking out. My LPN instructor used to always say that sometimes the profession of nursing seems to attract those with low self esteem, and that it was her job to show us we were smart and that our voices matter. So maybe nursing is a great career choice for you to join and realize that you are smart and you Matter!!!!
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    There is no way that this is a real post. It's every cliche post I have seen on this board rolled into one.

    Please if you are too dumb for the ADN program then you are too dumb for the LPN program. Just because it's not an RN program does not mean that the topics taught in the first few semesters are different... the skills are the same and the expectations are the same... competent patient centered care.

    Some people just should not become nurses... just because it is their "dream"


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