Hello everyone. I'm currently an LPN. I took my boards a few months ago. I recently applied to a LPN to RN program and waiting to see if I got accepted. My concern is that since I have no work experience, the transition from LPN to RN will be difficult for me. Im nervous that the other students that will be in my class will have the upper hand since they probably would have 10+ years of experience while i have none =/. Has anyone here done an LPN to RN program without any work experience as an LPN? How difficult was it for you? Any advice and tips will be appreciated.
Oct 7, '12
I received my LPN license through high school and I have no work experience whatsoever. I am currently in my third semester of LPN-RN school, so I will graduate in May at the age of 21...School is not difficult to me at all..Some of the things that you will learn will not take that long to comprehend because you had a jist of it already in LPN school..The LPNs that have 10+ years working experience seem to struggle a little more than I do because what they are used to doing in "real life" at their jobs is sometime completely different from what the NCLEX will be testing you on and from what the textbooks teach. LPNs with work experience have a slight advantage when it comes to clinical so you wont have to worry.
As for my tips, dont worry about how others will be able to function and do the best you can. Make sure you know how to correctly do CPR and brush up on your foundation skills.
Last edit by good_bye_kitty on Oct 7, '12
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