Roll Call, LPN to RN Students!!! - page 15

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  1. by   Dabuggy
    Hello, I start the RN program in January in Michigan. I'm a bit nervous. I hear the 4.0 students are having a tough time and that scares me. Hopefully, working part time will help in the learning process.

    Dabuggy
  2. by   LVN'06
    Quote from Dabuggy
    Hello, I start the RN program in January in Michigan. I'm a bit nervous. I hear the 4.0 students are having a tough time and that scares me. Hopefully, working part time will help in the learning process.

    Dabuggy
    I must be honest with you. This may not be what you want to hear but here goes. I am a 4.0 student in Texas and the RN program has kicked my butt. I am working part time right now only becouse I can NOT survive without the paycheck. If you have any choice at all do NOT work while attending school. Working will hinder not help you in your treck to become an RN. I do wish you the best of luck and of course this is just my opinion but I do feel verry strongly about it.
  3. by   LPNGIRL22
    HI guys I am just now wanting to get my LPN please someone tell me where to start im so confused any way is there on line classes i could take for some of it then do labs at a main campus?
  4. by   Dabuggy
    Hello LVN'06,

    Thank you for the input. I'm going to try it for a month and see what happens. I benefited from clinicals because I could relate the pt to the disease. I had a pt with CP and now when I have a question about it, I think of him and how he ambulates and how it effects him. It is easier for me to relate the condition/disease to a person than to try and remember it outright. I also picked up from the 4.0's is to put the diseases/conditions on 3-5 cards and take them with me to work and clinical. I can refresh what I need to know right now. I am using my break to do that, I'm taking 3-5 diseases per chapter to minimize my work when I actually get to it in class. Like when I get to ch 15 in class, I already have 3-5 done and it is less time spent on this at that time.

    I will only have 2 classes and 1 clinical per week. After me training I work 2 12 hr shifts on the weekend. No children or girlfriend/wife at this time to divide my time from study. I think it is doable. I do thank you for your input.

    Dabuggy
  5. by   KEYMONNEE
    HELLO EVERYONE, I AM A 35 YEAR OLD LPN, WORKING AS AN LPN FOR 15 YRS. I HAVE AN 18 YEAR OLD DGHT. GRADUATING AS A HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR; AS WELL AS, WITH HONORS IN MAY 2007 :mortarboard: . I ALSO HAVE A SOON TO BE FIVE YEAR OLD SON ; AS WELL AS, A HUSBAND OF 13 YRS. MY PLATE IS FOREVER FULL; HOWEVER, I DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING FOR ME. YOU GUESSED IT, I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL. CAN YOU IMAGINE; SITTING IN CLASS WITH CHILDREN THE SAME AGE AS YOUR CHILD. DOESN'T BOTHER ME THOUGH, I KNOW MY PURPOSE. I HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF MY CORE; JUST WAITING FOR THE SELECTION INTO THE ADN PROGRAM IN 2007. I AM PRAYERFUL AND HOPEFUL, MAINTAINED A (B) AVERAGE WHILE TAKING MY CORE, SO, I AM VERY OPTIMISTIC AS WELL. WELL, THAT WAS MORE THAN ENOUGH, GOTTA GO. I FORGOT TO MENTION, I WORK M-F 11-7AM; OFF ON WEEKENDS, GOTTA GO TO WORK TONIGHT, LAST DAY--THANK GOD!!! A WEEKS VACATION NEXT WEEK. LORD KNOWS I NEED IT . SO, IN CONCLUSION, EVERYONE HAVE A: SAFE, HAPPY, HEALTHY, PROSPEROUS, AND BLESSED NEW YEAR--2007 .
    Last edit by KEYMONNEE on Dec 29, '06
  6. by   honeeybme
    hi im lpn for 8 years i have been dreaming of becomming a rn for so long . my work has told me today they will pay for my classes at excelsior
  7. by   honeeybme
    Quote from honeeybme
    hi im lpn for 8 years i have been dreaming of becomming a rn for so long . my work has told me today they will pay for my classes at excelsior
    to dream is to live but to truly live you must ful lfill the dream
  8. by   griffincrew
    LPN for 3.5 years. Working on Nursing concepts 4. I love this program. Using College Network books only. Easier than text books. Can't wait to be an RN. Anyone catching slack from current RN's? "You don't go to clinicals???" I hate that question. We are in clinicals everyday at work!
  9. by   tobs1girl
    Quote from griffincrew
    LPN for 3.5 years. Working on Nursing concepts 4. I love this program. Using College Network books only. Easier than text books. Can't wait to be an RN. Anyone catching slack from current RN's? "You don't go to clinicals???" I hate that question. We are in clinicals everyday at work!




    I have been a nurse for 14 years and yes we have done more clinicals in the field than they ever did in school. I need to get in the groove and go test for NC 1, I am very nervous though, it has been a long time since I studied for a test.
  10. by   tobs1girl
    I am a LPN and have been one for 14 years. I have two small children and have not worked full time in four years. I am in the Chancellor's program and have not had the courage to take my first test. I do not want to fail. I know the material, just nervous. I really would like to know how well these study materials help.:innerconf
  11. by   LuvWounds
    hi i am 29, i've been employed as a LPN for 1yr now and worked LTC and now at an ENT office. My ? is how do you transition into becoming a RN once you complete EC with little to no clinical experience. can any one shed some light for me please.
  12. by   tapstry
    Hi, I'm Jul and happy to see this entry into the forums. I am a new LPN, graduating this past Oct., and I also chose to go the Excelcior College route. It will make working full-time easier, as I don't have to go to classes, just study and test-out on my own. I am currently working in a skilled nursing facility, but looking forward to getting my RN so I can have more opportunites in other areas of nursing. So here's my question... an informal poll, if you will.... what areas of nursing are the rest of you interested in? Or have you even decided yet? I'm not sure, so I guess I'm interested in finding out what other nurses are finding attractive? Thanks in advance if you respond.... )
  13. by   dysmnesia1
    Hello Everyone.
    Enrolled in the Advanced Placement Track LPN to RN Transition Online Program at the University of Rio Grande, Ohio. Classes start in the morning! Its taken me 7 years to get to this day . Best of luck to everyone who's already doin it!

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