Roll Call, LPN to RN Students!!! - page 25

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  1. by   ER JUNKIE
    Quote from studentnursecali
    I am a nursing student in central California. I completed my LVN program December 2007 and am currently in the RN program. It is a big transition, but I am enjoying it. I am working as a student intern at the local ER while i'm waiting to take my Nclex-VN. I take it next Friday...pray for me!!!
    GOOD LUCK...YOU WILL DO GREAT!!:redpinkhe
  2. by   mrssicole1
    Hello all my name is Stacy, I been a LPN for 5 yrs. I am a mother of six boys and married. I am currently enrolled in CC to start the lpn to rn course in the summer. I am supposed to graduated in May 09. God willing. I have been in LTC(charge nurse), Agency nurse and currently working on a SNF in a Hospital. We work with mainly orth pt. I am very nervous about the courses ahead, I pushed myself to get here and now anxious:heartbeat. Has anyone took the transitional course yet? And due to the fact that I am still learning i would love to get some pointer . hope to hear from you all soon. have a good one
  3. by   kadiddle
    Wow! I have been using this website for a few monnths and never looked at this forum. I am an 49 y.o. LPN and have been one for over 28 years. Wow! I am in a transition program and will graduate this year on my 50th birthday!!I am so excited but exhausted right now. I just finished my last test for this quarter. Now I have a 2 week break and I'm on to my last quarter!!
    My dh, a R.N. BSN himself, has been my biggest advocate. He has just taken over with the kids, 1 of our own and 2 we have guardianship of, and loves to help me. I'm passing with great grades, but it has taken its toll. There are some days I wish I wouldn't have hit the books so hard and just taken a lower grade so I could spend more time with the family. But I'm on the downhill slope and for that I am so grateful!
    We are planning to sell the house, buy a 5th wheel, do travel nursing and go on humanitarian excursions when the kids are out!!! We are thrilled to have our 50's all planned out doing what we both love best!
  4. by   txnurstudent08
    hello,
    i am enrolled in the lvn to adn program in texas. i have been involved in health care for many years with my family experiences and needs. i recieved my lvn certification last july and have been working off and on as a lvn nurse extern in a rural area hospital. i plan to continue my education up to a bsn for now but have also pondered going ahead and pursuing a msn. first things first, i have to complete my rn program. any advice you all have would be appreciated! :d i just want to wish all nursing students the best of success this year and good luck on the nclex! thank you for opening this section for us to be able to talk with other students in such a demanding program. txnurstudent08
  5. by   flkeyslpn
    Hi my name is Dyna and you can probably guess where I live by my screen name. I've been a LPN for the last 16 yrs. 13 of which were at a SNF and hated it. When I lived in NY I was going threw the College Network/Regents program, but moved to Florida in '99. At which time they did not offer such a program in this state, so I gave up for awhile. I worked in a Pediatrician's office for awhile and loved it, but my doctor left town and me without a job. One would think that being a LPN I wouldn't have a hard time finding a job, not the case. I was unemployed and babysitting for tourists for 4 months.Then noticed an ad in local paper for a LPN in ER. I've never worked ER before, but figured what the heck. Well, I got the job:uhoh21:and I love it So I applied for the RN program 2 years ago and was told I would have no problem getting in. Well the 22 month program I applied for is now going into it's 3rd year with me finally enrolled as a RN student I graduate in Dec'09 right before my 40th bday. I still have some co-req to finish, but right now I'm enrolled in Fundamentals of Nursing(which I get to auditguess 16 yrs has it's perks), Speech, Pharmacology, and Intro to Algebra plus working full time night shift in ER. I'm quite stressed at the moment, hopefully the summer will be better when I only have to take nutrition and microbiology Will be looking for study partners.:typing
  6. by   ebten10
    i am a new student to excelsior........ i am a little discouraged i just took my test and got a D .............. does anyone have words of widsom for me
  7. by   fatcat0899 RN
    Quote from ebten10
    i am a new student to excelsior........ i am a little discouraged i just took my test and got a D .............. does anyone have words of widsom for me

    It's ok. Don't let this get u down. Review the material again and when u are ready, try again. Did u do the practcie exam prior to scheduling for your test? I have found that it is the best way to get a feel of what to expect. The practice exam is usually harder than the actually(in my opinion). The ladies here are great sources of information. I hope you keep going. Whenever I feel discouraged, this is the main place I come. This site is a blessing, use it.

    Best of luck
  8. by   ebten10
    Quote from fatcat0899
    It's ok. Don't let this get u down. Review the material again and when u are ready, try again. Did u do the practcie exam prior to scheduling for your test? I have found that it is the best way to get a feel of what to expect. The practice exam is usually harder than the actually(in my opinion). The ladies here are great sources of information. I hope you keep going. Whenever I feel discouraged, this is the main place I come. This site is a blessing, use it.

    Best of luck
    thanks for the encouragement.......... i needed that , im not sure what practice test you are refering to ...............do you mean the one that excelsior sell for 60 buck?
  9. by   Ni_Ni
    i'm jennie. i'm 24 and i got my lpn last may. i am currently working at the same nursing home i worked at as a cna. i will be graduating in may with an associates rn. i cannot wait. i hope to work at a large hospital in the cities. i really want to work in the ed, but i'm sure i'll have to work my way up to get there. i live 4 hours away from my school and have done the whole program through distance learning. so, if anyone has questions about distance learning nursing, i know a lot about the subject. nice to meet everyone.
  10. by   ebten10
    Quote from ni_ni
    i'm jennie. i'm 24 and i got my lpn last may. i am currently working at the same nursing home i worked at as a cna. i will be graduating in may with an associates rn. i cannot wait. i hope to work at a large hospital in the cities. i really want to work in the ed, but i'm sure i'll have to work my way up to get there. i live 4 hours away from my school and have done the whole program through distance learning. so, if anyone has questions about distance learning nursing, i know a lot about the subject. nice to meet everyone.
    congrats ..... which school did you go to?
  11. by   ebten10
    hello everyone

    i just found out about this site a couple of days ago........ im still learning how to use it.. this is a great site. i am currently a LPN in excelsior going for my RN. Its not easy! im triyng to figure good test tips. i was really sad the other day because i failed one of my test but i wanna thank everyone for the encouragement and support that you gave me i really needed that so thankssssssss:bowingpur
  12. by   nurseirma
    welcome Jennie!!! Congrats on your accomplishments. I too am pursuing my RN and am having quite the go of it!!! Keep up the good work. By the way, I am hoping to work in a large hospital myself, I have been doing mental health as an LPN for the past 16 years and am BURNT OUT!!!
  13. by   travel soon
    Hi Ni_Ni,

    I took all but 2 of the required courses through excelsior and decided I wanted to go to the Universitiy so I could get the clinical experience, (after working in LTC all that time I felt I probably needed it) Anyway I will graduate in May so all is well. Congrats to you by the way. And welcome to the group, all of you all.

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