Roll Call, LPN to RN Students!!! - page 32

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  1. by   Brand new RN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Stop by, introduce yourself, say a little about yourself.
    I just finished my LPN year this past June. Passed the NCLEX-PN on July 30th just before the deadline of August 1st in order to enter second year that begins August 25th.
    RN here I come.
    I just keep counting down the hurdles I jump toward my goal of MSN!
  2. by   kamelkillr
    How do you do the Excelsior program? I have heard not so good things about that program.... can you help me with info on the LPN program. Driving 2 hours a day it getting old and expensive.

    Thank you much!!!!
  3. by   lvnandmomx3
    Quote from kamelkillr
    How do you do the Excelsior program? I have heard not so good things about that program.... can you help me with info on the LPN program. Driving 2 hours a day it getting old and expensive.

    Thank you much!!!!
    As far as I know Excelsior does not have an lpn program. They have a distant RN (ADN) program for existing LPN's and EMT's not sure who else qualifies though.
  4. by   kamelkillr
    Military medical personal who carry an EMT certification... that is what I gathered from their website. I will see if I meet their criteria. If not, I will press on where I am at. I only wished Kansas had more choices... at least where I am at.


    Thanks for the help!
  5. by   jenbet
    Hey I'm 31yo lpn for 3yrs work at a nursing home in long Island. Finish my pre-req only have micro and thinking of attending svcm nursing school. Does anyone know if they have night program and what time does it start thanks
  6. by   beachcomber64
    Are you in the EC program or are you in a traditional program? I'm currently enrolled in a Comm. College taking pre-reqs and statistics is req'd and I am really terrified to take it.
  7. by   Up2nogood RN
    Quote from UdonNomi
    Hi all, thought I'd "check-in" here as I finally "feel" like a student. Have been a LVN for goin on 25 years and been doin the Excelsior program (off and on) since 1998..anyway only have 5 tests and the CPNE left, will have the tests knocked out by the end of October and hope to get an appointment for the CPNE by Jan. Are there any other Excelsior students out there? Would love to hear from ya and comiserate. BTW, DW does her CPNE the last week in October..she will have completed the program in just 7 months!!! I'm so proud of her.
    It can be done, I'll be all finished with the program (EC) after my last humanities requirement next week. Did it in 8 months. I'm curious to see if they make me wait for the FCCA, that's not scheduled to be ready til November. Good luck to DW and to you!
  8. by   jab3da
    Hi there! My name is Jessica. I'm currently a 26yo LPN from Missouri. I started my nursing career as a CNA for a year in LTC, followed by 8 months as an LPN in LTC and now an LPN in Med/Surg for the past year and 5 months.

    After 2 years of planning to do the Excelsior College Progam, I decided I just didn't have the motivation to do it on my own. So I am back to the old-fashioned, sit-in-a-class form of schooling. lol. This semester (Fall 2008) I'm taking Microbiology and Human Physiology while continuing to work 12hr nights Friday-Sunday. Spring 2009 I'll start the RN bridge program at State Fair Community College.

    I am so looking forward to graduating in December 2009. It's a long awaited step for me...the pay increase will finally allow me to move out of my parents' house!!!
    I still have alot of time, but my current interest is trying to figure out what area I want to work when I'm done. I'm looking into step-down unit, infusion nursing, and sub-acute unit.
  9. by   Kylea
    Hi! I'm an LPN and am applying for the Spring '09 ADN program at my local CC. I've been an LPN for 2.5 years. I love surgical, and I hope that is where I will be someday!
  10. by   nerdtonurse?
    I just got a call from the Dean, they had a last minut drop and I'm IN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm currently working on a telemetry/ICU stepdown unit. I always get the giggles when I hear people say, "Oh, LPNs are only given stable patients." Uh, if they're all good, they aren't with us. In the last six months, I've seen DIC, dissecting esophageal varices, AAA, had suicidal pts, had pts with traches, nephro and rectal tubes, and one memorable woman who thought the contents of her colostomy bag was fingerpaint and her body was a canvas.

    One thing about nursing, it's rarely boring...
  11. by   Stephanie47Black
    I am a 5o year old lpn with 20 years(10 years out of practice). I got divorced, 3 kids and ended up with a job with General electric non nursing. Due to China taking our jobs, my plant is due to close, I am ready to go for the RN and petrified!!!! I applied for rue and 9 months never opened the book. I am not a home study person!! So that was $$$$ out the window. I plan on going back to school winter quarter and start all over again, however some credit because of my lpn. Can someone PLEASE give me some motivation???? I know in my heart that this is my passion and I will still have to work and go to school full time, is any of this possible??? Help!!!!
  12. by   Kylea
    Stephanie47black, not to fear! If you want it, you can do it! School and work full time is difficult, but if you are good at time management, you can handle it. Will you still be working the job for GE or is the plant closing soon? Keep us updated, ask questions, and remember people are here to provide support! good luck!
  13. by   Brand new RN
    Quote from Stephanie47Black
    I am a 5o year old lpn with 20 years(10 years out of practice). I got divorced, 3 kids and ended up with a job with General electric non nursing. Due to China taking our jobs, my plant is due to close, I am ready to go for the RN and petrified!!!! I applied for rue and 9 months never opened the book. I am not a home study person!! So that was $$$$ out the window. I plan on going back to school winter quarter and start all over again, however some credit because of my lpn. Can someone PLEASE give me some motivation???? I know in my heart that this is my passion and I will still have to work and go to school full time, is any of this possible??? Help!!!!
    Stephanie:
    I definitely can relate to your circumstances. I was 50 when I divorced and moved to a rural area that offered no insurance jobs (or any other jobs for that matter) that would pay me what I was paid in the metropolitan area I previously had lived in. I returned to school, did my generals, got accepted to nursing school and completed my LPN last year. August 25th I begin my RN year. Don't let anyone tell you that because you're past 50, you cannot learn what you need to know. I'm living proof that they are wrong! Work hard, be a good student and know that you can do this!

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