Roll Call, LPN to RN Students!!! - page 9

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  1. by   LVN'06
    Quote from sherrybaby
    Ok I feel really old but I am 47 years old and have just finished the first week of the LVN to RN transition program. I have a 15 year old daughter who thinks I have ruined her summer because I have to go to school for 6 weeks this summer. I am soo stressed out right now but I know it will be ok. I just have to study and hang in there. I have waited so long for this.

    Congratulations first on getting into the bridging program and on getting through the first week. It is never to late to go after your dreams. I have just finished my second week of bridging it's scary.
  2. by   hyacinth13
    hi, my cousin is now at her first sem taking PN, i just want to ask if shes going to shift it to RN course the next sem, will her subjects be credited? thanks

    sorry for the question if already posted.
  3. by   jksapphire
    Quote from sherrybaby
    ok i feel really old but i am 47 years old and have just finished the first week of the lvn to rn transition program. i have a 15 year old daughter who thinks i have ruined her summer because i have to go to school for 6 weeks this summer. i am soo stressed out right now but i know it will be ok. i just have to study and hang in there. i have waited so long for this.
    i graduated as an lpn in 2000 at age 50. your daughter, as you know, is really a pretty typical, somewhat self-absorbed 15-year-old who, because of her age, doesn't know quite how to express herself. you're right, you will be ok. and, your daughter will tell you how proud she is of you. maybe not this summer, but it will happen.

    you are an excellent role-model for her!

    best of luck:angel2:
  4. by   LauraF, RN
    Quote from sherrybaby
    Ok I feel really old but I am 47 years old and have just finished the first week of the LVN to RN transition program. I have a 15 year old daughter who thinks I have ruined her summer because I have to go to school for 6 weeks this summer. I am soo stressed out right now but I know it will be ok. I just have to study and hang in there. I have waited so long for this.

    Don't feel old. I will be 40 in a few days and I just finished my RN. I started my bridge about a year ago. The beginning of my last semester I found out we were expecting, and I have a history of horrible pregnancies. I just knew my dreams were ending. But I graduated passed boards and now have a beautiful little boy. BTW I also have a 5 year old special needs child and a 6 year old. You can do it. We are all here to help you. Feel free to PM me.
  5. by   LauraF, RN
    Quote from hyacinth13
    hi, my cousin is now at her first sem taking PN, i just want to ask if shes going to shift it to RN course the next sem, will her subjects be credited? thanks

    sorry for the question if already posted.
    Depends on the school. She should talk to the school she plans to attend to find out what will transfer and what won't. She shouldn't have to take her actual nursing classes over, but some schools will make you repeat comp I or math. Just depends on the schools.
  6. by   jksapphire
    Quote from lpn,rnnow
    don't feel old. i will be 40 in a few days and i just finished my rn. i started my bridge about a year ago. the beginning of my last semester i found out we were expecting, and i have a history of horrible pregnancies. i just knew my dreams were ending. but i graduated passed boards and now have a beautiful little boy. btw i also have a 5 year old special needs child and a 6 year old. you can do it. we are all here to help you. feel free to pm me.
    congratulations! your testimonial is wonderful to read. and, thank you so much for including the link to your children's pictures. i am a grandma who just can't enough of pictures of little ones. thanks for making my day!:angel2:
  7. by   Tweedle
    This is my first time posting so I hope I am doing this correctly.
    I have been researching different publishers for the LPN to RN.
    Can anyone out there help me out:
    What is the difference between RUE and College network?
    I am trying to figure out which one to go with.
    I am in my mid 40's. I have been an LPN for 25yrs and actually have been away from hands on nursing for about 8yrs, (Iam a work comp nurse).
    I am not sure I would even be a candidate for this type of program due to being away from hands on.
    However when I looked at a co workers program from College network I looked thru the test at the end and aced it so I thought maybe I can do this.
    So any help, insite or advice anyone has ---I would be happy to read it.
  8. by   nursecrosier
    I am LPN with 10 years experience. I decided this week to go and get my RN and am doing it through College Network and Excelsior. I have 4 pre-reqs plus my 7 nursing courses to do before my clinical. I am hoping to be done in less than 2 years. I currently work at a residential treatment center working with adolescents with psych disorders. I want to be a school nurse and they do not hire LPNs so that is what made me finally get my RN.
  9. by   IdahoGirl
    Hi, I just recently graduated in May from RN school. I was an LPN that went on to RN school. It is possible folks, it just seems impossible at times. I took my RN boards last week and found out that I had passed. Another chapter in my life completed. I am 34 years old and have two children and a husband. There is no nursing school where I live, so I had to leave during the week and rent a home in another town 5 hours away. I would travel home on the weekends to see my family. Time did fly by, but I sure hated those Sundays when I had to say goodbye to my kids to leave for school for another week.
  10. by   2stush4u
    Congratulations IdahoGirl on your hard work and dedication. I agree it isn't a walk in the park but it can be done. I myself graduated May '06 LPN-RN and I am waiting for my ATT, I had a 1 1/2 hour commute daily up and down (other programs I would have to wait 2 yrs) so my cousin and I did the drive. It's hard work..but it's worth it. Congrats again on your success..I am sure your family is happy to have you back. :smiley_aa
  11. by   nursecrosier
    Wow Idahogirl! I applaud you for your dedication. CONGRATS on your RN I feel even more motivated now to do this. Thanks! I really needed to hear that.
  12. by   jksapphire
    Quote from tweedle
    this is my first time posting so i hope i am doing this correctly.
    i have been researching different publishers for the lpn to rn.
    can anyone out there help me out:
    what is the difference between rue and college network?
    i am trying to figure out which one to go with.
    i am in my mid 40's. i have been an lpn for 25yrs and actually have been away from hands on nursing for about 8yrs, (iam a work comp nurse).
    i am not sure i would even be a candidate for this type of program due to being away from hands on.
    however when i looked at a co workers program from college network i looked thru the test at the end and aced it so i thought maybe i can do this.
    so any help, insite or advice anyone has ---i would be happy to read it.
    absolutely, you can do this! i met with a college network rep and, after she told me which classes i need, i went on ebay to buy the study materials she showed me. i am just getting started and found this to be a lot lest expensive. so, don't get in a hurry to sign a contract with anyone until you have checked them both out. just my 2 cents' worth..........
  13. by   nurse1717
    Miss older nurse too. Let's say over 50, one class away from my excelsior rn program, 2nd career- have worked in a smaller hospital in northern california for over a year now. (3 kids and working on my 4th house purchase!) ready for my rn! good luck to all student nurses--diligent perseverance is the secret to reaching your goal-regardless of age!

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