Lpntxn1 (1,929 Views)
Joined May 3, '09.
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I love when they say, " take the day off and get your paperwork done." haha! some day off. I do love my job, so what is the answer to avoid staying up late doing paperwork.
I find it easier to keep a steady income doing extended care rather than intermittent visits. Often you can get 40 hours a week with the same patient and if your agency allows overtime, you may have the opportunity to work overtime.
to everyone getting ready to start galen, dont buy any books , until they tell you the ones you need for sure. i graduate july 16, evening lpn, and when i started they gave me a book list, i ordered every book, spent $1000. and only ended up using 3 or 4 of them, and some of the books they ended up changing on us and we had to go and buy different ones again.. so wait!!!!!!!! be patient!!! and order them online, dont use edmap, its costs a lot more.. good luck to you all!!!!!!!
Hi Acorne! I had my financial aid appointment on May 19th and I haven't purchased anything yet. I still have to get shoes, uniforms, and equipment. Also books, but they will not put the new book list on until sometime in July.
I did purchase one book though. I found the new edition of the Medical Terminology on ebay, brand new with the access code and cd for $30, so I went ahead and got it so that I could learn some of the information before classes start.
Anyways, you are fine. There is really nothing that you can do until you get through your financial aid appointment and make sure that everything is going to work out there. I don't think that any of us has had any
problems at the fin. aid appt., so it should be fine!
I think that the medical stuff is a pain myself. If you have your childhood records, then you are good.
Good luck at your appointment! :spin:
While I am not over 40, I am 35, so close enough, right?! Going from accounting field to nursing is a welcome change for me. I couldn't have handled nursing school in my twenties, I had too many things to do and people to see! Now that I am a little older and wiser and have a child to support, I am much more confident I can handle whatever comes my way! I'm actually paying for my education now, so I know I HAVE to do well!
We've had enough life experiences to realize there are harder things in life than nursing school, right? I've been through a terrible, terrible divorce:angryfire, had a child born 16 weeks premature, and a whole host of other things. So, I'm trying to look at it like nursing school is NOTHING compared to what I've already endured! I realize I haven't started yet, but this is how I am going to think of it!
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