I got accepted!!

  1. Well, I got accepted into the LPN Program of my choice after my first trial. I applied this spring, and they offered me a spot for this fall. I almost cried because I had to turn it down due to my pregnancy and my husband being deployed. The Nursing Program Coordinator was very sweet and said that they'd keep my spot for three years! They are going to contact me again when the next cycle starts next spring, next fall, etc. That made me feel a bit better; at least I don't have to go back to the end of the line again and have a ton of other applicants ahead of me.

    Feels great to have passed that hurdle. Now I can only hope that I won't forget everything that I learned in my pre-reqs until then.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   TheCommuter
    Congratulations, future nurse!
  4. by   EricJRN
    That's excellent news! The wait will be worth it.
  5. by   Northstar Angel
    WOHOO

    congratulations!!!!!! Finally, a reward for all your hard work.. and behind door #1 - even MORE hard work

    WTG!!
  6. by   fmrnicumom
    Congratulations!!! I bet it feels great!

    Tiffany
  7. by   LMRN10
    Oh that is wonderful news!!! Congratulations!!!
  8. by   Jenpea71
    Lamie,
    Congrats! I have a couple of questions for you. Did your LPN program (LVN here in California) require prereqs? What about an entrance exam? If so, how difficult was that? We have an LVN program here through an occupational center that I am considering as it will take years to get into an RN program through the community colleges here. I am close in age to you and have a young son at home. Your thoughts?
    Thanks!
  9. by   Lamie
    Thanks everybody for the well-wishes! I'm excited, even though I'll have to wait another year before I can start.

    Jenpea, this program only required four pre-reqs; English 101, Biology 118 (which is human biology), Psychology 101, and either pre-calculus or a math for health occupation class, which was offered exclusively through that college. I passed all of my pre-reqs with an A, and the minimum to be eligible for this program is a B in all pre-reqs. I did not find it very hard to complete the pre-reqs, but I've heard some pretty scary stories about the actual LPN program. I talked to someone who just graduated from it, and he said that it was very brutal. Out of 60 students at the beginning, only 14 graduated. He said that the workload is insane, and that the instructors did not care AT ALL about someone's personal life. One of the student's mother died, and she missed three instruction days and subsequently several tests. She struggled to make it up and her GPA dropped considerably. On average, there were 6-7 tests a week, and you had to learn very fast. He also mentioned how condescending and belittling the instructors were to almost every student, and that the whole program felt very militaristic. He should know, he was in the military for six years.

    Even though all this sounds scary, I"m still determined to go through it. However, I now know for sure that I'll wait until my DH is back from Iraq and can help me with the kids. There is no way I could do this without someone around to help out, and the former LPN student told me that this program takes a heavy toll on relationships, marriages, children, etc. At least I can prepare myself mentally for 11 months of "hell".
  10. by   MAmom81
    Quote from Lamie
    Thanks everybody for the well-wishes! I'm excited, even though I'll have to wait another year before I can start.

    Jenpea, this program only required four pre-reqs; English 101, Biology 118 (which is human biology), Psychology 101, and either pre-calculus or a math for health occupation class, which was offered exclusively through that college. I passed all of my pre-reqs with an A, and the minimum to be eligible for this program is a B in all pre-reqs. I did not find it very hard to complete the pre-reqs, but I've heard some pretty scary stories about the actual LPN program. I talked to someone who just graduated from it, and he said that it was very brutal. Out of 60 students at the beginning, only 14 graduated. He said that the workload is insane, and that the instructors did not care AT ALL about someone's personal life. One of the student's mother died, and she missed three instruction days and subsequently several tests. She struggled to make it up and her GPA dropped considerably. On average, there were 6-7 tests a week, and you had to learn very fast. He also mentioned how condescending and belittling the instructors were to almost every student, and that the whole program felt very militaristic. He should know, he was in the military for six years.

    Even though all this sounds scary, I"m still determined to go through it. However, I now know for sure that I'll wait until my DH is back from Iraq and can help me with the kids. There is no way I could do this without someone around to help out, and the former LPN student told me that this program takes a heavy toll on relationships, marriages, children, etc. At least I can prepare myself mentally for 11 months of "hell".
    Well congratulationsI bet that is a great feeling!!! I am 31 with two boys and I will be attending LVN Nursing school in August 2009!!! and without my husbands support I could not do it alone either. I wish your family the best, keep us posted!!!
  11. by   caliotter3
    Well congratulations on your accomplishment!!!
    At least that is one worry off your mind. It is also a good thing that your friend has given you an objective heads up so you can prepare yourself mentally and physically for what lies ahead. Take the time to work on your physical fitness. I found that I could tolerate the stresses of nursing school (and everything else) a lot better, the more fit I was. Good luck to you and hope to be hearing about your successes in the future.

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