knowledge before LPN class

  1. I plan to start LPN classes in springtime. It has been forever since I took a science course. What would current LPN students recommend that I work on first? medical terminology, cells, blood, nervous system, etc? Just choose one for me. Thank you.
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  3. by   ___Mimi__
    It's been awhile since both my LVN and RN programs, but I'll take a stab.

    For the LVN program, we started with basics like hand washing, infection control, hygiene, etc. So if you could find some reputable YouTube videos on those things, you could watch and learn.

    For my RN program, which was LVN transition, more of a general start involving medical terminology and pharmacology basics. We had to learn/use Dimensional Analysis for solving med-math problems, which was tough for some students.

    I don't know if this has been helpful at all, but I hope it was at least a little bit.

    Good luck!
  4. by   aquakenn
    Thanks. It sounds like I will be learning a lot from my upcoming HHA class. I will study med term, med-math, pharmacology, etd. This is VERY helpful!!
  5. by   ___Mimi__
    Quote from aquakenn
    Thanks. It sounds like I will be learning a lot from my upcoming HHA class. I will study med term, med-math, pharmacology, etd. This is VERY helpful!!
    Sounds like you'll have a good start!

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