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Hi guys!

 

I just got accepted into an LVN program in Hayward, CA. I will start school school next month. (September)

And im just really excited and a little nervous i must say. If anyone has any advice for me before school starts, or what should i expect, and also if there's any LVN reading this, how do you like your job? My plan is to finish LVN and work to get some experience and then shoot for the LVN to RN bridge. I appreciate it guys!

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Hi!

I am in the same boat as you, except I start in October! Congrats to US:yeah: I am anxious to start so I can begin this journey, but I'm sooooo nervous!!:chair: I often think what if I can't do this or fail? I'm excited to finally say I am a nursing student, but nervous as well!

Good Luck!:clown:

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angeloa22 works as a Photographer..

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Hey flawless! Yay! Congrats to us! Well what ie learned so far is that things sometimes doesn't make sense to us but If we spend the time to sit down and commit to learning then it will all make sense. Have you done any medical background? Job? School?

Ps. How can you fail web your "flawless" ;) haha

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Hey Angeloa22!

LOL! I have been a cna for 5+ yrs now and have completed all my pre req's. So I know I can do it, because I'm very determined and have a great support system w/ my family. But I guess its the unknown that scares me & nursing classes are very different than pre req's! Don't get me wrong pre req's weren't a walk in the park either, but nursing is a different mind set. U have to learn to think critically, how to prioritize etc... We can do it! And before u know it we will be graduating & saying what were we nervous for?!

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Congrats, you guys! Keep us posted here on the site as you go through your programs. Very exciting!!!

:yeah::yeah:

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angeloa22 works as a Photographer..

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@Flawless - That's good that you have some experience under your belt. I've taken some classes in our local hospital and been working as a home manager in a Carehome Facity for 6 years. My whole family is also in the medical field so to be honest that's a lot of pressure on me. But I believe I can do it. I will have to drive 1 hour and 20 min everyday but I'm sure it'll be worth it!

And for the person on top^ thank you!

I want to be a regular on this

Forum but it's so hard to have a

Discussion with everyone here! lol

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Selene006 has 10 years experience.

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I've been working as an LPN for almost 2 years now and I've got a few more months left until I graduate with my BSN. Working as an LPN has made the LPN-BSN bridge very manageable. I work every weekend and have the weekdays free to devote completely to school, studying, and clinical.

Good luck!

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@Selene

Thank you for the input. Do you work at a hospital or a nursing home? Ive read so much stuff about lpn'd not being able to get a job in the hospital.. Well anyway, goodluck with the BSN! I'm hoping to accomplish as much as you did one day! :)

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@Selene

Thank you for the input. Do you work at a hospital or a nursing home? Ive read so much stuff about lpn'd not being able to get a job in the hospital.. Well anyway, goodluck with the BSN! I'm hoping to accomplish as much as you did one day! :)

Hi angeloa22!

I used to work in a nursing home in the subacute rehab/ long term care unit. Now I work at a rehab hospital and do some homecare work in between. In Masschusetts, it's harder for an LPN to get a hospital job (unless they've been working there for umpteen years), but it's not impossible. I love being a nurse! Some days are harder than others but there's nothing else that I can see myself doing!

Getting through school is just half the battle, but you can do it!

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Hi angeloa22!

I used to work in a nursing home in the subacute rehab/ long term care unit. Now I work at a rehab hospital and do some homecare work in between. In Masschusetts, it's harder for an LPN to get a hospital job (unless they've been working there for umpteen years), but it's not impossible. I love being a nurse! Some days are harder than others but there's nothing else that I can see myself doing!

Getting through school is just half the battle, but you can do it!

I LOVE your attitude! Your patients are fortunate to have such a committed nurse caring for them. :)

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@selene

That's awesome! I'm really excited for school and can't wait to start this new journey. I'm based in California and hopefully i can find a job in a hospital later on. But i do want to experience Nursing Homes. I plan to take the bride to RN later on in the future. Thats my ultimate goal. :)

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laughing weasel works as a Lvn in home care.

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Study hard but do not get overly stressed. Make sure you right down everything step by step and practice it that way and you should be a nurse in no time.

Ps. congrats.

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