Anybody doing nursing with a friend, family member, etc?

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Hello everybody!

My nursing program starts on July 27th and I'm curious to see if anybody else besides me is doing their LVN program with a family member, friend, etc. Well I just finished with a school for medical assisting and I will be starting LVN soon. I did my MA program with my mom because it would give her something to do since she is unemployed and wanted a career. We both thought the MA program we were enrolled in was ok, but we really had no interest in medical assisting. So we both decided that we would go into an LVN program together (I have been wanting to be a nurse forever, lol) and I talked my mom into getting a career in nursing. Once I am finished with LVN, I plan on doing an LVN to RN bridge program, but my mom just wants to stay an LVN. I just think it would be best for her to do LVN-RN bridge program with me also, but she doesn't want to be in school forever and I also think it has something to do with her age (she is only 46, lol)! I know I can't pressure her into anything, but she does have permanent custody of my 3 year old nephew that she has to take care of and it would be best for her to also become an RN so she can not only make her life better, but my nephew's life better also. ;) Well thats my story. Is anybody else doing LVN or RN programs with a family member, friend, etc??

ZanatuBelmont

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Specializes in Rehabilitation; LTC; Med-Surg.
Hello everybody!

My nursing program starts on July 27th and I'm curious to see if anybody else besides me is doing their LVN program with a family member, friend, etc. Well I just finished with a school for medical assisting and I will be starting LVN soon. I did my MA program with my mom because it would give her something to do since she is unemployed and wanted a career. We both thought the MA program we were enrolled in was ok, but we really had no interest in medical assisting. So we both decided that we would go into an LVN program together (I have been wanting to be a nurse forever, lol) and I talked my mom into getting a career in nursing. Once I am finished with LVN, I plan on doing an LVN to RN bridge program, but my mom just wants to stay an LVN. I just think it would be best for her to do LVN-RN bridge program with me also, but she doesn't want to be in school forever and I also think it has something to do with her age (she is only 46, lol)! I know I can't pressure her into anything, but she does have permanent custody of my 3 year old nephew that she has to take care of and it would be best for her to also become an RN so she can not only make her life better, but my nephew's life better also. ;) Well thats my story. Is anybody else doing LVN or RN programs with a family member, friend, etc??

First, congratulations - LVN nursing school will change your life!

About your mother. I don't think you should pressure her into doing the LVN-to-RN bridge. When she finishes the program, she will know what she wants to do. Many people remain an LVN their entire lives and there is nothing wrong with that. Your mother can earn up to and around $20/hr at a nursing home easily as an LVN, which comes out to about $40,000/yr. Sure, she may not be rich, but she will be reasonably comfortable. Besides, my mother, an RN travel nurse, has made $90,000/yr for about six years now, and you know what? All that money and she's still in debt. So, don't go out there chasing the money or thinking it will make your life better. It doesn't always happen like that.

I think it's great that you and your mother are going in the program together. There is a mother and daughter in my class and they have provided a support for one another. Mommy doesn't want to fail in front of her child, and her daughter wants to prove herself, so she does well. It can be a positive situation!

justiceforjoy

172 Posts

I'm in LPN school with my sister, though she is a few months ahead of me because we started in different intakes. It works out pretty well, because we feed off each other's knowledge.

Specializes in Long Term, Psych, Dementia, Rehab.

i am going through lpn school with both of my best friends. i thought it was so ironic that all 3 of us got in at the same time in the same class. it works out nice for us because we carpool, study together, sometimes even crash at each others house, and are there for each other because as you know nursing school can get stressful. of course things were not always rosey but at the end of the day we knew what came first. thank goodness that we are entering our final semester. anyways :ancong!: on your decision to go back to school.

:heartbeatnina, student nurse:heartbeat

I went to LPN school with my mom. We occ. were in different classes, but for the most part were together. We did have different clinicals most of the time. It was great I think. We helped each other study and occ saved money on books when one of us already took the class the other was about to take. We both worked full time on top of going to school full time so it was really the only time we had to see each other. We both have talked about going back, but the time has not been right yet. Perhaps some day. :nurse:

Specializes in Medical Administrator 2 yrs.

i agree i dont think you should pressure your mom into doing anything even as a lpn she can make pretty good money. I presured my sister to do MA with me. I went to MA school with my sister and towards the end she hated it signed out and went for Pharmacy school at the end of the day whats the point of pressuring her to go if deep down thats not what she wants to do. just speaking fom expirience

a-jjenkins

2 Posts

My husband and I are starting our LPN program together in August.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

102 Articles; 27,612 Posts

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

My friend and I are both LVNs, and we have been attending an LPN-to-RN bridge program together.

crystal25

35 Posts

Specializes in CNA.

My friend in I are in LPN school together but we go on different days. We started off being one another back bone than her boyfriend joined. Now we just share are test scores.

Hi, Congratulations!

My mom was actually re-accepted this semester already(they take care of those first) and then they proceed to the newbies.I applied for the Lpn for this semester, so i'm hoping i get in so we can study together and stuff!!

blt3535

25 Posts

Hi there! I am doing an LPN program with my brother. I am a few months ahead of him, but as he is full time day and i am part time evening, he will eventually pass me. Next quarter we will share the same classes, and then he will go ahead. I'm excited though, b/c then he can give me the tricks of the trade and books that won't be as expensive!

Its funny, we share a class right now, and we are so competitive...we thrive off it, always have. He takes a test, lets me know what he got (different teachers) and then when I take mine we compare. Right now- Im winning!

He just grumbles while I pump my fist :) But we both love it- gives us motivation!

kikwon89

83 Posts

Wow! I am in LPN school and will be done in this upcoming July! You know, I always wished I wouldn't have had to go through nursing school with a bunch of strangers that really don't give a damn whether or not I pass. I always wished that one of my best friends or one of my siblings would've started this program with me and that I was able to share that pain and hardworking with someone that I actually care about and support by. Unfortunately, it never happened for me since I'm a dude with a bunch of guy friends that are not interested in nursing at all and my parents were never confident enough to start back in school. I think it's amazing that you and your mom are able to aim for the same purpose and the same goal and I hope that you guys will be working together in a same field and taking lunch break together everyday. I want that real bad.

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