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Specializes in Onco, palliative care, PCU, HH, hospice.

Hi all. I just graduated LPN school this past may and work weekend nights (fri, sat, sun) on a medical tele unit. Tomorrow is my first day of school at the local community college, I'm working on my general courses to do the LPN-RN bridge. This semester I'm taking Human Anat. and Phys. 1, College Composition, and Developmental Psych. I'll have class every Tues, Wedns, and Thurs. Just a little nervous about doing school and working full time, granted I worked part time as a CNA while going to LPN school, I'm still just nervous about being able to "pull it off". Anyone else out there heading back to school soon going to be working full time?

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I work full time doing 16-hour weekend doubles as an LVN at a nursing home. For the past year, I have attended school full time at my local community college, and have amassed 34 college credits in less than 12 months with a 3.882 grade point average to date. Next semester I'll only take 8 credit hours. I'm registered for A&P and microbiology.

I wish you luck! :)

scallywags

Specializes in OB/GYN.

Hi all. I just graduated LPN school this past may and work weekend nights (fri, sat, sun) on a medical tele unit. Tomorrow is my first day of school at the local community college, I'm working on my general courses to do the LPN-RN bridge. This semester I'm taking Human Anat. and Phys. 1, College Composition, and Developmental Psych. I'll have class every Tues, Wedns, and Thurs. Just a little nervous about doing school and working full time, granted I worked part time as a CNA while going to LPN school, I'm still just nervous about being able to "pull it off". Anyone else out there heading back to school soon going to be working full time?

While I was going to LVN school, I was also taking classes at the community college. I graduated in May and enrolled over the summer and now in the fall. I am taking my last two pre req classes (all my general ed is done). I go 4 nites a week, Microbiology and Physiology, both with labs. I am working part time right now, until I get my LVN license and hopefully will get a full time job in nursing.

I think anything is possible if you really want it. I will admit, there are things in my life which suffer. I have learned to prioritize my time and use it wisely. If I have 15 minutes free, I will review my class notes rather than talking on the phone with a friend.

Stay positive and study smart. Some of the things I do to help with the work load of school is to take great class notes. If you can, record the lecture. I also leave a two inch margin on the left side of my note book (divide w/ a line). When I go back to review the class notes, I can write in any additional information from the text book that is helpful. Review your notes within 12/18 hours to increase the transfer of ST memory to LT memory. Flash cards and study groups are helpful, but groups need to stay on focus or else they can be a waste of precious time.

Good luck! You will do great!

jelorde37

Specializes in LTC, cardiac, ortho rehab.

itll be hard, but not impossible. try it out. i work two days a week on a noc shift and i go to school monday-friday. i found out that the hardest part about my schedule is readjusting my biological clock every week. but just like i said, its hard but not impossible.

My kids are finally grown & gone & I've been an LPN for a long time, so I have decided to go to the LPN/RN Bridge program. I work fr, sa & su nights & am taking 2 classes this semester, Soc. & Computer. The 2 classes & books cost about $400 I had no idea that it would be this expensive.

Courses Required for Associate Degree Nursing Bridge Option:

  • ENG 111
  • ENG 114 ( or ENG 113 and COM 231)
  • SOC 215
  • CIS 110 ( must have been taken in the last five years)
  • BIO 168 ( must be a "C" or higher)
  • BIO 169 ( must be a "C" or higher)
  • Humanities Elective

These must be completed prior to signing up, then there are only 3 semesters of ADN classes.

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