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8 courses to start, is this normal for an LPN program?

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Hello everyone,

I'm starting LPN school this March, I have been visiting my LPN school website quite often looking at their passing rate averages etc. because I'm getting really excited to start. The other day I was on the school website and it really hit me like WOW! I'm going to have 8 courses to start the program over the duration of 13 weeks. Out of these 8 courses 3 of them are A&P, Calculation of Drug Dosage and Pharmacology 1. I'm not saying that I can't do it (I'm a really self-driven ambitious person), but I always told myself that even when I start college I would never take on 6 classes at once let along 8 because that's just A LOT! I was just wondering is this the norm for an 15month LPN program? Is this why most people recommend going straight for RN because you get to set your own class schedule (for prereqs) and still be able to work? Thanks for all responses in advance :) !

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Okay if each class is a 3 credit hour course then that is 24 credit hours - that is really a lot.

Is this self-scheduled?

Do you work? Family obligations? Is this the only semester you will have this load?

I would consider maybe cutting one or two classes if you have other activities like work, family, etc.

Best wishes.

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w292737 has 2 years experience.

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Is this all 8 in one semester or just the first year?

Here, even for LPN, you need to finish the Gen Eds before you start the LPN courses.

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Okay if each class is a 3 credit hour course then that is 24 credit hours - that is really a lot.

Is this self-scheduled?

Do you work? Family obligations? Is this the only semester you will have this load?

I would consider maybe cutting one or two classes if you have other activities like work, family, etc.

Best wishes.

No, it's not self scheduled and I work for NOW, but when this program starts I will only be able to work maybe every other weekends on Saturday and I do have a family.

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Is this all 8 in one semester or just the first year?

Here, even for LPN, you need to finish the Gen Eds before you start the LPN courses.

This is all in one semester that last for 13 weeks, no gen ed courses required here for an LPN program. I only had to take the entrance exam.

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Maybe the eight courses are spread out over the semester? Like they do with "modules"?

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