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by learningriss learningriss (Member) Member

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Hello i'm interested in the medical field i wanted to help people it was either dentist or nurse. thing is i'm not that smart i sorta have a learning disability sometime its hard to process things in my head its like i can remember things one day but next day it gets hard to remember. I did struggle in highschool senior year i study study study next day i just remember chemistry related stuff i don't know why. I'm hoping can i cope being a lvn? i'm aiming for a lvn and i'm almost 28 years old never got the chance to go to college so decided i want to take lvn courses.

is it easy to find jobs in the cleburne, tx district? I can't aford to move at all sadly so i have to have a job here.

are lvn job easy to find these days? if i have to work in home care department how much do lvns make there?

how long can i stay a lvn? since i feel like i'm starting a tad late as i'm almost 28 .

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am i alowd to bump this, i wish i get answers asap.

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pickled_tink specializes in Nursing student.

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It's never to late to return to school. You must be certain what your academic plan is. If your desire is to help people, then take the CNA course at your local community college. It's a beginning, and also a prerequisite for the LVN program. Do some research on the internet for LVN salary in your area. I think LVN's roughly make $18 to $22/hr. This is the profession I've elected and I'm due to start the program this summer. Good luck with your endeavours!.. oh.. also! Apply for financial aid! at fasfa.gov once you've enrolled into college!

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there are cna classes but its in a different area and don't know my way there. is it actually easy finding a lvn job if i can't aford to move anwhere else

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It's never too late to go to school, and don't let anything hold you back! Try Try and try again. I feel as though I have trouble retaining information, but i still continue on! I don't know about schools offered in Texas, BUT I do know that if they offer a LVN/ LPN program at a community college in your area; that all community colleges offer a disabilities program. In the diabilities program you can take a quick test, or get a letter from your primary care physician stating a alittle bit about your disabiliy to bring in. This test (or letter) will allow you to take the tests for your classes with a proctor, the proctor will allow you more time to take your tests. Never stop trying to achieve your goals!!

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thanks :) i'll never give up i'll be enjoying helping people also. at least i have nothing to disturb so i can focus on studying.

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do i need to learn anymore courses?

Required Pre-Requisites Sem. Hours

PSYC 2301 General Psychology ............................................................................................................ 3

BIOL 2401 Anatomy & Physiology I ........................................................................................................ 4

BIOL 2402 Anatomy & Physiology II ....................................................................................................... 4

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VNSG 1216 Nutrition .............................................................................................................................. 2

VNSG 1360 Clinical I Practical Nursing (LPN Training) .......................................................................... 3

VNSG 1500 Nursing in Health & Illness I ................................................................................................ 5

VNSG 1461 Clinical II Practical Nursing (LPN Training) ......................................................................... 4

VNSG 1509 Nursing in Health & Illness II ............................................................................................... 5

VNSG 1510 Nursing in Health & Illness III .............................................................................................. 5

VNSG 1330 Maternal Neonatal Nursing ................................................................................................. 3

VNSG 1331 Pharmacology ..................................................................................................................... 3

VNSG 1334 Pediatrics ............................................................................................................................ 3

+VNSG 1462 Clinical III Practical Nursing (LPN Training) ...................................................................... 4

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do i need to learn anything beside this? what is important?

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pickled_tink specializes in Nursing student.

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I would suggest you consult with a counselor at your community college for the program you elect.

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would it be wise to work as a cna if i work as a cna how do ppl do it work and school? isn't there times they open?

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pickled_tink specializes in Nursing student.

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I get the impression that you are not a CNA? or registered at your local community college. Most colleges require that you complete the CNA course and be licensed before applying to the LVN program, also anatomy and physiology are prerequisites as well. So yes, I believe it would be beneficial to certify as a CNA. Working and going to school is never easy. I am about to begin my LVN summer semester and am trying to figure out how I can supplement my income with financial aid. So to research the internet. You'd be surprised how much information you can find just surfing websites. I would suggest consulting with your community college advisors. Get their catalog and Continuing Education literature. It was mentioned that the workforce commission/unemployment office can also help you. Look at your options and good luck!

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Christine2009 specializes in Pediatrics, OB/GYN, ER, Geriatrics.

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Hello i'm interested in the medical field i wanted to help people it was either dentist or nurse. thing is i'm not that smart i sorta have a learning disability sometime its hard to process things in my head its like i can remember things one day but next day it gets hard to remember. I did struggle in highschool senior year i study study study next day i just remember chemistry related stuff i don't know why. I'm hoping can i cope being a lvn? i'm aiming for a lvn and i'm almost 28 years old never got the chance to go to college so decided i want to take lvn courses.

is it easy to find jobs in the cleburne, tx district? I can't aford to move at all sadly so i have to have a job here.

are lvn job easy to find these days? if i have to work in home care department how much do lvns make there?

how long can i stay a lvn? since i feel like i'm starting a tad late as i'm almost 28 .

I am 42 years old with a learning disability and pursuing my LVN. I am an honor student at my school and work as well as a Medical Assistant. I study my butt off to obtain the grades I have. It is not easy but doable. You are never to old to go back to school!

The LVN program is intense, but you just have to keep studying and seek out a tutor when needed. I encourage you to not allow a learning disablity label stop you from achieving your dreams. I was told in high school that I would never become a nurse and now I am 9 months away from graduating!

Best of luck to you!

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