Quote from hannahintheory
I was thinking an LPN, just because I am not sure I can pass the Math part of the NET to get into and RN program...
Aren't LPNs required to know & understand basic math? And why wouldn't an LPN student be given a math assessment test, too, before starting the program?
I'm not trying to offend anyone, especially the OP. It's just the comment doesn't make sense to me. I could see where maybe schools are not putting as much emphasis on teaching LPN students about IVs and drip rates(although I had to learn it right along with the RNs at my school). But isn't the rest important?
Maybe I just went to a more demanding tech school. I mean, it was not only required of students to take a math assessment test prior to starting a nursing program(RN or LPN), but you also had to take a Pharmecology class during 1st semester right along with Theory & clinicals.
Also, wouldn't an employer want to be 100% sure that every nurse(LPN or RN) they hire is capable of safely administering medications w/o overdosing patients? Again, maybe it's just me. But when I started working at the hospital as an LPN, I was given the hospital's own "nursing math" assessment test before I could set foot on the floor &/or do anything with meds. It did not matter that the school I attended had already tested me or that I passed a Pharmecology course. The hospital had to cover it's arse too.