Well, we have 5 months to go before graduation from the LPN program.
Most of us are feeling scared to death and like we don't know nearly enough to actually be nurses yet!
This last semester is:
Med-surg I lec, lab and clincals from Jan 8 - Feb 11 (we've already worked on med surg floors for clincals the two previous semesters but the courses were called other things)
Med-surg II lec, lab and clincals from Feb 12 - March 14
(plus pharm 3 is mixed in with the med-surg I & II courses)
Practicum (basically working fulltime as a nurse with a preceptor) March 16- the last week in April
Finals week - first week in May
Sheesh......we just feel like we still have soooo much to experience and learn, that it can't be possible that we are almost done.
I'm thinking that we'll leave the practicum having learned a whole lot.
But is this "normal" to feel like we still dont know anything and are so close to being nurses? I'm getting excited to see a light at the end of this tunnel but getting worried and anxious feeling like I dont know diddley-squat!
(but I did make the Dean's List this semester!
so I must have learned something...right??? LOL!)