LPN returning to RN school (bridge) after 10 years, need advice!

  1. Hi All!

    I recently enrolled in the local community college's LPN-RN bridge program and was accepted. I have to satisfy pre-req's before I can complete the last two RN semesters. I have a moderate anxiety disorder and I'm a tad bit worried that I'll have some problems with my anxiety in RN school - so I've decided to take it over a 2 1/2 year period. When all the pre-req's are done (and electives and A&P which I plan on doing the 3rd semester), this is what my schedule will look like....

    4th Semester
    N201 Maternal/ChildNursing [5credit] [clinical component]
    N202 Psychiatric Nursing [5credit] [clinical component]
    N203 Managing Pt. Care [1credit]

    5th Semester
    N204 Adult Med-Surge NSG [9credit] [clinical component]
    N205 Professional Seminar [1credit]

    .. does this sound like possibly a do-able course load? Any thoughts or advice on how to get through it? Also, what do you think the clinical schedule will be like? Any help will be greatly appreceated!

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  4. by   classicdame
    you are the only one who knows what you are capable of doing. Some people work, go to school and raise kids. The trick is to focus on what you are doing NOW, not what might happen in the future. Give the homework 100% for a period of time, then set it aside and do something else. You might ask your health insurance provider if there is any coverage for counseling. A professional might be able to give you tools to help decrease the number and intensity of anxiety attacks. GOOD LUCK!! Keep us informed.
  5. by   JoyfulNurseLPN
    Classic - Thank you so much for your insight! I've decided I'll cross those bridges when I come to them
    and try to take things slow, reminding myself to take one day at a time. I know I can do this, I feel
    it in my bones!

    I know there are plenty of full time mom's and dads that go back to nursing school full time and do very well,
    so I shouldn't really have that much of a problem.

    <3 J