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I was in my 8th month of a 12 month LPN program when a very close friend of mine passed away in a car accident. After speaking with my adviser, I was given the week off for grieving and planned to return the following week. Upon returning to school the Health Science Director called me in for a meeting stating my allowed missed time had been surpassed and I would have to be put on Administrative leave, and could return the following year. I was completely heart broken after all the hard work I had done. The new year has begun and my life has completely changed. I am expecting my second child and have been promoted at my full-time home health agency. I am incredibly apprehensive about going back to school. I want nothing more than to become a nurse and further my career, but have somewhat lost my desire to be in school. Should I go back to the LPN program I was once in, or should I look for a different school or maybe a 2 year RN program which is what I want to work for.

Thank you all in advance for your input!!

It all depends - you need to step back and look at it from an objective point of view. Will your credits transfer well to another school? Maybe you just need some time off to fire up your desire? We started Christmas break nearly 3 weeks ago and at the beginning, I was DREADING going back to class - all that stress and lost family/fun time...yuck. But now that vacation is almost over, I want to go back to school. I think you're just sad, irritated, disappointed...and you're still grieving over the loss of your friend.

You definitely SHOULD go back - you will hate yourself if you don't, believe me. Just take a little break to think and figure things out. You just need a bit of time.

I'm sorry about your friend and I'm sorry that your school treated you like crap - that's not right what they did - but don't let that deter you from realizing your dreams. The best things in life are difficult to attain.

I am so sorry for your loss.

If it is feasible, I would definitely look into applying to RN programs. As you very well know, life is something that no one should ever take for granted. Why put off for tomorrow what you can do today? If being an RN is what you want to "work for", then finish any existing pre- or co-reqs. and and apply to RN schooyour .:clown:


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