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by calcap34 calcap34 (New Member) New Member

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Hi, Guys

I'm MeMe and i been out of school for 20 Yrs.And I been trying to go back to school for L.P.N.But i just don't feel like i can learn the materials at all.I talk to my friends, NO HELP I talk to my family NO HELP and if your folks isn't behind you what do you do?(THERE GOES YOUR DREAMS)right out the door.So it makes me feel like a dummie as if they feel i'm not smart enough.I really want this,my mind is sooo... confused if i do get in knowing i have no help to scared i'll fell,and they would say i told her so.

Thx allnurses :bluecry1:

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VIXEN007 specializes in Med-Surg.

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If you really want to do it, stop listening to people that are not positive. Go to a local bookstore and look at some of the books in the nursing section. See if the material is interesting to you. Look at the pre-requesites for the programs in your area. Get a feel for where you are in your knowledge of math and science. You may have to study harder, but that doesn't mean that you cannot succeed if you really want it. Start keeping a file with info on the various programs and requirements. There may be some new programs in your area that fit your needs and what you want. The more research you do, the greater your comfort level and conviction level will be.

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ertravelrn has 14 years experience and specializes in icu,ccu, er, corrections.

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I understand where you are coming from....when I enrolled in Nsg school my mom told me I was not smart enough and my mom-in-law told me I was setting myself up for failure........so I enrolled and studied with other students. I have been an RN for 14 years now......Go For It

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UM Review RN is a ASN, RN and specializes in Utilization Management.

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My father always used to tell me, "You can do anything you put your mind to."

It's true.

You seem to want to be a nurse very much. We need people who aren't afraid to work hard. Go for it.

And keep us updated here, OK? Your family at home might not be too supportive, but you online family right here is very supportive.

:welcome: to the Allnurses Family!:):icon_hug:

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I agree with all the others!!! Go for it and don't let anyone get you down. (Easier said than done when you may not have the best support system.) However it takes hard work and passion to become a nurse. I've just been accepted into nursing school, and trust me I've had my doubts. But I look at it this way, I must be doing something right to get it. You'll succeed too, just take 1 step at a time. A little tip I found out the hard way, it's better to take just 1 or 2 classes and ace them than taking a "full load" and only doing mediocre. Every time you *doubt* yourself think of the reasons why you WANT to be a nurse. Everytime someone in your life is negative, then use that to motivate you even further. I've found the people who are most critical in your life and non-supportive, are the ones who have NOTHING going on in their own life and merely "settle" for a boring life. This doesn't sound like you. Good Luck!!! :monkeydance:

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dolphn545 specializes in Peds HH, LTC.

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I will also agree with the others. If you want something bad enough, set your mind to it and you can do it.

As for family support - I'm sorry that you don't have any. However, once you actually start school you wont' have much time to listen to the BS anyways - you will be too busy studying and proving them wrong!! :nuke:

Good Luck in your decision - You can do it!!

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Watch the Will Smith movie,"The Pursuit of Happyness". The situation isn't exactly the same, but keep in mind it was a true story, and this guy pursued his dream job with CRAAAAZY obstacles and an emotionally unsupportive wife. It will make you feel like you can accomplish ANYTHING, and to he** with the naysayers. Plus, his son Jayden plays his son in the film, and he is a CUTIEPIE!!!

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Daytonite has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt.

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calcap34. . .it so very sad that people close to others do this. you have to forgive them because your family doesn't understand how powerful their negativity is on the people around them. if you know nursing is what you want then you will have to supply some of the positive strokes that you need. as well meaning as i'm sure your family is, they are just not going to understand how important this is. you will have to get help from other sources. the more you are around people who are encouraging, the more likely you are to be successful. i'm listing some weblinks for you to check out. the discover nursing site gives people all kinds of information about nursing and how to become a nurse. the other site is one i discovered very recently that is to help students (of all ages!) learn to study. don't give up. and, good luck!

http://www.discovernursing.com/ - discover nursing

http://www.studygs.net/ - study guides and strategies.

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HI CALCAP! I too, have been out of school for 25 yrs.! I have always worked in the health field and wanted to be a nurse. I found a great LPN school here in Cleveland that doesnt require pre-req. you take all the classes you need during the program like Anatomy, Nursing math,Nutrition I go 5 days a week. If I can make it -you can ! I am 43 with 2 grown children and a 13 yr. old still at home. I have a supportive family . I have my first exams next week and then only have 3 more levels to go and I just started last April. It requiring alot of studying, you don't have to be smart, just know how to memorize-thats all it boils down to. Good luck !!

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I also have some people in my life who are not positive and supportive of me going to school for RN. I refuse to let that hold me back and in fact use that as my motivation to prove them all wrong. It is just a matter of ignorance and possibly even jealousy. Do not let their negativity discourage you,,,,,GO FOR IT!!

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Blee O'Myacin is a BSN, RN and specializes in ED, ICU, Heme/Onc.

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Hi, Guys

I'm MeMe and i been out of school for 20 Yrs.And I been trying to go back to school for L.P.N.But i just don't feel like i can learn the materials at all.I talk to my friends, NO HELP I talk to my family NO HELP and if your folks isn't behind you what do you do?(THERE GOES YOUR DREAMS)right out the door.So it makes me feel like a dummie as if they feel i'm not smart enough.I really want this,my mind is sooo... confused if i do get in knowing i have no help to scared i'll fell,and they would say i told her so.

Thx allnurses :bluecry1:

Good luck to you. You'll find tons of support here. Just take it one class at a time - even one class session at a time if you have to, and just get through it. I found that once I stopped talking to my family about every little thing (parents and in-laws) and just did what I wanted to do, things went a lot easier.

Blee

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I also have a family member tell me that I shouldn't be a nurse because I'm not smart enough..Well I just finished my CNA and started working for Home Health and I like what I do. I got admitted to do my LPN in August. I'm very nervous but I'm preparing myself by reading science and practicing my math skills. I been out of school for 5 years. I met a LPN student who has been out of school for 20 yrs and she motivated me. So go for it!! Keep us posted.

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