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Its official!! I said yes I will accept the offer to join the Spring 2019 LPN-RN cohort. I am so excited and nervous. Honestly, I am having mixed emotions about it. Sometimes I wonder if I am getting in over my head. My coworkers think I am an excellent nurse (been nursing on med-surg for 9 years) but sometimes I second guess myself. Any tips on what to expect from transitioning from a LPN to RN?

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Any tips on what to expect from transitioning from a LPN to RN?

Congratulations, MomtaRN2B, on your acceptance!

Since you have 9 years of experience under your belt and know what goes on, I wouldn't expect you'd have too many surprises.

One reason I transitioned from to RN after working as an LPN for 7 years was that I did pretty much what I saw the RNs doing, so I thought, "What the heck?"

But I did have one surprise: The paycheck.

And that was a really nice surprise!

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Congratulations! I am in a bridge program myself!

I was quite nervous about doing it, at first, because of increased responsibility, and whatnot. But you have already been on MedSurg for years. Most big cities won't even let an LPN work anywhere in the actual hospitals, so you are already far ahead of the game.

Good luck!

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When I was in the RN program we had 3 lpns transfer in 3rd semester. They struggled and the main reason was they had been out of school for awhile. By the time we were 3rd semester we were in the what i like to call "groove". Knew when and how to study and balance life/school.

So my best advice would be to go in full tilt, study, study, study to get up to that speed fast. The work load is heavier. Clinicals, tests and papers and presentations on top of all that. So clear your schedule and dig in. Good Luck!

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@ Davey Do

I kind of do the same thing except for a few skills or tasks. I guess I feel like I am in a safety zone as a LPN. The pay would be a nice incentive.

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@ manda su

I think that is my problem with increased responsibility. It makes me nervous just thinking about it. Hopefully these jitters will leave once my class starts in January.

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When I was in the RN program we had 3 lpns transfer in 3rd semester. They struggled and the main reason was they had been out of school for awhile. By the time we were 3rd semester we were in the what i like to call "groove". Knew when and how to study and balance life/school.

So my best advice would be to go in full tilt, study, study, study to get up to that speed fast. The work load is heavier. Clinicals, tests and papers and presentations on top of all that. So clear your schedule and dig in. Good Luck!

Thanks for the advice!! Any advice is very much appreciated!

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Congrats and best wishes on your new adventure!

Thanks I am really nervous about all this. Hopefully it will go away soon!

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