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Hi everyone! 

 

Quick question, so I'm ready to go to school to become an LVN and have been accepted to 2 programs so far. Issue is, due to the Pandemic no one can give me an answer as to what to expect next with our future clinicals and the potential lack of hands-on care we will be giving. Social distancing is the reason and I think we all understand that there is loads of uncertainty going on but I'm am completely ready to start my journey for school now more than ever. 

 

Can I have some feedback, opinions? I really need to know if I should go for one of these program offers or if I should just wait until the pandemic is over? One of the schools is stating they expect to be back on campus May 18th, while the other is stating that current cohorts and incoming students will be all online until further notice. 

 

It's not the virus that scares me so much, more so the uncertainty of the curriculum and clinical experience. I don't want to miss anything! 

 

Thank you and take care to everyone in the universe.

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Hello,

Honestly this is a hard question and you're probably going to dislike the  answer I'm about to tell you. Only you can decide. I am currently in a nursing program and with the pandemic going on we have had a lot of changes. Our school is ensuring that we'll graduate on time but it has been hard to keep up with everything that is happening.

I can tell you the curriculum won't be a problem but rather the clinical experiences. Since the pandemic won't truly start to die down until next year this means you might have to delay admissions until Spring next year. If are you someone who prefers organization and having everything planned out then I recommend you wait. With new developments every week, things are always changing. I have had many people in my cohort drop out or fail because they couldn't handle the changes. 

Consider carefully if your schedule is flexible enough to be changed unexpectedly and if you can handle it personally. 

Hopefully this helps, let me know if you have any other questions! 

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On 5/4/2020 at 2:06 PM, LattesandScrubs said:

Hello,

Honestly this is a hard question and you're probably going to dislike the  answer I'm about to tell you. Only you can decide. I am currently in a nursing program and with the pandemic going on we have had a lot of changes. Our school is ensuring that we'll graduate on time but it has been hard to keep up with everything that is happening.

I can tell you the curriculum won't be a problem but rather the clinical experiences. Since the pandemic won't truly start to die down until next year this means you might have to delay admissions until Spring next year. If are you someone who prefers organization and having everything planned out then I recommend you wait. With new developments every week, things are always changing. I have had many people in my cohort drop out or fail because they couldn't handle the changes. 

Consider carefully if your schedule is flexible enough to be changed unexpectedly and if you can handle it personally. 

Hopefully this helps, let me know if you have any other questions! 

Thank you so much for your response LattesAndScrubs! It did help. I have decided to move forward with one of the schools I've been accepted to. I believe this progression to online virtual interaction may become the norm at least until we gain a handle on this virus. I'm flexible and have the time and finances to dedicate to the program. I'm all in! I wish you the best of luck in your program, based on what I'm hearing ppl are dropping out and that online curriculum isn't for them or they would prefer a classroom environment. Those decisions I respect. But, I may as well use this time to change careers and go towards something I have always wanted to do. 

Take care and keep up the good work in your program! Don't lose sight of your goal. God bless. 

On 5/4/2020 at 2:06 PM, LattesandScrubs said:

Hello,

Honestly this is a hard question and you're probably going to dislike the  answer I'm about to tell you. Only you can decide. I am currently in a nursing program and with the pandemic going on we have had a lot of changes. Our school is ensuring that we'll graduate on time but it has been hard to keep up with everything that is happening.

I can tell you the curriculum won't be a problem but rather the clinical experiences. Since the pandemic won't truly start to die down until next year this means you might have to delay admissions until Spring next year. If are you someone who prefers organization and having everything planned out then I recommend you wait. With new developments every week, things are always changing. I have had many people in my cohort drop out or fail because they couldn't handle the changes. 

Consider carefully if your schedule is flexible enough to be changed unexpectedly and if you can handle it personally. 

Hopefully this helps, let me know if you have any other questions! 

If you don't mind, could you give me some info on how your classes have been since you made the switch and what has your school told you as far what to expect for clinical? Thank you!

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