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MissingMyErica has 15 years experience and specializes in Telemetry.

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I've been checking the Pennsylvania state board of nursing site a bazillion times a day and today I finally changed from an LPN to a Graduate Registered Nurse!!!!!! There are no words to describe how I feel, all I can say is this....if there is anyone out there feeling discouraged, unsure, scared or just in a rut....listen to me, YOU CAN DO THIS!!! I never thought this day would come. I NEVER thought I'd be able to get past this stupid learning disability and become the person I knew I should be....but look at me now! This is one of the best days of my life! :heartbeat

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Congrats!! It is post likee yours that give the rest of us HOPE. I too am going the LPN - RN route. I am starting the LPN program this August. I have completed ALL pre-reqs ...even for RN ....just wanted to know if you have any advice...for example:

What surprised you the most in LPN school?

What did you feel was the easiest part...

What was the hardest part...

What do you wish you had been better prepared for?

Thanks and CONGRATS again:yeah:

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dslpninla has 6 years experience and specializes in GI, Outpatient Surgery.

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Wow- What a feeling!!!! Congrats to you!!!! You worked your booty off and now you can see the rewards- GREAT JOB!!!!

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mrstookielpn specializes in Peds,Corrections, Dialysis, LTC.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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LoopsRN2 specializes in Surgery, Med/Surg/ICU, OB-Peds, Ophth.

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Thanks for sharing! Your posts and progress have been very motivating and inspiring MissingMyErica! Thank you for allowing us to celebrate with you :D:yeah:

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BeachieRN84 has 8 years experience and specializes in Tele/Neuro/Trauma.

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You are such an inspiration to all of us :-) I am so proud of you and so happy for you!!!! Congratulations!!! Soon you will be posting that you are an RN!! Great job on your success :-)

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wintersantanaRN specializes in homecare, rehab,sub acute.

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:dncgcpd::cheers: :rckn::nmbrn::grad: CONGRATS !!!!

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BeachCathyRN has 35 years experience and specializes in Revenue Integrity, Rehab, RAC Auditor.

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:hpygrp::cheers::bdyhdclp: Congrats I am so happy for you and thanks it gives us all hope we will be there someday too!!! :bdyhdclp::cheers::hpygrp:

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savagetrojan specializes in med/surg, geriatrics, corrections.

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I've been checking the Pennsylvania state board of nursing site a bazillion times a day and today I finally changed from an LPN to a Graduate Registered Nurse!!!!!! There are no words to describe how I feel, all I can say is this....if there is anyone out there feeling discouraged, unsure, scared or just in a rut....listen to me, YOU CAN DO THIS!!! I never thought this day would come. I NEVER thought I'd be able to get past this stupid learning disability and become the person I knew I should be....but look at me now! This is one of the best days of my life! :heartbeat

So happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!! I don't know if you got my last PM I sent you. I'm down to my last two LS2 and LS3...since our paths have followed a similar course I was wondering how long you studied for each of these and what you used to study. I'm trying to get these last two done by June 3rd and take the CPNE by mid August. I have heard horror stories about LS2 and LS3 and don't want to trip up when I'm this close. Thanks.....SO PROUD OF YOU!!! :)

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MissingMyErica has 15 years experience and specializes in Telemetry.

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So happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!! I don't know if you got my last PM I sent you. I'm down to my last two LS2 and LS3...since our paths have followed a similar course I was wondering how long you studied for each of these and what you used to study. I'm trying to get these last two done by June 3rd and take the CPNE by mid August. I have heard horror stories about LS2 and LS3 and don't want to trip up when I'm this close. Thanks.....SO PROUD OF YOU!!! :)

Thanks so much! I did get your PM and I responded to it, but maybe I did it wrong and you didn't get it. Anyway for LS2 and LS3 I used my NCLEX study guide and lot's of notes from the yahoo group freehelpexcelsior. I printed out everything they had pertaining to the test and just read it over and over along with the practice test. I only studied a week for each of these, but like I said I am a total crammer. I will literally spend an 8 hour day cramming and do that for 5 days straight before the test. I work three 12 hour shifts fri, sat and sunday, and I would use the rest of the week to study. Last summer I literally locked myself in my room for days at a time studying for these tests. I took one test a week towards the end and nearly drove myself crazy, but I just wanted to get this done and overwith. I waited 15 years to do this and I wanted it done asap!! I always study better under pressure. I just scheduled my NCLEX for June 1st and I totally plan on locking myself away like a little mole for the next 9 days and when I finally emerge I am completely confident I will be an RN! Good luck to you and let me know if I can be any help to you.

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LoopsRN2 specializes in Surgery, Med/Surg/ICU, OB-Peds, Ophth.

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Thanks so much! I did get your PM and I responded to it, but maybe I did it wrong and you didn't get it. Anyway for LS2 and LS3 I used my NCLEX study guide and lot's of notes from the yahoo group freehelpexcelsior. I printed out everything they had pertaining to the test and just read it over and over along with the practice test. I only studied a week for each of these, but like I said I am a total crammer. I will literally spend an 8 hour day cramming and do that for 5 days straight before the test. I work three 12 hour shifts fri, sat and sunday, and I would use the rest of the week to study. Last summer I literally locked myself in my room for days at a time studying for these tests. I took one test a week towards the end and nearly drove myself crazy, but I just wanted to get this done and overwith. I waited 15 years to do this and I wanted it done asap!! I always study better under pressure. I just scheduled my NCLEX for June 1st and I totally plan on locking myself away like a little mole for the next 9 days and when I finally emerge I am completely confident I will be an RN! Good luck to you and let me know if I can be any help to you.

Make sure you report to us how it goes! I don't let myself play over at the NCLEX forum yet :D

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