Graduate LPN!!!!

  1. I did it!!! Last night I got pinned and I am now a graduate nurse. The program was not easy and there were times I did not know how I was going to make it but I did and I am just leaving this here as encouragement to those of you who are struggling or have a full plate. You can do this and it is possible, you are going to work harder, longer, and more than you ever have before but it is worth it for the feeling of accomplishment you get from finishing your program. I still have to take the NCLEX and I have plenty of studying ahead of me but I am one step closer to not only providing a better life for my family but to helping those in need get better. If anyone has questions about what I did or if they have any suggestions on test taking and NCLEX resources be sure to leaveme a comment. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all fo my fellow nurses and nursing students and thank you for always being here to vent to.
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    About mitterlola, LPN

    Joined: Oct '14; Posts: 23; Likes: 23

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  3. by   Shemika12
    Thank you because I start in a few weeks.
  4. by   mitterlola
    Congratulations for getting into the program! Good luck to you and know that the first step to doing well is wanting it, then you need to try, and last you need to believe in yourself. This is a wonderful place to come if you need guidance or advise because everyone here has either been there or is in the same boat.
  5. by   quiltynurse56
    Ask for the NCLEX Mastery App for Christmas, or give yourself a graduation gift. It helps with preparing for the NCLEX. Congrats on graduation!!!!
  6. by   ShelbyReade
    Congratulations!!
  7. by   1_Dayatatime
    Congratulations! I have one more semester left after this one, so long as I pass. I (not that I am proud) am at an 81% with 80% needed at the end to pass the class. All that is left is our last unit exam about death/grieving & sleep worth 220 pts & the final worth 400 pts. Both of which are worth 4 pts per question. This final will either make me or break me so I am SCARED. With 3,000 pts total by the end of the course, each percent consists of 30 pts. That means I must miss less than 7 questions on the 100 question final which isn't likely for me. I am so scared as it's on the 22nd. I would appreciate all of the advice/tips/apps/websites you used or may have to offer.
  8. by   mitterlola
    Alright the first thing you needto do is determine how you learn best. Next you need to use all of the resources provided by your professor,this includes textbook, powerpoints, lecture, notes, assignments, if it is an online course like mine use the online postings as well. Then you just need to read and reread and take notes if that works for you. The goal is to cement the information in your brain so you just know it. Then you can use supplemental things like the Mastery app on that unit or flash cards you find online, but the goal is to rely on yourself first. If you read it and find it then you will feel so much more confident on test day and with less nerves comes better performance in my own experience.
  9. by   1_Dayatatime
    I'm more of a kinesthetic or tactile learner. I think I'm pretty tied as far as hearing/seeing. I often find my type of learning difficult to determine how I should study the material. I don't work as a CNA outside of class, and actually have never. My only hands on experience was 4 days of clinical in CNA and 9 this semester of LPN. I have kept everything we've received this semester but it's so much. I struggle greatly with overthinking the information and taking too many notes. I struggle with not knowing what I should focus on as I feel I need to know everything about everything so when I come to take an exam, I basically know everything except what's actually on the exam and what I needed to study. I have tried many study techniques, and can usually learn the stuff for the exam but the inability to apply what I am learning hands on like I learn, makes it hard to keep the info stuck in my mind. My plan is to take practice tests online and I do have the NCLEX PN Mastery app. Overall, like I said, with their being SO much info... I just don't know what info to focus primarily on. Just 100 questions over 9 units with each unit exam having been 55 questions themselves. Anyways, thanks for the reply!
  10. by   Candyred
    Congrats.....i will be done in March.
  11. by   Creedyfbaby
    Congrats! I am also a class of 15 graduate I've debunked many of the myths about nursing education lol
  12. by   Shemika12
    Quote from mitterlola
    Congratulations for getting into the program! Good luck to you and know that the first step to doing well is wanting it, then you need to try, and last you need to believe in yourself. This is a wonderful place to come if you need guidance or advise because everyone here has either been there or is in the same boat.
    So true, I'm hungry for it. Just a tad bit nervous because I've been working so hard for this for a long time. I love taking care of people. But with faith I God said this was my timing. 8 years of trying to get where I'm at now. But congrats again.

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