Is the LPN program hard??? - page 2
Hello!! I'm planning to the LPN program and would like to know from other LPN students how intense the program is?? Any advice?? Thanks!... Read More
Jan 10, '07Joined: May '06; Posts: 32; Likes: 3It just depends on how you look at it, Some of it is difficult, some of it isnt so much, but LPN school is very time consuming. Esp. if you have a family to take care of, and or a job. LPN school doesnt stop for anything, it keeps going, and whatever is happening in your life has to step back a little. Its hard to do the balancing act. I am a mother of 3 small children. My husband is supportive so that helps. But anyway, it is what you make it...just try to stay positive and keep your eye on the prize and you will be done in no time.
Jan 10, '07Joined: May '06; Posts: 435; Likes: 87I'm a good student & I feel it's hard. We lost a few students at the end of 1st term. Now in second term we were told this was the "make or break" term. We have 5 students repeating 2nd term so our class is now bigger than we started. I suspect we will lose several as I know the amount of effort some of my classmates put in. It's not going to cut it.
You need to decide that this is your priority for the time you are going to school. I started classes on Monday. I think I've spent about 15 hours studying (& not everything got done!) & only had 2 classes so far. I expect to be living in my office whenI'm home studying but I will survive.
Jan 11, '07Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience in Geriatrics ; Joined: Dec '05; Posts: 55; Likes: 14It can be very challanging.I wont lie to ya. I made it through 2 semesters and will be graduating in May. My advice..get plenty of rest..study..study...and study like you never have before in your life.There is alot of Material and test in this program. Depending on your schools grading system, a test can make you or break you.Ive seen some of the brightest students not make it because of a Midterm or Final. We went from 50 to 26. What really helped me is to only work 14 hours and loans( never would think I would be getting loans for LVN school), getting at least 7 hours of sleep each school night, eating properly, and studying in increments. If you study hard and determined , you WILL make it. I DID!!!
Jan 19, '07Occupation: LPN Joined: Nov '05; Posts: 155; Likes: 18I wouldn't say it is hard, but "challenging". You will feel like you need 48 hours in a day. There is alot of material to digest in a short amount of time. Read, read, and read some more. I felt like I was in bootcamp sometimes. I tried working and going to school, and it didn't work out well for me. It is emotionally and mentally draining. There may be days that you will just start crying and don't know why (at least that is what happened to me). But once you get over the "chewed up and spit out" feeling, you will be proud that you made it through. Good luck, to you.