MARCH 2010 STARTS - page 4

All LPN students due to start in March 2010, let's support each other!! Share with us your start date, program length, or whatever else you'd like to share!!! ... Read More

  1. by   alexg524
    Quote from westerngrl08
    I was just accepted into the LPN program at RETS and I start on the 29th. I am super nervous and have no idea what to expect. I am in the day program which is 8am- 5pm and then will also be working full time and the program is 11 months long.
    Congrats!!!

    My first day of class is today and I'm excited, but very nervous. Well, let me know how the process is going for you ! And share how your first day goes. I know I will be logging on here and spilling the beans when I get home from class tonight lol...

    Good Luck!

    -Alex
  2. by   mattison
    I start March 22nd at Southwest Skill center. I am very anxious to start, but I don't really know what to expect. My second child is due In the middle of June, fortunately we have a 2 week break then, but I am nervous about having a newborn while in school. I have alot of support at home so I'm not too worried about that I'm just worried I won't be able to bond like I did with my first child.
  3. by   urstrulii
    I start march 22nd practical nursing @ southwest skill center im excited and a lil nervous!!
  4. by   hburatti85
    I have officially been in school for two weeks, and even with all the forums and post I read, I didn't realize how much you hit the ground running. Skills lab is several skills in one day and Theory is several chapters and starting next week several books. The reading is INSANE. I do enjoy it though, and the people seem to be pretty cool. Though, I've already dropped $$$ on study help aides and I'm getting ready to make some massive index cards. Oh, and we have to mantain an 80% at ALL times!
  5. by   alexg524
    Quote from hburatti85
    I have officially been in school for two weeks, and even with all the forums and post I read, I didn't realize how much you hit the ground running. Skills lab is several skills in one day and Theory is several chapters and starting next week several books. The reading is INSANE. I do enjoy it though, and the people seem to be pretty cool. Though, I've already dropped $$$ on study help aides and I'm getting ready to make some massive index cards. Oh, and we have to mantain an 80% at ALL times!
    I had my first official day last week and I LOVED IT (lol). I'm also extremely happy that I chose the evening program, because the pace is not slow by any means, but more reasonable than the day program. I have a quiz Thursday on med. terms and I have 100 I need to have memorized by then. I made flash cards and I pretty much have them all down. All I need to do is practice breaking a part the words and defining them. I'd like to get a perfect score!! I also have a cells/tissue quiz on Tuesday so I'm studying for that now. I remember that from biology, so it's just a refresher for me. Wednesday we have a quiz on the terms for chapter 17. They want to make sure we know them before we start getting into it, so we don't get lost. Almost every day this month, we either have a quiz or a test! I'm so glad I don't work. I spent all my free time this weekend planning ahead for the week and getting ahead on the reading. Everything is interesting! I'm so happy I chose to do this. I'm loving it, and I know it will get harder, but I'm looking forward to the challenge . We have to keep a 75% at all times, except on clinicals and dosage calculations. We have to have 100% at all times on those...

    Right now I'm taking A&P and vocational relations. Next month I start Nutrition and Nursing Principles and Practices. I'm really looking forward to it! I hope everyone is enjoying their program. Please share how things are going!
  6. by   SmilesNoir
    Hello!

    I started in March 2010. Wow! Hit the ground running on a hamster treadmill! It's a totally different world from what i've experienced. I've been in school 1 month.

    Yes, I've dropped $$ on study guides and such. Also, I'm thankful to AN and another msgboard group b/c I've found other resources and recommended items too.

    To the poster who recommend a binder for each class. Thank you! This works greatly. I have the binders with the plastic around it. I typed a title sheet with my name, class and a success quote. Highly organized!

    We have a comprehensive final soon. So much info to study! I've decided to look at my lowest unit test and rework the objectives of the units. Also, I've received my wrong answers from the previous unit test and reread the chapter or paragraph regarding the area. I'm completing the end of chapter review or test and using the cd that comes with the book. Also, I goto the website of the book for review or test my knowledge.

    Memorizing those pharm math formulas EEK!!!

    Practice make perfect or near perfect! Good Luck in May ..

    Keep updating! Keep Positive! Keep Sharing Resources! Take some me time too!
    Last edit by SmilesNoir on Apr 23, '10
  7. by   spete39
    Quote from foxy824
    hello all! my name is tammy and I start school on march 29th at university of district of columbia (UDC). my classes are mon-thurs 5pm-9pm 12-15 months. i am terrified and excited all at the same time I look forward to going thru this life changing experience with all of my fellow march starts and I know with one another's support we will all do exceptionally well kudos to us!!!
    Congrats....I attend UDC LPN Day Program, and I'll be finished next month...I CAN'T WAIT
  8. by   alexg524
    Just wanted to see how everyone was dealing!! Where is everyone at so far??

    Level I is over as of this Thursday, and I'm extremely proud of myself ! I wasn't sure I'd do well but so far so good; I have all A's!! Today is my last day of Intro. to Med-Surgical Nursing and It was really interesting. The final is tomorrow and then we get all our Level II stuff and meet our new instructors. So I'm 33% done with my program lol...

    We lost about 9 people along the way, either because they quit or failed ... It got really tough during certain check-off's and some couldn't stand the pressure. By God's grace and sheer determination, I'm moving forward. I am not taking a moment of this for granted ...

    The most challenging part of this for me was clinical, but I loved working with the residents. I've learned a lot about myself, and nursing school has challenged me in so many ways, including my personal life.

    I've never loved/appreciated my husband as much as I do now !!

    Good luck everyone!!!
  9. by   hburatti85
    We are halfway through level 2 now! Wow, it's been insane. I am also proud of myself. I have managed to maintain As throughout the entire course! The thing that gets me the most is the Care Plans...Sometimes I just want to throw my Nursing Dx book out the window and throw out the care sheet forms.
  10. by   alexg524
    Quote from hburatti85
    We are halfway through level 2 now! Wow, it's been insane. I am also proud of myself. I have managed to maintain As throughout the entire course! The thing that gets me the most is the Care Plans...Sometimes I just want to throw my Nursing Dx book out the window and throw out the care sheet forms.
    I think we'll all get sick of care plans lol... I think it's funny how we all freak out in the beginning and then we finally get the hang of it and it's like "wow... not bad!" Best of luck with the rest of your level!! I can't wait to get started!!!
  11. by   SmilesNoir
    thanks for coming back in here! I know, I was in books left and right that I could not read on AN. We had 70ish folks and lost 19 (I think) .. Its a sad feeling! I'm thankful for friends who support me..

    When is graduation?
  12. by   alexg524
    Quote from SmilesNoir
    thanks for coming back in here! I know, I was in books left and right that I could not read on AN. We had 70ish folks and lost 19 (I think) .. Its a sad feeling! I'm thankful for friends who support me..

    When is graduation?
    Graduation for me is August 25th, 2011. I'm in an 18 month program. How bout you??
    Yes, all the support is helpful... I know two people quit after 3 weeks, another after like 3 months, and then we had about 6 or so who failed check-off. You can't fall behind!! Even a little bit will mess you up...
  13. by   mbur500
    Hi, I've been reading some of your posts and was wondering if you could tell me-when you say that it gets tough during 'check offs' and some people can't take it, what do you mean by that? Can you give me an example of the check offs? I'm just trying to figure out if I'll be able to hack it or not!! Did you have to give any presentations? Thanks for your help!!

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