you go by what your community college says you need to get into their lpn program. nothing else matters. each college/lpn program around the country has their own requirements and/or pre-requisites that may or may not have anything to do with the college that you will end up going to.
in general, the pre-requisites that most of the students are talking about are for the rn programs. they are usually talking about these three classes: anatomy and physiology, chemistry for the health sciences, and microbiology. some rn programs require others as well. again, it is at the will of the individual schools.
there is an entire group of nursing student forums on this allnurses site that you might enjoy reading through. lpns always welcome! much of the nursing content in the lpn classes is the same as what the rn students study as well. you can get to these forums by rolling your mouse over the button at the very top left of this page that says "forums". a drop down menu appears. click on "nursing student forums" and you will be taken to a page listing the student nurse forums. just click on one that sounds interesting and start reading the various threads. some of the information posted there may just come in handy when you are in your nursing program!
i've put together some internet links about nursing for you to explore as well. happy reading!
- about nursing from webfeet.com
- about lpn nursing from the u.s. department of labor
- about registered nursing from the u.s. department of labor
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