So how's everyone doing in their lpn program? - page 2

well for me it's going pretty good. so far i have an A in f.o.n., A&P, finished my pvc class with a high B. my first three nutrition tests were super easy. i can't understand why some of my... Read More

  1. by   Dani3176
    I graduate in August thank goodness. It's been a long/quick year...lol. When you're near the end you'll know what I mean. I made the Presidents list the first semester with a 4.0 and will do it again this semester. Only one to go!!!! I'm so ready to have my life back and to actually get paid for the hard work I do at clinicals! lol We started with 40 students and we haven't lost too many...I think we still have 28 of us left.
  2. by   dblpn
    That's great dani. i don't know what my GPA is right now but i'm passing ALL my classes. i know it's gonna get ruff going into the second trimester which is why i'm really getting a head start on things. also dedicating myself to studying more and that's what a student nurse has to do.

    I know that C=nurse but i wanna be "A" nurse. i've noticed alot of students in my class says c=nurse implying they are just getting by with a c on exams and that's all that matters. but the way i look at it, a "c" is fine it's passing, but if you're not interested in the questions you got wrong and not understanding the rationale for the right answer you're setting yourself up for failure. it's only gonna get harder and they should really come out of the "c" mode and strive for at least a b or an a.
  3. by   Enchantress
    I haven't posted much since I started (April 1st) and I know y'all understand.

    I'm doing good, so far I've had 2 drug cal tests and 2 fundamentals tests. I have an A in both classes right now. We started out with 34 students and are down to 30 already (in a matter of 2 1/2 weeks). Basically we have a fundamentals and drug cal test every week, along with a skill check-off.

    I am seriously lacking sleep and I'm bothered by that because I know I will be getting LESS sleep as time goes on. I am just thankful that I was selected and taking it day by day.


  4. by   fwardlaw147
    I really appreciate that people who already started classes have come back to share their tales of happiness and woe. Thank you for taking the time to share your stories. They remind me of the "Little Engine that Could". I know you all can. Congrats on your drive. I hope I display the same when my classes begin.
  5. by   Dani3176
    Here I go on my soap box again! lol To me grades are very important so I get so aggravated with people in my class that stress because they're right on the pass/fail line or the ones that are only interested in maintaining a barely passing grade. That's fine if that is all they are capable of...but most of them that are doing that are the ones who roll into class Monday morning with a hangover or trying to cram for tests before the teacher walks in. The reason I get so ***** is because you're grade is a reflection of how well you get the info...what "wisdom" you can impart to future patients. I don't want a nurse caring for me if I have cancer and she's clueless about what I have, what to do for it, what meds or alternative therapies I can pursue when my life is on the line and I WILL NOT DO THAT TO MY PATIENTS!! whew..much better! lol
  6. by   NurseLoveJoy88
    Quote from BeeNursey10
    That's great dani. i don't know what my GPA is right now but i'm passing ALL my classes. i know it's gonna get ruff going into the second trimester which is why i'm really getting a head start on things. also dedicating myself to studying more and that's what a student nurse has to do.

    I know that C=nurse but i wanna be "A" nurse. i've noticed alot of students in my class says c=nurse implying they are just getting by with a c on exams and that's all that matters. but the way i look at it, a "c" is fine it's passing, but if you're not interested in the questions you got wrong and not understanding the rationale for the right answer you're setting yourself up for failure. it's only gonna get harder and they should really come out of the "c" mode and strive for at least a b or an a.
    Hi, got a question for ya: What is the difference between Nancy LPN who received A's on all her nursing exams and Susie LPN who received C's on all her nursing exams ?

    Ready for the answer ? The answer is NONE. Nancy and Susie are BOTH nurses and no where on their badge on nursing license says what there GPA or nursing stores are.

    All of us students want A's in nursing school, who doesn't. However, we realize that rather we pass with an A B or C, atleast we past. I've only received one C in nursing school so far and it was a 79.... I knew I could do better and I did, however I was still glad to pass that one exam.
    I do understand what you are saying, and even with my 79 I met with my teacher so that I can understand why I got a particular answer wrong. Whether other students do this or not is none of my buisness, we have a bare as long as they reach that 75 or more that means they are compotent enough to work as a nurse.

    Just my two cents !
  7. by   godsgift2
    In my class alot of people are failing we are getting ready to start our 2nd semester on may 8 a 79 on our grading scale is failing you have to have an 80 percent in all classes to pass
  8. by   NamasteNurse
    I'm doing great, straight A's, into the swing of studying classes clinicals etc. The hardest part is seeing so many friends dropping out. We started with 48 and are down to 20. Probably going to lose a few more by the end of this week if they fail their med test for the second time.
  9. by   lvaliav
    wow that is awesome, i hope to do as well as you!
  10. by   dblpn
    Quote from New in NY
    I'm doing great, straight A's, into the swing of studying classes clinicals etc. The hardest part is seeing so many friends dropping out. We started with 48 and are down to 20. Probably going to lose a few more by the end of this week if they fail their med test for the second time.
    Hey good for you on maintaining A's. i know it's not easy but it's what you gotta do. i'm sorry to hear of so many of your classmates not doing well and it's the same in my class. some schools now are having students do a dosage calculations class before they can start the nursing program. the math has to be mastered no other way around it, either you can do it or not.
  11. by   Asjaia
    its going okay for me,intense though, i like the fast pace.Everyone will be okay as long as we keep our goal in mind and do not fall behind. This is my fourth week. we start clinicals in two weeks,Im ready to learn and get it over with!!!!!!!!
  12. by   bflawless
    I only have a few more weeks of the first semester. I had pharm, A&P which includes our Medical Termonolgy class, Medical Math, FON, and Contemprary Nursing. So, it has beenvery intense. Finals are coming up. I have an A in math.. B's in everything else... except pharm... I have a high.. C. In fact I am studying now.. just tool a break. Gotta get that pharm grade a little higher....
  13. by   Graduate2010
    Hello All! Wow I haven't posted for a few months now. Nice to hear you guys are doing well in your program. WEll I started LPN school in September last year. Things are going well. We started with 22 now we have 19. We should have been down more but "politics and $$". That's another story
    Anyway I'm not an "A" student but I strive to get good grades and not barely pass only because I like to leave myself room just incase I BOMB a test and need cushion for that final grade. So far I've managed to get an C in Nutrtion, B in A/P (that was a tough one), Fundamentals B, Theory/Knowledge A, Life Span B, Pharmacolgy is looking like B, and Looking like B for Nursing Adult. Hell...I've done pretty darn good for a mother of 4, wife and working women. Going to school is not easy with a full time job but doable. Goes to show that if you have the drive and detemination anything is possible. Yes it is hard at times with homeowork and papers to write while your family hangs out and goes to the movies. But I committed myself to this program and will to the end. 3 more weeks and out for the summer then report back August 3rd for another 9mths. Just because I'm out for the summer I still have to study for the NCLEX. I've bought books and and study guides and my classmates and I are getting together atleast once a week to study over the break.

    So you guys keep up the good work, study..study ..study and make sure you take time out for yourself. You need balance and ME TIME.

    Good luck to you all!

    Stephanie,SPN

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