So how's everyone doing in their lpn program? - page 5
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
May 22, '09Occupation: Bartender, LPN Student Specialty: EMS~ ALS.../...Bartending ~ Psych :) ; Joined: Jun '08; Posts: 159; Likes: 102Started last August, Graduate August 6th....... Can't wait.... So far I am maintaining a 94% overall... We started with 44 and are down to 33, with 8 really pushing it right now to pass Adult Health 1. I just can't imagine going this far and not getting to graduate. I personally can't really say that NS is hard, but it is very tough! Very time consuming, first semester I had absolutely no life...
From the end of Jan thru the first part of April... During OB and Peds, our class was split... half did OB while the Other half did Peds then we flipped... It was great having the small class.. By the time it was over none of us wanted to go back to the full class.. But we went right into AH1 and started the 4 day clinicals so its really not so bad, we are in class 3 days per week with Friday being our only full day of class... So at least now I feel like I have a little bit of a "social" life. Meeting the doctors & nurses, on all the areas of the hospital, making a few new friends. So thats pretty cool........ We have 3 more weeks of Adult Health 1 and then start AH2. a 2 week break the last week of June, then go back and finish AH2 then 2 weeks of PVR. Then GRADUATION.....
Good Luck to everyone
May 23, '09Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 31; Likes: 17I am getting ready to finish my first semester and so far my lowest grade is a 101. The highest is a 105. I am hoping that I can maintain this as we progress but if not I will still be happy being in the mid 90's range. It is hard to fit in all the reading and studying since we just finished our first clinical rotation but I think I am going to be able to maintain. We have to take IV therapy separate and I will take that in March 2010 after I graduate in Feb. 2010.
Jun 21, '09Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 43; Likes: 11Hello everyone!
I finally have a break! I finished Fundamentals and Drug Cal Monday with a B and an A respectively. I am SO glad to be moving on to the next quarter. We now have about 24 students left (out of 34)...I'm not sure what the exact number is because that was BEFORE finals. I'll see how many come back in a couple of weeks.
This first quarter was very challenging for me. Comprehending the material was not an issue, but things like time-management, lack of sleep, etc. were challenging. My body finally adjusted to the schedule so I think next quarter will be a good quarter. I also COULD HAVE studied a little more so that's what my focus is going to be now.
This week I caught up on rest...
Over the next 2 weeks I plan on taking my son to the movies or on a short vacation (he really deserves it for coping with me not being able to spend as much time with him). I also want to catch up with my friends who think I fell off the face of the earth :roll and get my Med-Surg book early and start reading it.
How is everyone else doing?
Jun 21, '09Joined: Jan '09; Posts: 115; Likes: 18I have a question that I would be very thankful for any feedback. I have taken A&P a year ago. They transfer to my LPN program, I officially start nursing courses (pharm etc) in the Fall. The summer I was thinking I could just audit the A&P. I already missed AP I so I am going to audit AP II. But now they are saying that I might have to pay extra which before I thought that it would be included with the whole program. But besides that if I do not audit AP II, will I struggle when it comes down to starting the nursing courses? In the patho and pharm do the reteach the systems? What should I do?
I would not mind paying the extra if it will benefit me from grasping the material better later on. I do remember some anatomy from a year ago but definately not an expert. Any suggestions?
Jun 21, '09Joined: Jun '08; Posts: 6; Likes: 3I am sitting here studying for finals. Maternal Child tomorrow and Psych on Tuesday. I graduate on Thursday.
I am literally amazed that I did this. I am 41 years old with a 2 year old and a wonderful husband who have gotten me through this. I will forever be grateful for everything that they have given up so that I could follow my dream. This has truly been the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life. I have always been a go getter but I had no idea what nursing school could do to a person.
I wish everyone out there the best of luck and I hope that when you get to your graduation day that you have the same wonderful feeling of accomplishment that I have tonight!
Jun 22, '09Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in Home Health, Case Management ; From: FL, US ; Joined: Mar '08; Posts: 348; Likes: 294I graduate in 6 and a half weeks and could not be more excited! Everyone on this board is right---school is tedious, time-consuming, and requires meticulous organization; on the other hand its fun, interesting, and the year flies by. The sacrifices made throughout the year will be worth it, you guys! Let's continue to keep our eyes on the prize!
Jun 22, '09Specialty: 1 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 57; Likes: 12I am just one month into my LPN program. It is definitely a lot
to take in. I've been out of school for many years, and I'm proud
to say I have an "A" average (I never had that in High School).
Its amazing that if you want something bad enough, you learn
how to study, and be a good student. It's way early, but I am
so thankful that I've gotten this far and I absolutely couldn't do
it without the support of my family. Looking forward to the next
Jun 22, '09Occupation: RN Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in ltc ; From: ZM ; Joined: Jul '08; Posts: 4,125; Likes: 3,998Quote from nursing student 19Update # 1. I'm done with med surg 2 ( well I been done since May). I'm now one month away from pinning. I'm in my last nursing class which consist of more med surg, psych, and peds. So can't wait to finish.I'm in Med surg 2 and I have to admit its very time consuming. Hard No, alot of info. and studying yes ! There are a few people in Med surg 1 and 2 that don't pass, you have to be really organized and dedicated to studying. There are lots and lots of drugs to know, that may be the most challenging.
Its bearable, Good luck.
Jun 22, '09Joined: Jun '09; Posts: 3I have been going for since last june, - 10 weeks off to have a baby. I have 10 week left. Cannot wait to be LPN. Keep going its hard but if I can do it anyone can, I have 4 kids at home and a husband thats like a kid. I think that Med-Surg is pretty easy. What gets me is the group projects, you always have one person out of the group that doesn't do anything and you are stuck either doing it or not. It stucks. anyway keep up the good work. I plan on going on but not sure for RN associate or BSN. Good luck!
Jun 23, '09Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 37; Likes: 2Quote from shernandoI have been going for since last june, - 10 weeks off to have a baby. I have 10 week left. Cannot wait to be LPN. Keep going its hard but if I can do it anyone can, I have 4 kids at home and a husband thats like a kid. I think that Med-Surg is pretty easy. What gets me is the group projects, you always have one person out of the group that doesn't do anything and you are stuck either doing it or not. It stucks. anyway keep up the good work. I plan on going on but not sure for RN associate or BSN. Good luck!
bowingpur:bowingpurThat is awsome! I have 2 and am currently in a CNA program and hope to on to get my LPN next year
Jul 29, '09Joined: Mar '09; Posts: 35; Likes: 6Hey guys, we all started back in April/May/June. Its pretty much August now, I have 3 1/2 more weeks of Level I to gooooooooo!!!! I have finished 4 of the 7 classes so far, 3 B's and an A. I have my nutrition final this friday, but I have a 90 in the class so I really only need to get 15 right on the final. I am so ready for a vacation, and to start level II already! Just think, if you think this first level was fast, the next two are going to flllllly!
Jul 31, '09Occupation: Pediatric LPN Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Pediatrics ; Joined: Apr '06; Posts: 63; Likes: 23I have four more weeks till graduation! Just finished my second med surge rotation today. I have to tell you, there was a time in my second/third quarter where I seriously doubted that I wanted to be a nurse anymore. Thought about quitting - my grades were and are excellent, but the clinicals freaked me out (mostly d/t instructors, not so much the hands-on part). Glad I stuck it out though, because I really enjoyed this last med surge rotation. I can totally see myself working in the hospital on a med surge floor. Love the pace and I think I'd love it even more once an instructor is not breathing down your neck every step of the way. Even when they are nice, I found it unnerving at times to be watched all the time.
Good luck to everybody, I'm so excited to be a nurse soon!
Jul 31, '09Occupation: LPN Specialty: Corrections ; Joined: Oct '07; Posts: 175; Likes: 40I am in my last few days, started last August and graduate August 6th!! It has been rough but rewarding! With 3 kids at home it took a lot but I managed to maintain A's and B's. We started with 67 and I am proud to say that I am 1 of 30 who will be graduating!!