Start LVN school in 2 weeks MAJOR panic attack

  1. So I start school in a little over 2 weeks. Today I had to go in and complete my registration. I couldn't sleep all last night. Was having MAJOR panic attacks. They made me feel a little better but I must admit I'm still freaked. I feel like I'm going to throw up....Ugh I just wish there was a way I could start studying now...kind of give me a jump start so its not all so fresh.

    What is I dont pass?
    What if I get sick and cant complete the program and am stuck with all these loans?

    I was up last night looking at lvn video blogs on youtube and I think I might have freaked myself out.

    I have to keep telling myself it's only 10 can get though anything for 10 months.

    Anyone else freaking out.
    Last edit by pnkgirl25 on Dec 18, '12
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  3. by   JustBeachyNurse
    You can start reading ahead if you have your books. If you are purchasing your books on your own, ask your school for a book list so you can start looking for the best deals on sites like Amazon or B&N or many of the other textbook websites. My school actually encouraged us to look for the best deal. A handy guide is "LPN Notes" or "LPN PDQ" or any of the other small pocket guides that have lab values and other handy information small enough to fit in a scrub or lab coat pocket. If you have A&P as part of your curriculum (some schools include it during the program other programs require it to be completed pre-admission as a pre-requisite) get a copy of the Anatomy Coloring book so that you can get some of the basics down. If you have limited exposure to healthcare/nursing, you can check your local library for a medical terminology book. Most include a wealth of medical terms and abbreviations. There are also a few good (free) apps for smart phones and iPod/iPad that can help you prepare. Good luck.
  4. by   CarrieGL
    I start for LPN in January. Haven't got any of my books yet or supplies. I am starting to get more freaked out as each day passes. Mine will be 13 months.
  5. by   pnkgirl25
    My school includes all of our books, its part of the tuition (private school). That is a good idea. I will email them and ask them if they have a book list. I know when I was there today they had a stack of medical term books int he hall way so I can only assume they use that book for the medical term class which works great for me since A. I already have the book and B. I just finished the med term class this past summer using the same book and got an A. So needless to say Med Term should be a breeze.

    I wish I could get my hands on a syllabus or something.
  6. by   lakergurl247
    My daughter and I start January 7. I'm a little nervous, but more excited than anything. Don't look at it in a negative way. You'll do fine. Look at it like this is the first day of a new beginning! Good luck!
  7. by   shae_dashawn
    Good luck! You will be fine. I just finished my program today. It takes dedication and hard work , but you can do it
  8. by   CatLee128
    I had a lot of the same feelings when I went to my orientation last summer. I felt like I was signing my life away!Anything new & different is scary, but you will be fine. Trust me, everyone else is feeling the same way! Find out what books you'll need & just start reading! Once you start class & get thr syllabus, etc., you'll feel better. It seems like a lot & it is, but just put one foot in front of the other & take it one step at a time. Have fun this semester & best of luck!!
  9. by   JustLikeYou87
    I start January 8th and I'm excited, nervous and determined. I wish I could have my books prior to starting the program also (I usually read the first chapters before class begins). The program is going to have many valleys and peaks--thats reality. Remember we're going to school to learn so we're not going to know everything the first day. Best of luck to you and everyone else!