2015 Lpn students and graduates!!!

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Hi everyone, I'm very new to this so please be patient with me lol. I'm starting my lpn program October 5th and my orientation is September 29th. I have never been more excited about anything in my life. I was wondering if there's anyone who is currently in the program or a recent graduate who would care to discuss your experiences. I would also like for future lpn students like myself to chime in so we could keep up with each others progress and individual experience as well. Hope to hear from you guys soon.

TitanChrissy

15 Posts

Has 2 years experience.

Thank you

TitanChrissy

15 Posts

Has 2 years experience.

Someone has to be interested. I'd really like to hear about everyones individual journey. Don't be shy lol

GA Peach

7 Posts

Hi and Congrats!!! I'm not a LPN student yet but I have an appointment at an LPN school on Monday. I have to take an entrance exam. I'm so nervous, I hope I get in. I'm a CMA but I really want to be a nurse. The program is only 12 months.... Best of luck to you. Are you attending a community college or a trade school that offers the LPN?

TitanChrissy

15 Posts

Has 2 years experience.

Hi and thanks. I'm actually completing the program at a private college because the community colleges in my area have a pretty long wait list. It's 11 months long split into four quarters. There's a pretty good checklist of things I had to complete before I was accepted including the Teas test, immunization records, background check and a few other course related tasks. One thing I would suggest is study for at least 2 or 3 weeks before you take the teas. I passed on my first try with one week of studying but the science was definitely the hardest part of the test. Do you plan on completing the program at a community college?

GA Peach

7 Posts

You're welcome. Thanks for the information. I'm not attending a community College, I'm going to a private college as well, (if I pass the test). The waiting list at the community college in my area is long too. Plus, I was told by the nursing dept at the C. College. that I would have to quit my day job. Clinicals are all day. To be honest I can't afford do that. The private college I'm interested in offers day and evening classes, 12 month program. I'm a medical assistant and it took 11 months to complete the CMA program. SMH had I'd known about this school I would have gone for the LPN instead. How long was the test? What were the subjects? Science, math, English? I'm nervous.

TitanChrissy

15 Posts

Has 2 years experience.

The Teas v covered four subjects, reading, math , science and then writing. There's a total of 170 questions I believe but i think I'm off by a few. Reading has 48 questions, math 34, science 54 and writing I think had 32 or 34. Another thing to keep in mind is that you can only take the test twice in a 12 month period so try to make sure you have enough time to study so that you pass it on your first try. Alot of people talk about how hard the teas test is but its all about how much time and effort you put into studying and there are practice tests you can take on the ati website. When do plan on starting the program if everything goes well?

jamielynn1287

13 Posts

Hi congrats!! I just started LPN school August 20th and like you most exciting thing of my life!! I can't wait to be a nurse:)

TitanChrissy

15 Posts

Has 2 years experience.

I'm so jealous lol. How long is your program? I'd love to hear about your journey along the way. Good luck!

jamielynn1287

13 Posts

Good luck to you too! I will graduate aug next year :)

lovelyb26

88 Posts

Hello! I have not started the lpn program yet but I am applying for a part time lpn program at a local community college. I'm excited and nervous. The wait of knowing if I got in is killing me. I won't know anything until March of next year.