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LVN Program Graduate!

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Hello all!

 

Just came on to make this topic in hopes of motivating others and giving a little more insight on LVN school. As of 12/15/19, I'm officially (and successfully) done with my LVN program! I took my program's exit final and scored pretty well (88%), and also took the exit Hesi TWICE (I have realllllly bad test anxiety that I've struggled with for years, especially on computerized tests for some reason, so the Hesi throughout nursing school has not been my friend lol)...missed it the first time by 9 points at 841, and got an 1020 the second time!(Resources I used for the Hesi are Saunders and yourbestgrade....highly recommend using that website!)

Reflecting on my experience I can honestly and truly say that.......LVN school was HARD lol. No joke, this journey has been the most challenging I've ever embarked on. It has tested me physically, emotionally AND spiritually. Early in the program I was one of the students who didn't necessarily take everyone's warning of "This is going to be tough, be prepared" and so on, too seriously....but in hindsight, I can say that they were right! Any incoming students should definitely be prepared in more ways than one, for this journey. Not to scare you, because it can MOST DEFINITELY BE DONE, but you do have to be prepared for whats to come and if something were to occur last minute, you'd need to know how to navigate through the most efficient way as possible. For those of you who need to work and can not afford to NOT work during the program, it is possible. I worked FULL-TIME 40+hours per week in healthcare admin while attending my full-time LVN program...trust me its' no walk in the park, but it can be done. One main thing I would stress is TIME MANAGEMENT....you have to manage your time every week and fit in some study time daily even if you don't have any pending assignments, you should atleast be knocking out some practice NClex questions and understanding the rationales. The one thing that you do NOT want to do is get behind on your assignments or studies, its' nearly impossible to catch up and get ahead once you fall behind...and not to mention its' extremely stressful! What i've mainly realized is that the subject matter isn't the component that was most challenging for me, it was the pace of the entire program and the magnitude of the course load itself! My program was about 14 months in duration with absolutely no breaks, and we'd cover on average about 3-4 chapters per week, depending on the subject. Exam every week + 2 quizzes on top of clinicals every weekend, and various assignments due throughout the program...oh and not to mention lecture time 3 days a week. So again, organization and time management are huge factors of any nursing school journey.

All-in-all, I will say that I fully enjoyed the process though it was extremely stressful and challenged me in more ways than one, I can say that I've grown so much over the year and am amazed at how far nursing school can bring you. So if you're thinking about going to nursing school or have already started and just need some motivation, KEEP GOING! I know its' tough and there will be times when you ask yourself "Why am I putting myself through this torture?!" lol...but trust me, it will all make sense one day soon and you'll look back on your journey and be happy that you've taken this step! : = )

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Awesome!! When do you take your Good luck in NCLEX!!

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