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Hi all, I am new to this site and new to nursing - hopefully! I am applying to the LPN program at GL Tech evening division. Is anyone else here going or has gone to that program? I am taking the... Read More

  1. by   One Flew Over
    Got my books!! So excitedddddddddd, why can't it just start tomorrow?! :redpinkhe
  2. by   Ladicapricorn841
    Who is going to the uniform fitting today???
  3. by   sawyer12
    uh oh....I thought it was tomorrow - cant go today - I think we can still go to the actual store though
    and order uniforms from them right? I'll prob go next week sometime. I just organized all the books (cant
    believe how many - and a lot are backordered).

    How is everyone doing....getting nervous yet?
  4. by   Ladicapricorn841
    Yes you can definitely go to the store and order straight from them. I know the amount of books is crazy right?? lol I am getting slightly nervous but its mosty excitement! How have you been Sawyer?
  5. by   sawyer12
    Ladic...I am freaking out! After all this time waiting and its here in 5 weeks!!! This is such a big change for me since I have been working in my own/family business for the past 20 years. Its hard to imagine now that its almost here that I am changing my life so drastically. I know that going to LPN school is the right thing for me but deep down, every so often I keep having these little doubts that I can succeed. But I thought that way about the CNA course I took and I ended up w/ the highest grade in class (altho I know I cant compare it to the LPN program). But it really is exciting too, to be making such a big change at this point in my life, I know so many who cant even if they want to because they have too many responsibilities. I am also worried about finding a job when weh finish because this economy is so horrible. I know I shouldnt be worrying about something thats is a year away but my savings will only go so far! But I am trying to stay positive and push those annoying thoughts out of my crazy head. Oh yeah and I have been relaxing, reading for pleasure, watching movies, going to the beach and spending as much time with my friends and family before life as we know it is OVER!!!!

    How are you doing? Did you go for the scrub fitting? I'll prob go next week. What kind of shoes are you getting or already have for clinicals?
  6. by   Ladicapricorn841
    Hey Sawyer! I did not end up going to the fitting but I am going to attempt to go to Hero's this weekend and put in my order. I also still havent gotten shoes for clinicals yet. I have no idea what I should get for that lol. You are gonna do fine in this program I guarantee it! You landed a perfect score on the NET and you passed your CNA class with flying colors!! I don't think you give yourself enough credit. As for job opportunities I would recommend volunteering somewhere that you would like to work. Places are always looking for volunteers and the fact that you are already in an LPN program can only work in your benefit you know. Thats what I am currently doing at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital. For the summer I have just been working at my CNA job and trying to spend as much time with my family as well before it all starts!! I still havent been to the beach yet!! Im slightly depressed by that but the summer isn't over yet.
  7. by   gltech2010
    Hi all,
    shoes- as long as they are completely white, nothing else you should be ok.
    CD's- don't need them at all, just used to study- not many used them as far as I know. Questions in all books are important. IE: end of chapters etc.
    Books-Tabers,Davis Lab and Nurse Pocket guide are critical- you will use them often if on list. the two Notes lpn and med/surg I never opened, don't have time or space to use.
    I used a wheel bag for the first term, couldn't carry all my books, by end of year just book bag.
    Uniform- watch is cheep piece of crap- most broke, you can use anything with a second hand. Lots didn't use the lab coat. If you cold you may want it, if your usually hot don't really need it. White socks are imperative, many spoken to about wearing them.
    Think I answered most, I will check in again. Good luck all. It is an amazing journey.
  8. by   Ladicapricorn841
    Who is going to the Prep Course tonight?? I will definitely be there
  9. by   One Flew Over
    I am! I'll see you there!!
  10. by   Ladicapricorn841
    So Tuesday night was cool and very informative!! First I think I saw you in the back towards the middle but I wasnt sure if it was you! I was the girl who came in a half hour late!! Yeaaaaaaa damn traffic and having to wait for my boyfriend to get out of work. We are currently sharing a car. I cant make it to tonight's meeting! If anyone is could you let me know how it goes and what is discussed? I have to work tonight I will definitely make it next week though
  11. by   One Flew Over
    Quote from Ladicapricorn841
    So Tuesday night was cool and very informative!! First I think I saw you in the back towards the middle but I wasnt sure if it was you! I was the girl who came in a half hour late!! Yeaaaaaaa damn traffic and having to wait for my boyfriend to get out of work. We are currently sharing a car. I cant make it to tonight's meeting! If anyone is could you let me know how it goes and what is discussed? I have to work tonight I will definitely make it next week though
    Yep I was with a couple of girls from work! I had the white shorts and blue hollister top, and the zebra print bag lol! I had a feeling that was you! I'll let you know the scoop tonight. See you next week!

    Sawyer were you there?
  12. by   One Flew Over
    Ok so here's what you missed! We went over chapter 1 and 2, she emphasized that the questions we'll be taking on our tests will be less about memorization and more about taking that information we learn and applying it, scenarios, etc. She also went over relaxation before the tests, etc, and that we should do our best to lessen the anxiety because we all feed off of each other's anxiety making the classroom morale low. We also got a sheet with Monday-Sunday blocked off hourly, which we were to shade in how many hours we'd be in class, work, travel, etc. Showing how many hours we have available to study, basically emphasizing that if you can, work as little as possible because it's just too difficult to juggle all of the responsibilities. And she gave people tips on how to balance these things if a long work week is absolutely necessary. And that's about it! See you Tuesday!
  13. by   Ladicapricorn841
    Omg I am sooo mad that I will be missing tonight's meeting again!!! Boyfriend had to stay late at work tonight and we only have one car right now. I was wondering if you could fill me in again First!! Im soooo annoyed

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