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Well today started off kind of slow due to having to finish up some paperwork, but after that it was right into A&P. The instructor was reading it right out of the book which made it so boring but I picked up on alot of the stuff she was saying.
I start my LPN in class on tomorrow and I am very excited and nervous all at once. I have 12 yrs of CNA and took a medication aide course before so I hope all of this helps me in some way or another.
Our scrubs are all white with a small amount of blue and the school emblem. When at class, we have the option to wear a blue hooded sweater with the school emblem, but not during clinicals. The uniforms are HIDEOUS and huge lol... They make everyone look 20 lbs. heavier haha...
I know the uniforms for Lancaster Career are sooooooooooooo hideous! I can't wait to burn mine! 3 months to the day for graduation....I can't wait to never wears these hideous blue stripes again!
I start April 5th at Hondros College.I just passed the HESI this morning, sigh. I have my letter of acceptance in hand.....I hope I can join you guys for Spring 2010!
I know exactly how you feel... I'm a stay at home mom and I'm nervous about balancing my study time with my responsibilities as a mom and a wife. My husband supports me completely. Since my program is 18 months in length, it's spread out pretty well. By the time I finish, my children will be 3 and 4 1/2 which is a good age for me to reenter the workforce. I just wanted to be there for them until I felt comfortable enough to put them in pre-k or it's equivalent. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to focus on nothing but my kids and school. I know girls who don't have kids and can't say the same... They usually have to work and go to school and that is also very tough.
Oh geeze I've never heard of having to do that in lpn programs!! lol I hope not... My outline for my levels doesn't mention anything about dissecting cadavers so I guess we'll have to wait and see. I think I could handle it. It would just be weird... I don't think Id puke though because I've been in some really gross situations and never puked lol.
The math for dosage calculations is very easy... there are just little rules you have to remember here and there. I just want to drill it in my brain, because my program requires a 100% passing on a dosage calculations exam every level, and you get two chances to get it perfect and if you don't they kick you out of the program. Also, they actually MAKE us do the work from this book and we have to show it to them on the first day of class. I have plenty of time on my hands to do it, so I don't mind.
Everyone says that the program is very intense, and I'm nervous because I have a 3 year old and a 1 1/2 year old, and I have a feeling our play time is going to be shortened. I'm gonna miss them terribly while I'm in school!!!
So is your program 12 months or 18 months in length?
Full Financial aid??!! That is sooo awesome!! I'm getting help with half, and the other half I'll be taking loans out for. Either way I'm extremely grateful . I've been doing work out of a book called "Math for Meds" and it's to help with math calculations that you'll need to know for dosage calculations. I'm also reviewing an old anatomy and physiology book from when I took pharm tech classes, just so I feel a step ahead. That's what everyone advises me to practice; math and A&P... There are so many posts on this site with information on what to expect and how to prepare. I check on here everyday almost! lol
Your're lucky we have to wear all white uniforms, pants and tops, I haven't bought mine yet, just trying to save up the money since I'm not working while in school. Congrats on starting I thought I would never start and I did it.
I start in March. Excited but extremely nervous.
All LPN students due to start in March 2010, let's support each other!!
Share with us your start date, program length, or whatever else you'd like to share!!!
I'm so excited for everyone!
I am already registered for the CNA, but it cost close to $1000.00 So I was on the fence about it. Considering the LPN program is about $4000.00 so why waste an extra $1000.00 if I am going to go LPN anyway. I can't start LPN until sept CNA starts in Jan. So confused. I really want to be a "nurse" and can't do the RN it would just take too long (did I mention I'm 39?) But I also don't want to work in nursing homes and I am just afraid that that is where I will end up as an LPN. Thanks for your answers
What an inspiration!
I am a mother of two toddlers, and a homemaker, and I've been so overwhelmed about starting my PN program, and your story was just the motivation I needed ... If you could do it as a single mother of three, than I have no excuse!
Good luck and God Bless you. You will be an awesome LPN!! I'd love to hear how NCLEX-PN goes for you and what it's like entering the work force .
hey guys, i just now found this website. seems cool! i have been applying for both lvn & rn programs for the past 3 years and finally got into the lvn program here at my local jc. although i'm excited about starting lvn school my dream is to be a rn so that i can work emergency. i'm hoping that i'll be able to slip into the rn program at my school. if people drop the rn program they first fill those spots with eligible lvn students...and i'm soooo eligible. regardless i'm just glad that after so long of trying that i'm finally in a program! i start jan 19th...not long now!
just curious, but how much lifting is there in the beginning? i ask because i had shoulder surgery in november and although my orthopedist is going to clear me for school my rom is still limited and i'm still in my sling.
Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC or CTC)
Willow Street VoTech...
I start in March 2010 .
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